The injury attorney can secure from the insured, and develop by his own observations, a detailed account of the job requirements of the claimant; the type of work he does; the extent and frequency of noise to which he is or was exposed; its range and scope, whether it is steady and intense; and the variation in noise that may exist.
At the same time, anyone who works hard must learn to break the tensions of his job or they can seriously interfere with the work he is doing. One of the elements he must be wary of is confusion while at work. Confusion is a primary cause of tension. An attorney must not ignore the essentials of his job, viz., organizing his work, doing the things first that should be done first.
From a claim investigation and claim supervision standpoint, this problem of occupational loss or hearing cases present several questions which will necessitate close cooperation in determining what steps must be taken and what approach must be developed. The problem will not be the same in all cases. Opportunities or perfecting defenses will vary.
The Underwriting Department of the insurance company must be made aware of all such claims. The facilities of the insurance company’s Safety Engineering Department will also have to be arranged for with reference to the firm’s operations, and pre-employment and pre-placement policy. Studies will have to be conducted on the current position of state agencies responsible for administering Workmen’s Compensation, for it seems obvious that revisions in standards for evaluating evidence and adjudicating claims may result from the intensive research on the basic concepts of loss of hearing now underway.
The whole trend is disconcerting. However, moderation is required. The best way an attorney can act is to do his job well. The legal firms will survive so long as it contains in function as a responsible industry, peopled by capable and imaginative personnel, fulfilling all of its obligations.
Going for legal representation would be more convenient for you under such circumstances.