Answered on Jun 21, 2014
It seems like you would have a case, it is helpful that you have well documented noise levels. It also may make you case a little easier because you have been there for so long, a judge is likely to believe you and it would be difficult to show another cause. I would be concerned about some of the timelines. If you decide to file, there may be additional penalties (which benefits you) against the company for failing to acknowledge or investigate the claim within 21 days of making the claim. I would be curious of the basis for the denial (but then again it doesn’t sound like they gave one). There is a great book in the Bucks County Law Library specifically on WC hearing loss, you should take a look at it. It is a complicated area so I would not do it alone and would hire someone to file fore you. Whatever you do, don’t sit on it, there are a number of strict timelines in WC that you have to follow. Good luck.