Captioning services provided.
An interpreter can be available with 2 weeks notice.
Free and open to the public – Bring your friends!
Presented by Attorney Douglas Johnson & Dr. Ann Raabe, Ph.D. of Johnson Law Offices
Want to know one of the best kept secrets from workers exposed to loud noise on their jobs? Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation (WWC), pays for qualifying hearing losses just as it would for loss of eyesight or other work injury. Not only that, but the workplace noise need only to have CONTRIBUTED to a hearing loss and does not have to be the sole CAUSE of the hearing loss. It is rarely too late to file for qualifying hearing losses even if you have been out of the noise for 15 years or more!
Attorney Douglas Johnson and Dr. Ann Raabe of Johnson will share information about qualifying losses in what will likely be a lively discussion. They can review your audiogram to see if you might potentially qualify for WWC hearing loss benefits as determined by its hearing loss formula. So bring along your current audiogram. Bring along friends, family and co-workers who work or have worked in noisy environments and who could benefit from this information also.
Attorney Douglas Johnson earned both his bachelor’s and law degrees from UW-Madison. He started his law practice in 1977 and became focused on only hearing injured workers in Wisconsin in 1983. Johnson Law Offices (JLO), is a small family owned and operated law firm that handles approximately 80% of the hearing loss claims in Wisconsin. Doug has personal experience with hearing loss in his own family as his grandfather, father, aunt and two sons were/are hard of hearing.
Dr. Ann Raabe earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UW-Madison and her Doctorate from the University of Health Sciences in Arizona. She has worked as a clinical audiologist and manager in several hospital settings; a private practice audiologist for 32 years; and recently joined the Johnson Law Offices team. Dr. Raabe was named the Audiologist of the Year in 2005 by the Wisconsin Speech-Language and Hearing Association. She is passionate about providing hearing assistance to anyone who needs it.