If I suffered hearing loss while working in the oilfield for 11 years, will I be able to file a claim and collect?
Question Details: I was 19 years old when I took an industrial job 46 years ago. They did not provide hearing protection until about 2 years later. I was working on industrial equipment 110 db and more.
No, it is far too late to file a claim or take legal action, assuming we understand the timeline correctly. You took a job 46 years ago; you worked there for 11 years; that means you job ended 35 years ago. The statute of limitations, or time within which you must file a claim or lawsuit for an injury (including hearing loss), in Oklahoma is only 2 years. You are over three decades too late.
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