Industrial Deafness Claims
Despite an improved level of health and safety awareness, industrial deafness still affects workers. It does not matter if it happens due to inadequate safety equipment, insufficient training, or another reason, if you have suffered from hearing loss at work, then The Compensation Experts can help.
Industrial deafness is a condition which develops over years of exposure to excessive noise, often not presenting itself clearly until a victim has left that job. Our advisors are happy to offer a free, no obligation initial consultation to determine whether you can claim compensation for industrial deafness, and can pair you with the best personal injury solicitor to help you do so.
What is an Industrial Deafness Claim?
You may be entitled to claim compensation if you have experienced hearing loss as the result of working in a noisy environment. Industrial deafness and noise induced hearing loss claims are frequently related to work in steel and construction, manufacturing, and the military, but they can occur in other industries too.
Industrial deafness can be caused by:
- Working with power tools or machinery without being given proper protective equipment, or instructed in the risks associated with not using it
- Working in a noisy environment like a car manufacturing plant without adequate protective equipment
Health and safety legislation clearly states that if a worker is exposed to noise levels of 80 decibels either daily or weekly, then they should receive training educating them about the dangers of noise levels, and given access to hearing protection. Even with hearing protection, no employee should work where the average noise level is over 87 decibels. Employers have a duty to monitor the sound levels accurately to ensure the working environment is safe.
The Compensation Experts can also help with acoustic shock claims. Unlike industrial deafness, which usually occurs after prolonged exposure to loud noise, acoustic shock comes from a sudden high pitched noise. For example, a call centre worker may be affected due to a broken headset, or a sound engineer may be harmed by a technical fault. Acoustic shock doesn’t cause hearing loss, but it does cause extreme sensitivity to loud noise and recurring tinnitus.
Industrial Deafness Compensation Claims
When you contact The Compensation Experts, we will talk to you in detail about your working conditions, the extent of your injury, and the impact it has had on your life. No two claims are identical, and so we only work with lawyers who will treat you as an individual.
The amount of compensation will depend on the extent of hearing loss you have incurred. For example, based on recent claims you can expect someone who is suffering occasional hearing loss or mild tinnitus to receive around £5,000, while a victim left with total hearing loss in both ears may receive ten times that amount. The extent of your employer’s liability will also influence your payment, and you may be able to make a claim even if you were partially at fault.
The first step in making a claim is to contact The Compensation Experts and speak with one of our advisors. If you prefer, you can fill in our contact form, and we will call you at a time that suits you.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
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We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
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