Industrial Deafness Claims
Industrial deafness is an occupational disease and following diagnosis some sufferers may be able to make a claim for compensation.
What is Industrial Deafness?
In short Industrial deafness is an occupational illness.
Employees have a right to expect employers to provide a safe working environment; in fact this is a legal requirement.
Excessive noise can damage hearing. Working in a noisy environment can cause hearing difficulties. If hearing is hampered because of work conditions it is called noise induced hearing loss.
There are ways of reducing risk of developing noise induced hearing loss and that would include the wearing of ear defenders, lowering noise levels and the reduction of the length of exposure time.
Some industries carry higher risks of developing noise induced hearing loss for example: metal fabrication, saw mill, paper mills, road construction, power generation, ship building, building and construction, mining and engineering.
However it is possible to develop noise induced hearing loss from working in environments not previously considered a risk such as offices.
How can you claim compensation for Industrial Deafness?
An Employer has an obligation to make a safe working environment, when this is not the case, this could be for a variety of reasons, and we can demonstrate the hearing loss was developed because of poor standards of safety it is possible to make a compensation claim, which is brought against the firms employers’ liability insurance.
Many employees move from job to job and although this complicates the process of claiming compensation it is often the case that we make claims against numerous employers and insurers.
Our solicitors are experienced in working with these types of claims, often a claimant with Industrial Deafness suffers other types of work related illnesses such as Vibration White Finger or perhaps chest related conditions like Mesothelioma.
We help clients in England and Wales with compensation claims for Noise Induced Hearing Loss and have offices in Hull, Grimsby and throughout Lincolnshire.
If you think you or a loved one suffer hearing difficulties and it could be due to conditions at work then contact us for free impartial advice.