Industrial deafness compensation claims

Industrial deafness is hearing damage caused by excessive noise in the workplace over a prolonged period of time; it is most often caused by a lack of adequate hearing protection.

Industrial deafness can leave sufferers unable to work and struggling in their daily life. Compensation can help ease the financial burden, fund medical equipment and hearing aids, allowing you to lead a better quality of life.

To discuss your case in greater depth and start your industrial deafness claim, call YouClaim today on 0800 10 757 95.

The effects of industrial deafness

Industrial deafness, occupational deafness or noise-induced hearing loss all describe the deterioration of a person’s hearing over a long period of time. Aside from suffering impaired hearing, industrial deafness can cause all manner of issues in a person’s life. For example, sufferers may be unable to work and have difficulty communicating with loved ones, which can affect a person physically and emotionally.

Often, when appropriate medical attention has been sought an individual is able to return to work however, when this is not the case, YouClaim will work hard to ensure any financial settlement reflects the long term implications and their impact on you and your family.

Another by-product of can be tinnitus. Click here to read about making a tinnitus claim.

Employer responsibility

Employers are obliged to adhere to the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2006, which include strict guidelines designed to ensure employees are protected from over exposure to loud noises in any working environment.

Our solicitors will seek to establish whether your employer neglected any of the responsibilities outlined in these pieces of legislation. These include establishing whether your employer:

  • Carried out suitable risk assessments;
  • established a safe system of work;
  • used the quietest technology reasonably available;
  • provided personal protective equipment;
  • implemented a policy of hearing damage prevention.

Any evidence indicating that your employer has neglected some or all of these obligations could form the grounds for proving you are entitled to receive compensation for work related hearing loss.

How much could you claim?

The average compensation amounts vary on a case by case basis, and you will get a much more accurate idea by speaking to a solicitor about your situation. We can then advise you on your chances of success and arrange for a medical professional to examine the severity of your condition.

Contact YouClaim

Our legal team are specialists in work place injury and industrial disease, and have extensive knowledge, experience and expertise in compiling successful legal cases.

Call us now on 0800 10 757 95 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time convenient for you.

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