Industrial Deafness is an all too common condition. It is frequently caused by prolonged exposure to excessive noise.
If you are suffering deafness or hearing loss because of your working conditions, let Bollin Legal Associates help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.
Claiming is easy, just call one of our experienced Industrial Deafness lawyers on 0800 988 2478 or 01625 506 588 from your mobile. Alternatively please fill out our easy to use Compensation Claim Form and we will contact you.
Industrial Deafness Compensation Claims.
An estimated 1.1 million people are likely to develop hearing problems as a direct result of their job or occupation. The 2005 Noise at Work Act makes it a legal requirement for employers to protect workers from suffering a loss of hearing due to excessive work noise.
Employers are required to provide appropriate protection such as ear defenders to those who work in a noisy environment. If you feel your employer was negligent and failed to protect you adequately, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Types of Industrial Deafness
Compensation amounts for industrial deafness claims can vary enormously due to the variety and severity of the injury. Hearing problems can range from a slight loss of hearing to total deafness. Other circumstances of hearing loss may be caused by exposure to excessive noise such as:
- Tinnitus – Tinnitus is frequently a ringing sound that can be present in one or both ears. Caused by exposure to excessive noise over a long period, Tinnitus can have a devastating effect on the sufferer. It can interfere with sleep and other daily activities, the condition may be temporary in some people, but can be permanent.
- Acoustic Trauma – More commonly associated with a sudden loud noise such as an explosion or a gunshot. Acoustic trauma usually involves damage to the hearing mechanism of the inner ear. If the damage is severe, the condition will not be treatable.
How to Make an Industrial Deafness Compensation Claim
If you are unsure whether you are eligible to make a claim or not, simply call one of our friendly, knowledgeable advisors, who will happily answer any questions you may have.
Please fill out our easy to use Compensation Claim Form and we will contact you or Call Bollin Legal Associates today on 0800 988 2478 or 01625 506 588 from your mobile.
Alternatively complete our online call back form opposite and we will call you back.
All claims are handled by an experienced and friendly claims advisor.