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Industrial Deafness Compensation Claims

industrial_deafness How to Claim for Industrial Deafness

Industrial deafness is also known as noise induced hearing loss.

There are many places of work where there is simply too much noise. High levels of noise at work can cause serious damage to the hearing of the workers , who can suffer hearing loss,  tinnitus and even complete deafness. These kinds of hearing problems are bracketed together and referred to as industrial deafness.

It has been reported that more than 170,000 people in the UK are suffering from some form of industrial deafness. That’s almost one in 300!  Our ears are simply not meant to take too much noise for a very long time.

Common types of work related noise induced hearing loss

When people work regularly in very noisy workplaces, they develop different kinds of hearing problems such as:

• Temporary hearing loss: this kind of hearing loss happens when the person experiences several hours of exposure to noise above 75 dB. The person generally recovers in 14-15 hours in a quiet environment.

• Permanent hearing loss: with constant exposure to noise, some changes start taking place in the person’s ears. It takes time for the person to realise that he is facing this problem and by that time it is too late and nothing is possible to reverse the damage. This kind of industrial deafness can vary from fairly minor hearing loss to complete deafness.

• Acoustic trauma: hearing loss caused by very loud noise or several very loud noises in very short time period. For example an explosion at work or exposure to the noise of gun shots without proper ear protection, etc.

• Tinnitus: experiencing noises like ringing, buzzing, whistling, hissing etc in the ear is called tinnitus.

Some jobs involve a much greater chance of developing some sort of industrial deafness. Some industries are particularly bad for noise induced hearing loss, including mining, construction, power generation, road building and engineering.

How to claim for industrial deafness compensation

It is the responsibility of your employer to make sure that the noise at the work place does not cause any damage to the hearing of their workers. If you suffer from industrial deafness, you could be  entitled to claim compensation from your employer.

What should you do to claim industrial deafness compensation?

All you need to do at this stage is simply to fill out the question box at the top of this page. Remember to include all relevant details so that our expert compensation claims solicitors can get a greater understanding of your case. Don’t worry – any information from you  is confidential and you will get a personal response within a hour for free, no obligation legal advice.

And if our solicitors do take on your industrial deafness compensation claim, then we can run it under a No Win No Fee agreement – which means you don’t need to worry about having to pay a legal bill.

Industrial Deafness – what can I claim compensation for?

  • You are allowed to claim compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
  • You can also ask for the amount you spent in getting yourself treated or any other costs and losses (including financial such as wages and pain & suffering) caused by your deafness.
  • You can also get compensated for all your medical expenses and prescription costs etc.

Do make sure that you provide your solicitor with full details of all these expenses,  and explain what went on at work to  cause your hearing loss.

Any compensation you win for industrial deafness is sadly not going to bring your hearing back – but it will make life a little comfortable for you and your family.

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