Compensation is widely available for hearing loss victims in the UK if they have lost part or all of their sense of hearing because of the occupation.
You may be suffering from partial deafness if you find that you are struggling to hear whole conversations if you have to as people to repeat themselves regularly because you do not hear the whole sentence or if you have to keep turning up the volume up on the television so you can hear it. This deafness may be caused by your employment conditions if you frequently work where the sound levels are 80dB or over. If you have suffered a degree of deafness and it can be linked directly to the noise levels at your place of work then you may have an eligible case for industrial deafness compensation.
There are four main types of industrial deafness and the compensationamount awarded for each type depend on the severity of your hearing loss and whether it is permanent or temporary. The four main types of hearing loss are:
? Temporary hearing loss.
? Permanent hearing loss.
? Acoustic trauma.
The types of hearing loss are banded into different eves depending on whether your suffering is mild moderate or severe and whether the loss of hearing is in one or both ears.
If you think you may be entitled to compensation for your hearing loss because you have suffered damage to your ears whilst working in an excessively noisy environment in the UK you need to appoint a solicitor to act on your behalf as soon as possible to ensure you get the best result for your case. There are many solicitors here at Michael Lewin who are more than qualified enough to work on your behalf.
If you have to answer yes to any of the following questions then you may be at risk o suffering from industrial deafness into eh workplace f you are not adequately protected from the noise levels you are being exposed to:
? Do you have to shout to a colleague in order for them to hear you or do they have to shout at you in order to be heard when they are two metres away? If yes then it is likely that the noise levels in your workplace are above 85dB.
? Do you have to shout to a colleague in order for them to hear you or do they have to shout at you in order to be heard when they are only one metre away? If so then it is likely that the noise levels at your place of work are over 90dB.
Mr T made a personal injury claim for industrial deafness after suffering from temporary deafness at work. We were able to secure Mr T a total of £2670.00 in compensation.
If you are ready to start pursuing compensation because you have suffered hearing loss as a result of your work environment and you want to make the most of the no win no fee services offered by Michael Lewin you need to call our personal injury team in the UK on: 0844 499 9302.