If you suffer noise-related hearing loss or ?industrial deafness? after working in noisy conditions in London or elsewhere in the UK for lengthy periods of time you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation and it couldn?t be more simple than with the help of the experienced professionals are Michael Lewin Solicitors who can provide you with details of your local audiologist who can diagnose your condition offer advice on making a claim and support you each step of the way through the process to enable you to achieve the best results possible; and all of this could be on a ?no win no fee? basis if you have an eligible claim.
Every employer has a responsibility to their employees to make sure their working conditions are safe and a duty of care to protect their personal well-being whilst at the workplace. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 act was introduced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a way to protect workers from having to suffer high and possibly dangerous noise levels whilst they worked. It sets out clear guidelines for those that employ people to work ina noisy workplace to follow.
Some places of work will inevitably be noisy due to the kind of industry that they are such as factories construction sites quarries foundries and mills. However regardless of the profession you have if there is on-going high noise levels your employer should be doing what they can to reduce them or providing the necessary protective ear wear at all times such as ear plugs or muffs. Employers must provide this safety equipment if the noise levels are continuously over 80 dB.
If you?re hearing loss is the result of prolonged exposure to high noise levels during your day to day work for your employer you could be eligible to claim compensation and the industrial deafness specialists at Michael Lewin Solicitors could help you to pursue the compensation you are entitled to as they have successfully done for many innocent victims of noise-induced hearing loss in London and across the UK.
Miss E suffered noise-related hearing loss and tinnitus after working in the textile manufacturing industry for many years without any ear protection being provided for her. She was diagnosed by a medical professional that connected her hearing loss to the continual noise of the spinning and frame machines she was exposed to at work for a prolonged time and our experts were able to recover compensation of £13750 on behalf of Miss E for the hearing loss she now suffers in conjunction with tinnitus.