An industrial deafness claims solicitor from Michael Lewin Solicitors can help you make an industrial injury claim if the excessive noise levels at your place of work have caused damage to your hearing.
Industrial hearing loss can be sustained at work if your employer or employers have failed to provide you with a safe working environment and the necessary equipment to ensure that any risks to your hearing are taken care of.We understand that there is nothing can be done about the noise that is emitted from vital equipment in the workplace but there is no need for our clients to suffer the noise without the right protection.
Many of the machines that emit so much noise in the workplace are vital machines that are needed to keep the worlds industries alive. Even though employers can do very little to change the noise levels that are emitted from these machines they can do something about the amount of noise that is absorbed by employee’s ears. All employers must provide their employees with an appropriate level of protection from the noise in the workplace whether it is full ear defenders or disposable foam earplugs.
You should speak to an industrial deafness claims solicitor as soon as possible after your diagnosis. In order to make a claim you have to have medical evidence of your ear injury; if you have this then you can start the claims process if it is linked to the noise levels at work.
If you have started to develop industry related hearing issues and they can be linked directly to the excessive noise levels at work you should consider making a personal injury claim for the struggling you have encountered. If you think your employer has failed to carry out an appropriate risk assessment of the noise emissions in your workplace and consequently has not provided you with the appropriate equipment to protect your ears you may need legal advice from ourselves if you are suffering from damage to your hearing.
In the plant where Mr O was a foreman the level of noise produced was over the level that is deemed as a safe level of noise. The oil manufacturing plant employed Mr O as a maintenance engineer on the pumps for over 25 years. Mr O was responsible for the safe up keeping of the pumps at the plant. Mr O did not have a line manager or health and safety office to guide him and he was never informed that there were any risks to his hearing whilst at work. As a result Mr O was awarded £5200.00 for the moderate deafness he sustained form not wearing ear protectors.
If you are suffering from industrial deafness and you need claims advice from a solicitor with experience in the industrial deafness field you need to speak to one of the dedicated industrial accident and injury solicitors from Michael Lewin as soon as possible. To get your case stated by a trusted legal professional call Michael Lewin Solicitors now on: 0844 499 9302.