You will need an industrial deafness claims solicitor from the industrial disease division at Michael Lewin if you want to make a successful occupational deafness claim for hearing loss compensation in the UK.
You can develop hearing loss if you have been working in an environment where a high level of constant noise or a very high level of intermitted sounds is emitted into the workplace regularly. If your employer does not take all the measures required of them to protect you from the risk of developing industrial deafness in the workplace then they are liable for any deafness or hearing loss you develop; if your employer is liable for the deafness or hearing loss you have sustained in the workplace then they are also liable for paying you the compensation you deserve for the damage they have caused to your ears.
If your employer is taking care of their members of staff and they are trying to protect them from the excessive noise levels in the workplace then they will have done the following:
? Have a noise emissions test performed on the sound and noise levels in the workplace by a competent and qualified individual. This test will have been carried out as part of a detailed health and safety assessment that your employer has carried out of your working conditions.
? Your employer will have provided you with hearing defence equipment that is of an appropriate level for the amount of noise that is emitted into the workplace. Different types of ear defence protect from different levels of noise so your employer will have chosen one that is appropriate for your industry.
? Your employer will have taken the findings of the health and safety assessment into account and provided members of staff with comprehensive training about the dangers of industrial deafness and how best to prevent industrial deafness from developing.
If your employer has done all of the above then they should be commended for their level of care. Employers who fulfil the above requirements will not be held liable if a member of staff develops industrial deafness in the workplace
You should speak to an industrial deafness claims solicitor about making a claim in the UK if your employer has not taken the actions mentioned above and it has resulted in you losing some or all of your hearing.
Michael Lewin Solicitors are very pleased with the latest result they have managed to achieve on behalf of one of our clients; Mrs D. Mrs D made a claim for hearing loss compensation after her daughter kept complaining that Mrs D was suffering from hearing loss. A hearing test confirmed that Mrs D had lost 45% of her hearing in both ears and that it was caused by working in a loud workshop. Mrs D was awarded £24436.00 in compensation.
If you need to speak to an industrial deafness claim solicitor about making a claim for occupational deafness in the UK you should call Michael Lewin Solicitors as soon as you can on: 0844 499 9302.