You will need the help of one of the industrial deafness claims solicitors from the industrial disease division at Michael Lewin if you want to make a successful occupational hearing loss claim for compensation in the UK.
If your employer is taking responsibility for the safety of their members of staff and they are trying to protect employees 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 environment by a competent and qualified analyst. This test will have been carried out as part of a detailed health and safety assessment that your employer has carried out in order to protect you from hazards in the workplace.
? Your employer will have provided you with the necessary hearing defence that is of an appropriate level for the amount of noise that is emitted into the workplace. Different types of ear protection defend the ears 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 risks involved with industrial deafness and how best to prevent industrial hearing loss from developing with the correct use of the equipment they provide.
If your employer has fulfilled all of the above then they have done their duty to their employees to prevent them from sustained an injury to the ear. Employers who fulfil the above requirements will not be held liable if a member of staff does not wear the equipment they have been provided or ignores the training they have been given.
You should speak to one of the industrial deafness claims solicitors about making a claim in the UK if your employer has not taken the measures and safety procedures mentioned above and it has resulted in you losing some or all of your hearing.
You can develop a degree of injury to your hearing 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 frequently. If your employer does not take all the measures required of them to protect you from the risk of developing occupational 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 whilst at work then they are also liable for paying you the compensation you deserve for the damage they have caused to your ears.
Michael Lewin Solicitors have just settled Mrs U’s hearing loss claim and she was awarded a total of £18850.00 for the moderate hearing loss she sustained at work.
If you need to speak to one of the industrial deafness claims solicitors 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.