An industrial disease lawyer from within the industrial disease division of Michael Lewin Solicitors can help you if you are an innocent victim of noise induced hearing loss (deafness) who has worked in unsafe conditions in the UK.
Our personal injury industrial disease experts are dedicated to helping workplace victims claim the compensation they are legally entitled to in the UK if their employers have failed to abide by the health and safety guidelines in the noise at work act 1989 and this has resulted in the victim suffering damage to their hearing.
The noise at work act was introduced in 1989 so that health and safety regulations in the workplace were enforced and offered protection to employees working in excessively noisy environments. All employers no matter how many staff they have in their employment must adhere to the noise at work guidelines if the noise output in the environment is over the maximum exposure limits.
Modern day employers generally abide by the health and safety laws which means future cases of industrial deafness should become less common. Many employers will now ensure employees are provided with the necessary equipment and training. Employers must make employees aware about the dangers of excessive noise in the workplace so employees can make sure they are protected and employers can ensure the safety of their employees.
Before the health and safety at work laws were introduced there was no such thing as health and safety guidelines and employees were expected to work in an unsafe environment because many people were not aware of the hazards.
You need to speak to a dedicated and experienced industrial disease lawyer from the personal injury team at Michael Lewin Solicitors if you think you could be entitled to claim hearing loss at work compensation in the UK.
You can make an industrial deafness claim on a no win no fee basis with representation from one of Michael Lewin’s dedicated and expert industrial deafnessspecialists if you have a qualifying claim for compensation. Mr K had a qualifying claim and he received an award of £5670.00 forhis mild hearing loss.
If you have been diagnosed as suffering from a degree of hearing impairment whether it is mild or severe and you can prove that an unsafe working environmentis the cause of your deafness then you will most likely be eligible to make an industrial disease claim for noise induced hearing loss (deafness) compensation.
In order to make a claim and gain a successful outcome you have to start the legal process within three years of your diagnosis to ensure you do not go over the time limit for making a claim. If unsafe occupational surroundings were to blame for the onset of your hearing loss you must be able to prove that it is the cause; you also have to show that whilst you were employed in the hazardous environment you employer did not take reasonable steps to ensure you were protected from the noise produced.
To speak to an industrial disease lawyer from the industrial disease specialist division at Michael Lewin Solicitors about your chances of successfully securing industrial deafness compensation in the UK call us today on: 0844 499 9302.