You should speak to one of the industrial deafness claims solicitors from the exceptional industrial deafness team at Michael Lewin Solicitors about making a claim in London if your employer has not taken the health and safety regulations regarding the control of noise in the workplace seriously and this has caused damage to your hearing.
You can develop a degree of injury to your hearing if you have been working in an environment where the level of noise exceeds 85dB or an even higher level of intermitted sounds is cast into the workplace frequently. If your employer does not take all the regulations seriously 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 you can seek justice by pursuing the compensation you deserve for the damage they have caused to your ears. Mr E’s employer was liable for Mr E’s hearing loss so we were successfully able to make a compensation claim allowing Mr E to receive a total of £7890.00 in compensation.
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 London.
If your employer is taking responsibility for the safety of their employees and they are trying to protect employees from noise exposure in the workplace then they will have done the following:
? Have a noise levels test performed on the sound and noise emitted into the environment by a competent and qualified assessor. This test will have been carried out as part of a detailed health and safety assessment that your employer has ordered so they can protect you from hazards in the workplace.
? Your employer will allow you to use hearing defence if the noise is over 80dB and will enforce the use of equipment I over 85dB. Different types of ear protection defend the ears from different types 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 workers with comprehensive training about the risks involved with working in an excessively loud environment and how best to prevent industrial hearing loss from developing by correctly utilising the equipment they provide.
If your employer has fulfilled the requirements above then they have done their duty to their employees to prevent them from developing an illness to the ear. Employers who fulfil the above requirements may not be held accountable if a member of staff does not wear the equipment they have been provided or ignores the training they have been given.
If you need to speak to one of the industrial deafness claims solicitors about making a claim for occupational deafness in London you should call Michael Lewin Solicitors as soon as you can on: 0844 499 9302.