Industrial Injury claims can be made by individuals under UK law who have suffered from neglect in the workplace which has caused their hearing to deteriorate. If your hearing has been damaged temporarily or permanently no matter how mildly or seriously your hearing has been affected you are entitled to make an industrial disease claim for hearing loss compensation if you can prove that your employer is the case of your hearing loss.

Most employers have health and safety laws that they have to abide by in order to keep their employees safe and minimise their risk of exposure o anything dangerous in the workplace. If there are hazardous substances in the workplace then employees must be provided with all of the necessary equipment in order to ensure they receive the maximum protection from the substances they are in contact with.

Safety equipment alone is not enough to protect members of staff from hazardous substances in the workplace; employers must provide comprehensive training to all members of staff new or old about minimising their exposure to the substance by using the safety equipment safely and handling the substances correctly. Equipment is no good without the correct training on how to use it. The importance of using the safety equipment they are provided with should be made very clear to all employees and rules about using safety equipment should be enforced.

Industrial injury claims can be made by UK employees whose employers have failed to identify hazards in the workplace and who have failed to implement safe practicing procedures in the workplace with regards to the safe use of equipment in the workplace and also if they have neglected to provide employees with the correct equipment.

As mentioned above there are many health and safety regulations in place and different regulations will apply to different industries more than others. The control of noise at work act 2005 relates to a surprisingly diverse number of businesses. Noise at work is commonly associated with industries such as ship building steel and metal manufacturing and mining; it is a little known fact that nightclub workers bar staff and even call centre operatives are also at risk of suffering from industrial deafness. Any kind of deafness which has been caused by exposure to noise levels in the workplace is classed as industrial deafness and could qualify for a compensation award.

Mr D made an industrial illness claim for compensation for the hearing loss he developed after too much unprotected exposure to noise in the workplace. Mr D’s employer had not paid enough attention to the needs of his workers and according to Mr D was far more interested in making a profit that in the safety of the workers. Luckily we were able to secure a total of £8300.00 in compensation for Mr D for the suffering he now has to live with for the rest of his life.

To start an industrial injury claim in the UK for industrial deafness compensation with the help of a qualified and experienced personal injury solicitor form the industrial disease division of Michael Lewin Solicitors you need to call: 0844 499 9302 or email enquiries@michaellewin.co.ukas soon as possible.

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