The industrial deafness claims experts from the industrial disease and injury division of Michael Lewin Solicitors can help you make a compensation claim in the UK if you have lost your sense of hearing through working in an excessively noisy environment.
The aural injury and illness specialists from the personal injury team at Michael Lewin Solicitors are all competent qualified and highly experienced individuals. The personal injury exerts can help you make a compensation claim for the compensation you are legally entitled to after encountering hearing difficulties as a direct result of working with excessive noise levels being emitted into the workplace.
If you have developed an unfortunate hearing injury whether it is permanent intermitted temporary or occasional hearing loss you are entitled to make a personal injury claim for the damage that has been done. If you want to make a successful personal injury claim for the deafness you have developed in the workplace you have to be able to prove that the noise levels in your place of work are excessive. This is easily shown with a simple decibel measurement test. All employers should have a record of the noise emissions into the workplace from having a health and safety test carried out on the working condition. This health and safety test should have identified that the noise levels in the workplace did pose a risk to the hearing of employees and that your employer needed to take action to prevent this. If a health and safety assessment of your workplace did indicate that the noise levels were a hazard to workers but your employer failed to take action on this identification then they are liable if any of their employees suffer from hearing loss. It is your employers responsibility to make sure that all staff are equipped with hearing defence and the necessary information on how to avoid developing industrial deafness.
You should seek industrial deafness claims advice about making a compensation claim in the UK as soon as it has become apparent you are suffering from noise induced occupational hearing loss.
With most personal injury claims there is a three year time limit from the date of an accident or illness developing to make a personal injury claim. With industrial hearing loss cases the time limit is generally three years from the date of your hearing loss diagnosis. If you leave it too late to make a personal injury claim for the industrial deafness you have developed at work you will miss out on thousands of pounds in compensation.
Miss P thankfully did not leave it too late to make a claim for the industrial deafness she developed as a result of the noise emitted by the machines in her place of work. Miss P was not a machine operator so she was not provided with ear protection even though she worked amongst the machines all day long. Miss D was awarded £7690.00 for her industrial illness.
If you need industrial deafness claims advice about compensation for industrial deafness sufferers in the UK you need to call Michael Lewin Solicitors as soon as possible on: 0844 499 9302.