Have you suffered hearing loss or deafness because of your working environment? If so, you may be able make an industrial deafness claim. Thousands of people throughout the UK suffer from occupational and industrial deafness, thus, UK law makes it possible to claim financial compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs, and loss of earnings due to a period spent out of work.
What is Industrial Deafness?
Industrial deafness typically refers to deafness of varying degrees that is caused by prolonged exposure to a noisy working environment. There are several trades, industries and work places in which industrial deafness is common among staff. These include:
- nightclub and gig venues;
- call centres;
- quarrying and stone cutting;
Many of these working environments are so loud that UK law requires employers to provide staff with hearing protection.
If you work in a noisy environment and feel that you have not been provided with adequate hearing protection, and that this fact has directly contributed to your hearing loss, contact a solicitor as soon as possible to discuss a potential compensation claim. If you would like to arrange for an initial consultation with a solicitor to discuss a potential industrial deafness claim, call us on 0125 460 6090.
Can I Make a Claim?
If you are unsure of whether you are eligible to make a claim for industrial deafness, get in touch with the personal injury and work accident specialists at Farleys. We regularly handle work related deafness claims and are happy to explain the process of making a claim.
Whether you are experiencing the first signs of tinnitus or are living with profound deafness, if there is a work related or industrial element to your case, get in touch with the team at Farleys to discuss a compensation claim.