Unfortunately in the majority of cases hearing loss and deafness is irreversible, often having a devastating impact on a person’s daily life. Industrial deafness is an occupational hazard that threatens thousands of workers each year as excessive exposure to noise can cause permanent damage to the sensitive and delicate muscles in the ear that are responsible for hearing.
Here at Farleys our industrial deafness solicitors have a wealth of expertise acting on behalf of people who have suffered hearing loss as a direct result of the inadequate conditions of their working environment. To speak to a specialist solicitor contact our dedicated industrial claims department on 0333 331 4802, alternatively please complete an online enquiry form.
Causes of Industrial Deafness
Despite a fall in the number of cases reported each year industrial deafness or noise induced hearing loss as it is also referred to still poses a great risk to employees. Not only can industrial deafness cause permanent and disabling damage but it can also leave workers vulnerable to further safety risks.
Over exposure to excessive noise is the principle cause of hearing loss, causing gradual damage over a prolonged period of time. However industrial deafness can also be caused where an individual has been exposed to sudden loud noises, having a detrimental impact upon their hearing. In high risk occupations such as construction or manufacturing impaired hearing can reduce people’s awareness and interfere with communications placing employees at a greater risk of injury.
If you have been affected by industrial deafness it is essential you contact a specialist in accident at work claims at the nearest opportunity. Although pursuing a claim may not restore your hearing it can ensure the correct safety procedures are in place to prevent future incidents.