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Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

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.

Free Online Claim Assessment

Take our free assessment to find out if you have a noise induced hearing loss claim, or call us on 0333 331 5441.

Pursing a Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claim

There are a number of health and safety regulations in place to protect those at risk of developing hearing loss due to hazardous working environments. As well as enforcing legal limits on noise levels and exposure, employers are also bound by law to adopt a preventative approach when faced with the challenge of managing occupational risks.

Companies have a duty to ensure all the necessary steps are taken to significantly reduce the risk of industrial deafness including carrying out regular on site assessments and providing protective equipment. Where it can be shown an employer has neglected their duty, resulting in hearing damage or loss there may be grounds for a compensation claim. Consulting a legal professional who specialises in this area of law is essential due to the burden of evidence required for a successful claim.

Noise induced hearing loss and deafness can cause emotional and psychological distress to sufferers. Here at Farleys we understand the challenges our clients face, which is why we work tirelessly on their behalf to secure a settlement that can help restore their quality of life bringing them peace of mind.

Contact a Specialist in Industrial Disease Claims

Our dedicated specialists are experts in pursing industrial disease claims, allowing them to negotiate a settlement tailored to your individual needs. For a free initial consultation don’t hesitate to contact us on 0333 331 4802. Alternatively please complete an online enquiry form.

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