Industrial deafness is a fairly common medical condition that causes an individuals hearing to be significantly impaired due to exposure to load noise in their place of work. Sometimes referred to as occupational deafness or noise induced hearing loss, recent surveys suggest there are up to 150,000 people in the UK alone who suffer from the condition. If you endure any such hearing problems and believe that they were caused from the volume of the noise in your workplace, then contact an industrial deafness claims solicitor who can work on your behalf. The compensation you receive can support you through your medical condition.
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The symptoms of industrial deafness range from tinnitus to a complete loss of hearing. Tinnitus is commonly thought of as a ringing sound in the ear. Although ringing in the ear is the most frequent symptom of tinnitus, sufferers often hear other noises such as buzzing or whistling. The noises are of course heard constantly without originating from an outside source. The severity of the symptoms depends entirely on the level of noise subjected to (this can be measured in decibels) and the length of time exposed to it. In severe cases this can lead to complete hearing loss and deafness. Unfortunately once the damage has taken place, the effects are irreversible.
It is a legal duty of employers to protect the safety of its employees. This includes the protection of an individuals hearing. The Noise at Work Act of 1989 brought in certain health and safety rules that must be followed by employers. Many people still suffer from industrial deafness, despite whether this was brought on before or after the act was passed. Industrial injury compensation can go a long way to provide a life for people diagnosed with the condition. As all claims on deafness cases are undertook on a no win no fee basis there is no financial risk to you. Employers and authorities have insurance in place to provide compensation to victims of industrial deafness.
Many occupations are at risk of occupational deafness, not just those working with heavy machinery. A selection is listed below:
- Construction workers
- Factory workers
- Nightclub staff
- Power mill workers
- Ship builders
- Stone Cutters and quarry workers
- Textile industry workers
This list is by no means exhaustive as many occupations are at risk of noise induced hearing loss. If you suffer from hearing problems that you believe have been caused by noise originating in your workplace then please call for our free expert advice. We are skilled professionals who have handled many cases like yours, providing victims with compensation to help them live with their condition. At Ashley Ainsworth we operate on a strict no win no fee basis ensuring that you can make your industrial illness compensation claim without the worry of financial risk. Employers and authorities have insurance in place to provide compensation to victims of noise induced hearing loss.
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