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How to Claim Compensation for Industrial Deafness and Hearing Loss

How to Claim Compensation for Industrial Deafness and Hearing Loss

Noise Induced Hearing Loss (work based hearing loss) is permanent and the damage is irreversible. This could occur from working in an industrial or factory environment for a prolonged basis without adequate hearing protection. For many people the first sign that they have suffered some damage is a temporary reduction in their level of hearing at the end of the working day.

What are the signs of industrial deafness or noise induced hearing loss?

As we get older most of us expect to become a little hard of hearing. We just accept that we turn the TV and radio up too high for those around us and conversation becomes something of a lottery as we struggle to hear what is being said, and as a result just nod politely in what we hope are the right places.

However getting older may not be the only cause of this hearing loss.

If you have worked in a noisy environment such as a factory or have used power tools of some sort on a prolonged, regular basis without adequate hearing protection it is possible that you may have developed Noise Induced Hearing loss as a result of your exposure to noise at work.

So how do you know if you have been exposed to excessive noise?

For the noise levels in your work place to be considered excessive as a rule you would need to shout to hold a conversation with a workmate standing between 4 and 6 feet away from you.If you feel that these criteria apply to you then you may be entitled to recover compensation for the damage you have suffered to your hearing during the course of your employment.

Obtaining compensation for your work-related hearling loss or deafness

For further information about compensation for hearing loss and to make a possible claims contact one of our specialist noise induced hearing loss / hearing damage solicitors. We are based in West London but cover all surrounding areas. To enquire about making a compensation claim please contact a member of our team on 01895 207230 or 01895 207295. Alternatively, you can send an email to pi@ibblaw.co.uk.

Noise Induced Hearing Loss Team, IBB SolicitorsCapital Court, 30 Windsor Street, Uxbridge, Middlesex. UB8 1AB