"Just because you can't see it, don't suffer in silence."
What is Occupational Hearing Loss?
Occupational hearing loss, also known as occupational deafness, can result from being exposed to excessive noise which can cause damage to the hairs situated within the inner ear. Early symptoms include difficulty in hearing a conversation against a noisy background, for example in a pub or busy restaurant. Hearing loss can be accompanied by noises in the ear called tinnitus.
Often a person will not experience symptoms until later in life, and therefore realising that this may be related to employment may not be immediately realised.
Even if an employer is no longer trading, it may be possible to pursue a claim if the insurer for the period of employment can be identified.
Occupational deafness, or industrial deafness, traditionally affected those working in heavy industry, such as shipbuilding, metalwork, quarrying and drilling, or in the use of noisy machinery such as in engineering, textiles, printing and woodworking. Other types of exposure could include any environment where noise is excessive, for example food production and processing.
If you were exposed to noise at work, your employer had a duty to protect you from that risk and to provide a safe place in which to work.
If you have worked in the telecom industry, we have a dedicated site with further information, which you can find by clicking here to be directed to our telecom deafness site.
Why choose NewLaw solicitors?
At NewLaw we understand how noise can damage the hearing and the various conditions that this can cause, including noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus. If you have developed hearing loss or tinnitus as a result of noise exposure, you may be able to claim compensation.
If you are only now experiencing symptoms of noise induced hearing loss and were employed some time ago, but your employer is no longer trading, you may still be able to claim for compensation. Your former employer should have been insured and those insurers are obliged to deal with your claim. Our team of noise induced injury claim experts are specialists in tracing insurers, often where others have failed. This has enabled people who would otherwise have lost out, receive the compensation that they deserve.
What are the symptoms of hearing loss?
As simple as it sounds, hearing loss is when your hearing is no longer as good as it used to be. Over time we have to expect the ageing process to be a factor. However, in some cases it is attributed to the conditions that we work in, such as those above and other places of work.
How can claiming for compensation help me?
Our specialist Occupational Hearing Loss solicitors have helped thousands upon thousands of people claim back from their place of work.
Specific examples can be found here where we have helped recover compensation for those who have lived with hearing loss due to being exposed to noise, at their place of work, with no aids to prevent them from losing their hearing.
We will guide and help you get the right support that you need such as:
More About Us
Official NewLaw Feed