Since the introduction of the 2005 Noise at Work Act, all UK employers are obliged to care for their employees, providing them with a safe working environment and protective equipment .
If you have hearing problems due to industrial deafness, Express Solicitors can pursue a compensation claim on your behalf.
Common Causes of Industrial Deafness
A variety of working environments can contribute to hearing loss. Employees who tend to work in the environments listed below are most likely to suffer from hearing problems:
- Building Sites
- Military Services
- Transport Workers: Planes and Trains
If you are the victim of hearing problems because of your workplace, then you may be entitled to an industrial deafness compensation claim.
Tinnitus & Acoustic Shock
Tinnitus and Acoustic Shock are types of industrial deafness. They usually occur in the workplace through excessive noise without adequate breaks, or lack of protective head gear.
The symptoms for tinnitus and acoustic shock include:
- Loud ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Muffled conversations
- Unable to hear television properly
- Increased sensitivity to sounds
Causes of hearing loss occur from experiencing loud noises, particularly over a long period of time. However, some people can suffer from industrial deafness after a single incident of exposure to excessive noise (e.g. an explosion).
Thousands of UK employees each year report hearing problems, or some form of industrial deafness. Express Solicitors understand the issues concerned and can use their extensive experience to achieve the compensation that you deserve, so that you can get your life back on track.
Claims of this nature will be brought through the Noise at Work Regulations 2005, Protective Work Equipment Regulations, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, and Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations.