Hearing Loss Claims

If you’re suffering from industrial deafness, we can help

Living with a hearing impairment can be very frustrating – it can be difficult for you to communicate, which has a knock-on effect on your confidence. And you might find it especially hard when you’re in places with lots of background noise, such as family parties or events.

For some people, hearing loss is just a part of growing older. But in some cases, you might be having difficulty hearing because of the noise levels at a current or previous job. This can feel unfair, especially because the consequences are usually permanent.

Some industries are more likely to cause industrial deafness – especially those which include loud machinery such as drills, jack hammers, and pneumatic tools. This means factory and construction workers are at particularly high risk.

If you’re suffering from hearing problems because your employer hasn’t followed health and safety rules to protect you from noise, then you may be able to make a claim. You can get in touch with us on 0800 234 6438 – our advisors will be able to let you know whether you have a case.

Employers have a duty to protect your hearing

All employers have a duty of care to keep their employees safe from hearing damage, as set out in the Control of Noise at Work Regulations, 2005.

This means if the noise levels in your workplace are at 80-85 decibels or higher, then your employer should have taken one or all the measures listed below to prevent your hearing being damaged:

If your employer hasn’t taken any of these steps and you’re faced with industrial deafness as a result, then we may be able to help you make a compensation claim to cover the costs and impact that it’s likely to have had on your life.

Can you still claim if your employer has gone out of business?

Due to the fact that it often takes a long time for industrial deafness to develop, your employer might now have gone out of business. If this applies to you, don’t worry – it’s likely we can still help.

Our solicitors will usually be able to trace your ex-employer’s insurers, and your compensation will then be paid by them.

Types of noise induced hearing loss

No matter how minor or serious your hearing loss is, it can still be very difficult to live with. Although hearing loss often doesn’t appear until years after exposure to the loud noise, it can often get worse with time.

The three main types of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) are:

Your compensation

Making a compensation claim can seem daunting, but we’ve seen how much of a difference the money can make to people’s lives – right now as well as in the future.

This is because our solicitors will take all the effects of your hearing loss into consideration when putting together your compensation claim, including the impact it’s likely to have on your life moving forward.

This means you’ll be covered for:

Our solicitors look at each case on an individual basis to make sure you get the amount of compensation you deserve and need.

Starting a hearing loss compensation claim

You might be worried about starting an industrial deafness claim, but together with our solicitors we aim to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible.

The first step is to get in contact with us for free on 0800 234 6438 to find out whether we think you can make a claim.

Usually, you can claim if you were exposed to high levels of noise within the last three years, or if it’s less than three years since you realised your hearing loss was caused by unsafe work practices (also known as the ‘date of knowledge’).

After speaking with us, you might decide you’d like to go ahead with your claim. If you give us your permission, we’ll find the right solicitor for your case and can put you in touch with them straight away.

Your solicitor will be able to do most of the work on your behalf, but they’ll keep you in the loop throughout the process.

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