While some work environments are incredibly quiet, others are anything but. It is these environments that can potentially cause significant hearing damage over time if no steps are taken to prevent this happening.
For example, if you work with electric tools or machinery that makes a lot of noise, your working environment should be risk-assessed to determine how safe it is. It may be agreed that your hearing can be protected with the use of ear defenders to block out the noise. If no risk assessment is done, or your request to get hearing protection is not looked at and granted, this might mean your employer has been negligent.
How can you find out whether someone else is to blame?
A loss of hearing can make the world a more isolating place. You could lose out on hearing conversations of friends and family, and feel more alone than you did before. As you can see, a loss of hearing is not just a physical ailment to come to terms with. It has significant mental effects as well.
Damaged hearing compensation can take into account the extent of the damage done and whether any steps were taken to try and prevent it. The outcome of the hearing loss and its effect on that person’s life will also be considered. If you have lost income because of your damaged hearing, you may be able to claim for this as well. A lawyer can consider any likelihood of claiming these kinds of damages.
Find out whether you could claim damaged hearing compensation today
Accident Advice Helpline is always on hand to make sure you get the advice you need in a situation like this. You can also call if a loved one has had their hearing damaged at work and you are acting as their next of kin. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you could make a no win, no fee* claim.
Our professional injury compensation lawyers can assess the likelihood of your claim meeting with a successful outcome. They will fight to get the best amount of compensation they possibly can for you, and it all begins with a simple and free phone call to the number given above. When you realise how easy it is to get in touch on our free enquiry line, you’ll be more than happy to start the process.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead