Whether you work as an office assistant or a tradesman, as a teacher or as a pilot, all roles come with the risk of accidents at work.
Work-related injuries involving hearing can occur in many occupations, particularly including those that fall within the telecommunications and construction sectors. Head injuries at work can also cause issues with hearing.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus isn’t strictly speaking a condition in itself, it’s a symptom of a hearing impairment. When working with machinery, tools or equipment that subject the ears to sudden or consistent levels of noise, tinnitus may occur as a consequence of a work-induced injury to your hearing.
Tinnitus is one of the easier symptoms to recognise as it is characterised by ringing, buzzing or other low-tone disruption to your hearing.
Treating tinnitus: Aromatherapy
Sustaining a work-related hearing injury is not only a painful annoyance, but it can make it difficult to carry out your day-to-day tasks at work.
Although a workplace assessment combined with occupational therapy may assist with any difficulties you are facing, aromatherapy can be a great aid in diminishing the effects of tinnitus.
There are various methods of utilising natural oils, including air vaporisers and head massage. Cypress, lemon, rose and rosemary are just four oils said to contain properties that aid tinnitus.
Work-related injuries – who is to blame?
If you feel that the injury you sustained at work was due to an incident that was in no way your fault, it may be worth investigating the matter further.
Employers, legally, have a responsibility to care for their employees, taking reasonable steps to ensure their health and safety while at work.
This should be ensured, for example, by providing safety attire, organising satisfactory training to meet the demands of the role and maintaining equipment.
When elements of employment such as these go unaddressed, the harm you suffered is likely to be at the hands of your employer. It is this liability that would make your case for work-related compensation likely to be successful.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline has over 13 years’ experience in helping victims of personal injury receive the compensation they are entitled to.
With a nationwide team of solicitors, Accident Advice Helpline works on a no win, no fee* basis to manage your accident at work claim.
Once the basics have been passed over to our expert team, you can expect all the stresses and strains of processing a legal case to be taken away, leaving you nothing to worry about but recovering from the injury you have incurred.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: February 10, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Industrial illness claims