Accident Advice Helpline have various teams of in-house solicitors who deal with compensation claims for people who have been involved in accidents that were not their own fault. One of these is the accident solicitor in Alexandria team.
Accident solicitor in Alexandria cases
This team of accident solicitors have fought and won various types of claims. Within this team there are a handful of solicitors who specialise in industrial hearing loss. This occurs when a person loses part or all of their hearing as a direct result of working conditions.
Unfortunately, industrial hearing loss can be very serious. For some people, industrial hearing loss can be permanent. It can also cause sufferers great difficulties and discomfort in their everyday lives. This is why it is essential for employers to take steps to prevent industrial hearing loss. It should be a number one priority for employers who operate in certain conditions such as extremely noisy environments.
Laws in place
There are laws in place to protect employees and workers from suffering from industrial hearing loss. Under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 1995, employers have a duty to provide their workers with all necessary safety training, equipment and clothing to ensure that wherever possible, their work does not cause them harm. As the specialist accident solicitors from the accident solicitor in Alexandria team know too well, this is not always carried out by all employers.
Although avoiding industrial hearing loss should be an ongoing process for any businesses working within a loud environment, it can often be overlooked. If you work in or have worked in a noisy environment in the past, your employer should/should have been:
- Providing earplugs and earmuffs or other necessary precautions;
- Educating workers on how to prevent industrial deafness through health and safety training; and
- Educating workers on the risks that loud or continuous noise can have to their health.
Industrial hearing loss
If you have been unlucky enough to suffer from industrial hearing loss or think you may be starting to, then why not contact a member of the accident solicitor in Alexandria team? We can talk to you about who is at fault and what we can do to improve things for you.
If an employer has ignored their responsibilities and duties, and as a result of this an employee or worker has suffered industrial hearing loss or partial hearing damage, the employee may be able to claim industrial hearing loss compensation.
Unfortunately, claiming industrial hearing loss compensation cannot repair the damage that’s been done to your ears, and it can’t make your hearing better again. However, it may be able to help you to cover the costs of any medical treatment you’ve already had to pay for, or any medical treatment that you may need to pay for in the future. Compensation can also cover the cost of essentials such as hearing aids.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 in order to make a claim.
Date Published: 5th July 2013