Occupational Hearing Loss Compensation Claim in Stanford Bishop
Have you developed occupational hearing loss? If you work or have worked in a noisy environment and your hearing has deteriorated because of this, you could qualify to make a compensation claim in Stanford Bishop.
What is Occupational noise induced hearing loss?
Occupational noise induced hearing loss is when permanent hearing damage occurs due to exposure to loud noise. According the Health and Safety Executive noise induced hearing loss is a common occupational disease.
Our expert occupational hearing loss claims lawyers understand the impact that hearing loss can have on a person’s life. Whether your hearing loss is slight, moderate or full, our legal team aim to make sure you receive the maximum damages due to you when you make a compensation claim Stanford Bishop.
Who is at risk of occupational noise induced hearing loss?
Anyone who works in an environment where machinery is used is at risk of noise induced hearing loss, for example:
- Metal manufacturing
- Coal mining
- Factory environments.
The Noise at Work Act 1989 was introduced to protect employees from occupational noise induced hearing loss. This means your employer has a duty to control noise levels at work. To control noise at work your employer should do the following:
- Access the risk to employees
- Reduce exposure to noise levels where possible
- Provide hearing protection
- Provide employees with relevant information and training.
Accident Advice Helpline deal with thousands of occupational hearing loss compensation claims every week. For example, we recently helped 57 year old Iain Dudley claim compensation after he was diagnosed with occupational noise induced hearing loss in both ears.
Mr Dudley had worked for over 20 years as a machine operator, and in all that time his employer had never offered him a hearing test. He was offered ear plugs to wear, but, not until 1997. Following his diagnosis he called the Accident Advice Helpline and our team of specialist lawyers investigated his claim. Mr Dudley’s former employers admitted they should have done more to make sure employees wore protective equipment and that they should have monitored exposure to noise. Mr Dudley was awarded several thousand pounds in compensation.
Most work environments today are quieter than they used to be. However, if your hearing has been damaged and you used to work in a noisy environment, you have a strong chance to achieve a successful outcome in your compensation claim Stanford Bishop.
If your hearing has been damaged because of your occupation, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 and claim the compensation you deserve. Our friendly advisers are available to take your call 24/7, and you can call us for advice with no obligation to proceed with your claim.
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