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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Industrial deafness claims


    Industrial deafness claims

    Many of us are fortunate enough to be born with all of our senses intact and in full working order. Our sight, sense of smell, sense of taste, sense of touch, and our hearing are what keeps us in constant touch with the world and allows us to experience so many different things on a daily basis.

    Our ability to hear, known as audioception, is a wonderful gift and enables us to converse with our friends, listen to the sounds of nature as well as music and so many other fantastic sounds. Imagine then what it must be like to lose that ability.

    Those that have suffered hearing loss as a result of their job ask us to pursue compensation claims on their behalf. How you could develop industrial deafness is something that does not simply come down to one thing. There are a number of contributing factors that combined can lead to damaged hearing or a complete loss of hearing in extreme cases.

    Have you been supplied with the right equipment?

    The importance of personal protective clothing and equipment cannot be overstated. Regardless of whether you work out in the open or in a confined space, the use of specialist equipment to protect employees’ hearing is a must and failure to provide that equipment is a failure on your employer’s part.

    Let us consider this: your employer’s responsibility to prevent you from developing industrial deafness is not something that they can pick or choose over. It is a legal responsibility as well as one heavily reliant on a sense of duty.

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    Working in close proximity with loud machinery (indoors or outdoors) or any other kind of loud noise should carry with it detailed and strictly adhered to health and safety procedures. This is in addition to continued access to, and use of, sound cancelling equipment.

    Pursuing a claim with Accident Advice Helpline

    If you have suffered from a loss of hearing, or damage to your hearing, then you might want to consider claiming compensation for industrial deafness.

    You may well be reading this now and considering the cost of claiming for industrial deafness is too much for you to justify. Firstly it is worth taking into account that there is nothing that can compensate truly for the loss or damage to your hearing. That said, you are entitled to compensation if the loss of hearing has had a deep and lasting impact on your life, which it undoubtedly will have.

    From a financial viewpoint, making a claim for industrial deafness can be done with Accident Advice Helpline on a no win, no fee* basis. This means that there is no money to pay in order to start the claim making process.

    Get in touch with us today at Accident Advice Helpline for more information on how to make a compensation claim in light of your industrial deafness. If you are not in a position to do it yourself you can nominate someone to speak on your behalf. Our freephone landline number is 0800 689 0500 or you can contact us from a mobile by calling 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: 24th August 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.