Situated close to the M8, the region of Broxburn serves as a useful town for commuters, since it allows for them to easily get to their workplaces in some of the larger cities like Edinburgh. This has meant that more and more people have decided to live there, and the population number has increased from 12,892 in 2001 to 14,140 in 2006. To accommodate for the increase in population, there was a requirement to build many more houses, which would have involved the use of many different types of machines.
Work with specialist tools in Broxburn
Working with machinery can often help to get a job done much more quickly, when compared to how long things would have taken without these tools many more years ago. In spite of this, the use of tools can also increase the risk of medical conditions and injuries occurring, which would not have been a concern when their use was not commonplace.
One of the conditions that might take place is a hearing injury — more specifically, an injury caused by the loud noises produced by machinery, which impairs your long-term ability to hear. These injuries can be very devastating as they’re obviously very serious in nature, and it can be quite traumatic to lose your sense of hearing for the rest of your life.
In order to prevent this from becoming an issue, you may want to ask your supervisors for some hearing protection equipment. This will protect your hearing and reduce the long-term damage that might afflict you as a result of using these specialist tools.
Sometimes these might not be provided, and you sustain long term damage to your hearing. In some cases, workers have been able to make an industrial illness in Broxburn claim, for hearing injuries as a result of working on a building site or in a loud environment.
Making an industrial illness in Broxburn claim for compensation
To see if this might apply to you, it can be useful to speak to Accident Advice Helpline using our helpline number on 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
More often than not, it is required that the injury was caused due to no fault of your own, and that your industrial illness in Broxburn was diagnosed within the last three years. For some issues, there may be an exception in terms of the time limit, since some injuries take more time to establish themselves. Therefore, it is best to speak to Accident Advice Helpline to gain the clarity you need.
Date Published: 17th May 2014
Author: David Brown