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If you have suffered hearing loss or damage through no fault of your own we will do our best to help you secure the compensation you deserve. Industrial hearing loss occurs when a person loses part or all of their hearing as a direct result of certain working conditions and unfortunately it can be very serious.
For some people industrial hearing is 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.
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 specialist injury claims lawyers in Steyning know all too well this is not always carried out by all employers.
Although avoiding industrial hearing loss should be an on-going process for any businesses working within a loud environment it can often be over looked. If you are working in or have worked in a noisy environment in the past this is what your employer should/ should have been doing:
- Providing earplugs and earmuffs or other necessary precautions
- Educating workers on how to prevent industrial deafness through health and safety training
- Educating workers on the risks that loud or continuous noise can have to their health.
If you have been unlucky enough to suffer from industrial hearing loss or think you may be starting to then why not contact Accident Advice Helpline. 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 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. Why should you shoulder the financial costs of injuries caused by the negligence of others? Let our expert injury claims lawyers in Steyning help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.