What is occupational deafness?
Also termed industrial hearing loss, occupational deafness refers to ‘either damage to or loss of hearing as a direct result of working conditions’. Employees working in loud environments such as factories and construction sites need to be equipped with the correct type of personal protective equipment, or PPE, to prevent the risk of hearing damage. Employers are responsible for the provision of this equipment, along with adequate breaks to reduce the risk of hearing loss. If they fail to do this, employees can suffer anything from tinnitus to permanent hearing loss as a result.
Who can make a claim for occupational deafness?
The law states that you are entitled to make a compensation claim for an injury or illness that has been caused by the negligence of another party. If you can prove that your employer was responsible for the onset of your hearing loss and that you were in no way to blame, Accident Advice Helpline can help you make a compensation claim.
If you are unsure whether you are eligible to make a claim for occupational deafness, our personal injury law firm in Edinburgh is here to help. Accident Advice Helpline has over fourteen years of experience handling workplace accident and injury claims, and our high success rate sees many of our claimants receiving substantial payouts quickly. We have a team of claims advisers available via our helpline that can assess the details surrounding your case to provide an accurate, honest quote.
How much is an industrial hearing loss claim worth?
The amount you could receive will be calculated taking into account factors such as the extent of the damage to your hearing, the effect this has had on your ability to earn income, any costs involved with your treatment and so on. Any other law firm in Edinburgh may require you to come into an office for a consultation, which isn’t the case with Accident Advice Helpline.
We make it easy for you to get an idea of what you could be owed, reducing the stress and inconvenience to you. You can either fill in our thirty-second claims calculator, or call our helpline to discuss your case with an adviser.
How do I get a claim with a law firm in Edinburgh underway?
Because we undertake each and every case on a No Win, No Fee* basis, there is no money payable upfront to start a claim, making it easy to afford the care you need.
All it takes to get started is a quick call to our helpline, and we’ll put you in touch with one of 190 solicitors capable of handing your case with professionalism and expertise.
To find out more about what sets us apart from any other personal injury law firm in Edinburgh, contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 180 4123.