If you’ve worked for many years, or perhaps for a shorter period of time, in a noisy environment, there will be a possibility that you might develop hearing issues. These can range from the loss of hearing in one or both ears, or conditions such as tinnitus, which manifests itself as a prolonged ringing noise in the ear. Neither of these conditions are pleasant, as you might be able to imagine.
These days, employers who have staff working in noisy environments take as many steps as they can to protect the hearing of their employees. It’s their legal responsibility to do so. If a worker’s hearing were to be damaged as a result of being exposed to a noisy working environment, the injured party might well be able to take some form of 100% no win no fee Oadby and Wigston claims action for compensation.
Hearing damage and Oadby and Wigston claims
Regardless of whether you work in a nightclub or in a noisy factory setting, if you’ve developed any type of hearing problem, there will be a good chance that your condition will have been brought about as a result of the noise you have been exposed to while carrying out your duties. Any decent doctor will be an able to make such a link in next to no time whatsoever.
You might find yourself in a position to take Oadby and Wigston claims action against your employer if it could be proved that it did not do enough to protect your hearing from being damaged after you were exposed to the level of noise you were forced to work in. The company you work for could have offered you some form of hearing protection, invested in newer equipment that did not make quite as much of a racket, or bought sound insulation.
The amount of money you might be awarded would be very much dependent on the severity of the damage to your hearing. As a rule of thumb, expect severe hearing loss to result in a more substantial Oadby and Wigston claims pay-out than mild tinnitus. If you depend on your hearing to do your job, you might even be awarded a sum for loss of future earnings.
If your hearing has been damaged as a result of you being exposed to high levels of noise at work, you would be well advised to touch base with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. If you quality, it may very well be the case that the firm will be able to furnish you with Oadby and Wigston claim representation on a 100% no win no fee basis, to get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 29th June 2014
Author: David Brown