Although there are many good solicitors in Flintshire, some simply can’t match us here at Accident Advice Helpline when it comes down to the depth of experience, and the sheer number of personal injury claims that we handle with our industry leading no win no fee service, as recommended by the one and only Dame Esther Rantzen.
Industrial hearing injury in the workplace
One of the key areas we help people with, is claims for injuries in the workplace. Industrial deafness in particular is an area we’ve been involved with, successfully obtaining compensation for clients, on numerous occasions. Having impaired hearing reduces your quality of life, as with the impairment of any of your five senses. When the blame for sensory impairment or loss, is laid at someone else’s doorstep, you deserve to be compensated, and Accident Advice Helpline can help.
The dangerous cumulative effect of “quiet” noise
The workplace can be a real hot bed of hazards, and excessive noise is one of them. Some levels of noise are obviously potentially hazardous, such as standing near a plane’s jet engines, or working with a pneumatic road drill. But there are plenty of other noises too, which might not be thought of as being hazardous, but which nonetheless could damage your hearing.
The problem is that “quieter” noises still cause injury, but in a cumulative way. The damage is done slowly bit by bit, until all of a sudden, one day, it’s too late; the cumulative effect comes home to roost.
The necessity of carrying out noise risk assessments
This is why it is incumbent on employers to carry out risk assessments to assess the risk hazards with any work operation or environment. In terms of a noise hazard in the workplace, there is an 80 dB ceiling, above which some form of mitigation needs to take place, either addressing the source of the noise, and/or issuing PPE (personal protective equipment), which in the case of noise hazard, is by way of good quality ear defenders.
Typical industrial noise levels
Nearly all industrial processes result in noise, and in many instances this noise level exceeds the 80 dB ceiling. Here are some industry examples courtesy of the HSE website.
- Glass bottling lines: 85-100dB(A)
- Product impact on hoppers: 90-100dB(A)
- Wrapping, cutting wrap, bagging etc: 85-95dB(A)
- Bowl choppers: > 90db(A)
- Pneumatic noise and compressed air: 85-95dB(A)
- Milling operations: 85-100dB(A)
- Saws/cutting machinery: 85-107dB(A)
- Blast chillers/freezers: 85-107dB(A)
- Packaging machinery: 85-95dB(A)
- Wheeled trolleys/racks: up to 107dB(A) (from wheel bearings)
Save time – come straight to us rather than solicitors in Flintshire
If you suffer any sort of injury in the workplace, and the blame is down to your employer, rather than searching for solicitors in Flintshire, come directly to Accident Advice Helpline. You can use our 30-second test to estimate the value of your claim in just 30 seconds, and from there, simply click on the green “claim now” link to start the ball rolling.
You can access help by calling our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile (charges may apply). Our solicitors in Flintshire could help you get the compensation you deserve.