Protect your hearing at work and no win no fee in Brighouse
There are some jobs in which it is more likely that you will suffer from hearing loss if you are not careful about protecting your hearing. It is up to your employer to protect your hearing in noisier environments, where you are expected to spend long periods of time at noise levels above what your ears are supposed to be subjected to every day.
However, it is also up to you to to protect your hearing by taking every precaution you can when you are at work, otherwise if your hearing is damaged then you may have no one to blame but yourself. Here are some tips on protecting your hearing in noisy work environments.
- Earplugs. One of the simplest ways to protect your hearing against high noise levels is to wear earplugs when you are at work. You need only wear them when you are in noisy areas, and they won’t block out the sounds of people talking or take away any of your awareness as to what is happening around you, they simply block out some of the noise that could damage your ears.
- Take breaks. Your employer needs to provide you with plenty of breaks where you can go and be somewhere quiet for a little while. Take a 15 minute break every couple of hours and go outside or away from the source of the noise to allow your hearing to recover.
- Be aware of warning signs. Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is often one of the first signs that there is something wrong with your hearing, before you start to notice any deafness or pain. At the first sign of hearing problems you should go to your doctor, so that you can do something before worse problems kick in.
How to make a no win no fee Brighouse claim against your employer
Your employer has a duty to you to protect your health when you are at work. In any job environment there will be hazards, and it is up to your employer to identify these hazards and then provide safety equipment and procedures to protect you whilst you are at work. If your hearing has been damaged, for example, due to working in a noisy environment and not having safety measures taken to help you, then you may be in the perfect position to make a no win no fee Brighouse claim.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about your situation. The team will talk you through what has happened and help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for a no win no fee Brighouse claim. If you do then you will be passed over to dedicated injury lawyers, who will work on a 100% no win no fee Brighouse basis to get you the compensation you deserve. You are under no obligation to proceed after your initial conversation, and if you do go ahead, injury lawyers will work on your behalf so you shouldn’t even have to go to court.
Date Published: 26th January 2014
Author: David Brown