As an employee, you should be safe in your place of work and protected from any health risks.
Noise-induced hearing loss is a disorder resulting from prolonged exposure to noise. Symptoms of the condition include the inability to hear high-pitched sounds, distorted or muffled sound, and ringing in the ears (known as tinnitus).
If you are concerned that you have been exposed to prolonged periods of noise during your employment and you are experiencing the symptoms associated with the condition, then you may be entitled to seek compensation from your employers.
The claims process involves submitting details of the claim to the Defendant company or, more likely, their Employers Liability Insurers. An independent medico-legal report will also be obtained to report upon the condition you are suffering from. It might also be necessary to obtain evidence from a consulting engineer to comment upon the likely levels of noise that you would have been exposed to during your employment.
We undertake this work on a no-win, no-fee basis. We have many years’ experience in pursuing claims for noise induced hearing loss and have secured compensation for many employees who have been diagnosed with this condition.Contact us
We were instructed to act for an individual who developed noise-induced hearing loss during the course of his employment with the Ministry of Defence.
The Claimant was employed from 2007 to 2016 in the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines. During the course of his employment the Claimant was exposed to excessive levels of noise. The Claimant undertook a number of tours where he was subjected to noise from live firearms. The Claimant also undertook regular training with machine guns, rifles and pistols. The Claimant was required to use ‘flashbangs’ and explosives. As a result of the exposure to noise the Claimant suffered damage to his hearing and was discharged from the Royal Marines. The Claimant contends that he was exposed to noise levels greater than 80dBA. The Defendants admitted breach of duty and we were able to achieve a successful settlement for the Claimant in the sum of £450,000.00.
We were instructed to act for an individual who developed noise-induced hearing loss as a result of his exposure to excessive noise between December 1980 and 1994. The Claimant worked for a large Manchester based Construction Company as a labourer between 1980 and 2001. He was exposed to high levels of noise as a result of using jack hammers, band saws, cutting machines, compressors, air-compressors, hydraulic drills, stamping machines, grinders, whackers, road saws and JCB road breakers. The use of hearing protection was not provided or enforced until approximately 1994 after he had worked for the company for 14 years.
The Claimant received compensation in the sum of £3000.00 for his modest degree of hearing loss.
If you have an illness or health condition that you suspect was caused by negligence in the workplace, get in touch with the expert occupational disease solicitors at Verisona Law.
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