Industrial Deafness Compensation Claims
We specialise in helping victims of industrial deafness claim the compensation they deserve.
Industrial Deafness Claims
Despite improvements in health and safety awareness, industrial deafness still affects workers. It does not matter if it is due to safety equipment, training, or another reason, if you have suffered from hearing loss at work, then The Compensation Experts access to solicitors can help you get the industrial deafness compensation that you deserve.
Industrial deafness develops over years of exposure to excessive noise. It often does not present itself clearly until a victim has left that job. Our agents are happy to offer a free initial conversation to see whether you can claim industrial deafness compensation, and can pair you with the best solicitor to help you do so.
What is an Industrial Deafness Claim?
You may be entitled to make an industrial deafness compensation claim if you have experienced hearing loss as the result of working in a noisy environment. Industrial deafness and noise-induced hearing loss claims are common in construction, manufacturing, and the military, but they can occur in other industries too.
You might be able to claim industrial deafness compensation if your employer was neglectful in their health and safety duties, or didn’t make sure you had adequate protection against loud noise in the workplace.
Industrial deafness causes
Industrial deafness can be caused by:
- Working with power tools or machinery without being given proper protective equipment, or told about the risks associated
- Working in a noisy environment with inadequate protective equipment
Health and safety laws clearly state that if a worker is exposed to noise levels of 80 decibels either daily or weekly, then they should receive training about the dangers of noise levels, and given access to hearing protection to reduce the risk of hearing damage like industrial deafness. Even with hearing protection, no employee should work where the average noise level is over 87 decibels. Employers have a duty to monitor the sound levels accurately to ensure the working environment is safe.
The Compensation Experts can also help with hearing loss and acoustic shock claims. Unlike industrial deafness, which usually occurs after prolonged exposure to loud noise, acoustic shock comes from a sudden noise or accident that can cause deafness. For example, a call centre worker may be affected due to a broken headset, or a sound engineer may be harmed by a technical fault. Acoustic shock doesn’t cause hearing loss, but it does cause sensitivity to loud noise and recurring tinnitus.
Industrial Deafness Claims Procedure
When you contact The Compensation Experts, we will talk to you in detail about your working conditions, the extent of your injury, and the impact that industrial deafness has had on your life. We work with expert industrial deafness solicitors who will treat your case with sensitivity and care – you’re an individual, not just a case number.
The amount of industrial deafness compensation you receive will depend on the extent of hearing loss you have incurred. For example, based on recent claims that our solicitors have handled, you could expect someone who is suffering from occasional hearing loss or mild tinnitus to receive around £5,000, while a victim left with total hearing loss in both ears may receive ten times that amount. The extent of your employer’s liability will also influence your payment, and you may be able to make a claim even if you were partially at fault.
The first step in making a claim is to contact The Compensation Experts and speak with one of our agents. Or fill in our contact form, and we will call you at a time that suits you. We’ll put you in touch with expert industrial deafness solicitors who will handle our case with professionalism and sensitivity. They’ll explain the industrial deafness claims procedure.
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered industrial deafness within the last 3 years, because your workplace or manager were negligent in their duties, then yes - you may be eligible for industrial deafness compensation.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of industrial deafness compensation that you could receive can differ. There are judicial guidelines to help solicitors work out how much compensation you're entitled to, but your case will have several factors, from the severity of your industrial deafness to the impact it may have had on your ability to earn and any loss of earnings.Find out more
How does the process work?
We try to make the compensation claim process as simple as possible, because we understand that it’s a stressful time for you. When you make a compensation claim, it’s important that you feel informed at each stage. Your industrial deafness solicitor will always keep you informed, and try to make the entire process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will need to gather evidence for your claim, including medical details, and will then inform the negligent party on your behalf. While many cases are settled out of court, if mediation is required, then your solicitor will advise you at each stage.Find out more