There are many types of accidents that cause deafness. Some of the most common include industrial deafness, noise-induced hearing loss and head injuries. Industrial deafness and noise-induced hearing loss build up over time, whereas head injuries are usually more instant.
The severity of deafness and whether the deafness is permanent is a big factor in accidents that cause deafness, as both of these have different implications. If you have had an accident that has caused deafness, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Industrial deafness occurs when a person works in a noisy environment for a prolonged period with inadequate or no hearing protection. There are several industries where industrial deafness or noise-induced hearing loss are common. There include construction, manufacturing, and military.
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. 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. There are laws in place to make sure that at-risk workers are protected in workplaces with high noise levels. Employers should take steps to meet the terms in The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.
The Compensation Experts can also help with acoustic shock claims. Unlike industrial deafness, which usually occurs after prolonged exposure to loud noise, acoustic shock comes from a sudden noise. 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 does not cause hearing loss, but it does cause sensitivity to loud noise and recurring tinnitus.
Another accident type that can cause deafness are accidents that cause head injuries. These injuries can come from numerous types of accident, including road traffic accidents, falls from height, assault, and accidents at work.
Suffering a head or brain injury can be a life-changing and traumatic event. Both for the person suffering the injury and their friends and family too. Often this kind of injury can leave people needing constant care and special equipment to help them get by.
Claiming Compensation for Accidents that Cause Deafness
There are many reasons to claim compensation for accidents that cause deafness. You may have to make changes to your day-to-day life, you may have to pay for hearing aids, or you may even have to have surgery. Compensation can help with the financial aspect of accidents that cause deafness. This means you have one less thing to worry about.
We know that when you have an accident the last thing you may think about is making a claim. However, if you have had an accident that someone else was to blame for, then the solicitors we work with can help you claim the compensation you may be entitled to.
How We Can Help with Accidents that Cause Deafness
Here at The Compensation Experts we work with solicitors who have years of experience dealing with all manner of personal injury and industrial disease claims. This includes accidents that cause deafness, and industrial deafness. Contact us today by filling in our contact form. Or call us on 01614138765 to speak to one of our friendly knowledgeable advisors.