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Industrial Deafness

Lost your hearing from working in a noisy workplace?

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Compensation For Hearing Loss


Are you suffering from loss of hearing due to noisy work environment? Have you:

  • Been exposed to noise in the workplace
  • Had your hearing damaged
  • Suffered as a result of your employer’s negligence
  • Suffered due to a lack of protection
  • Been unable to work
  • Suffered a loss of income

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What is Industrial Deafness?

Industrial deafness is a condition that results in the loss of your hearing as a consequence of working in a noisy work environment. Since 1963 it has been possible to claim for industrial deafness; The Noise at Work Act makes it a requirement of all employers to ensure that they prevent or reduce the risks to your health and safety from noise exposure your workplace. If you suffer from Industrial Deafness as a result of exposure to noise at work and your employer has failed to prevent or reduce this risk to you then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Have you:

 

  • Worked in a noisy factory?
  • Worked in a loud industrial environment?
  • Worked in a bar venue where loud music is played?
  • Suffered industrial deafness through no fault of your own?

We’ve helped thousands of people just like you

Industrial deafness can affect anyone regardless of age; it doesn’t just occur in the elderly. The severity of your Industrial deafness will depend on how long you’ve been exposed to the noise for and the level of noise you were exposed to. At Mercury Legal Online we’ve helped lots of people to claim the compensation they deserve. Our experienced team will support you through the claims process and you won’t have to pay a penny for our service, plus you’ll pay no up front fees.

Our friendly team can help you

If you are unsure of anything, Mercury Legal Online will guide you through every step of making a claim and answer any questions you may have along the way. You can even use our simple Personal Injury Calculator to work out how much compensation you could receive. Simply fill in our compensation claim form and one of our expert advisers will be in touch or if you prefer, you can talk directly to someone now by calling our 24hr Mercury Legal Online helpline on 0800 122 3130. You can also request a call back – either way, your claim will be dealt with immediately.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Industrial deafness claims, sometimes referred to as occupational deafness or noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), are often the trickiest cases to identify as frequently the individual suffering from the complaint does not think there is anything wrong. By the very nature of the condition it does tend to come on very gradually and as such the sufferer doesn’t think a problem exists. More often than not it is friends and family who identify the problem by complaining that the individual concerned has the television too loud or misses parts of conversations – sound familiar?

Thankfully industrial deafness can be quickly and easily identified via a hearing test which our solicitors can arrange on your behalf to see if you may be affected by this condition. Industrial deafness shows a very specific pattern of high frequently hearing loss and so following a hearing test we will be able to tell you immediately if you may or may not be able to claim. Rather than sitting wondering if your hearing may or may not have been damaged by your working environment why not contact us today and find out if you could be entitled to compensation. Hearing loss itself is not something anyone wants but the majority of our clients tell us that whilst it is a nuisance and does inconvenience them, the main problem they complain of is one of tinnitus – a ringing or buzzing in the ears. Tinnitus is often, although not always, present in noise induced hearing loss cases and depending upon the severity it can seriously impact upon the sufferers life even to the extent where it can keep them awake at night.

Unfortunately there are no cures for tinnitus at present but there are a variety of therapies and aids that can help you cope with the problem, our solicitors will discuss these with you and if appropriate will seek to recover extra compensation payments to fund any aids or medical treatment you may require.

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