Work Related Hearing Loss
Carrs Solicitors are specialists in occupational and work related illness and disease law. One of our particular areas of expertise is work related hearing loss or occupational deafness, for which we can help you make a No Win No Fee compensation claim.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 requires employers to reduce noise levels as far as possible and to provide and enforce the use of appropriate personal protective equipment in working environments with high noise levels. People working in the building trade, on production lines in noisy factories and people working with noisy machine tools are highly susceptible to work related hearing loss and other industrial accidents if they are not provided with the proper safety equipment.
Work related hearing loss covers many different hearing disorders such as tinnitus, acoustic shock or sonic shock and even deafness. If you are or have previously been exposed to prolonged periods of loud noise in the workplace and now suffer with hearing loss or hearing problems, you should speak to a solicitor who specialises in work related illness to find out if you are entitled to make a noise induced hearing loss claim.
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Making a Successful Occupational Deafness Claim
Employers are legally required to provide insurance cover against accident claims by employees. Where an employee has suffered hearing loss due to the employer's breach of duty you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. When you contact Carrs Solicitors about making an industrial hearing loss claim, the circumstances surrounding your claim will be assessed during your initial consultation and we will be able to tell you the likelihood of your claim resulting in compensation.
Carrs Solicitors operate on a No Win No Fee basis meaning that we do not charge you if the claim fails. If the claim succeeds we seek a contribution from our client's damages with the majority of the award going to our client. Remember this is only if you win your case so you will never be out of pocket.
We have 25 years experience as work related illness compensation solicitors, having also won vibration white finger claims, and work related chest diseases claims and we will bring our wealth of knowledge to your case.
Hearing loss can affect your quality of life and can affect your ability to do your job if you need to be able to hear your co-workers around you for safety reasons. We would always advise people who believe they have an industrial illness or work related hearing loss claim to speak to a solicitor without delay.