When people are exposed to high levels of noise in the workplace, it can lead to permanent hearing damage. According to the Health and Safety Executive, more than 170,000 working adults suffer from noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) such as tinnitus, or other ear conditions as a result of excessive exposure to noise at work.
Your employer is responsible for complying with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 to reduce the risk of hearing damage. And when noise levels exceed 80dB, your employer is required to provide adequate hearing protection and training, even if you work in noisy environments such as the military, construction sites or nightclubs.
Industrial deafness can take many years to surface as a significant hearing problem and many people believe their hearing problems are down to ageing rather than the noise they were exposed to at work.
Hearing loss is generally irreversible but our expert industrial deafness team can help you claim financial compensation for all types of hearing conditions if you believe you were not adequately informed or protected by your employer.
Call our no win, no fee lawyers today on 0808 274 6197 to discuss your compensation claim.