Industrial Deafness Claims
Industrial Deafness is caused by the repeated exposure to excessive noise at work. Exposure to noise in the work place is one of the most common and potentially damaging hazards faced by workers in industry.
If you have worked in any noisy environment after 1963 either . . .
Without ear protection
With inadequate hearing protection
Your employer has not enforced the use of the protection
You may be entitled to claim compensation for industrial deafness
Industrial Deafness takes the form of a slowly progressive hearing loss affecting mainly the higher frequencies.
You may hear everything as loud as you did before but there is a progressive loss of clarity.
It is generally accepted that employers should have known of the dangers of exposing employees to excessive noise by 1963 and any exposure following this period will be considered negligent.
Our Industrial Deafness Solicitors
We represent some of the best deafness solicitors in the UK, they specialise in claiming compensation for Industrial Deafness. They are all Law Society and APIL registered and have recovered millions of pounds in compensation for deafness claims . . .
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If you have been diagnosed within the last 3 years you will be able to make an industrial deafness claim. The success of the claim may depend on whether the company where the exposure to loud noise occurred still exists. If you are not sure, don't worry; it could be that the company was taken over, or that the insurers of the company still exist. In either case we will find out on your behalf as part of the service.
A Guide to Safe Noise levels
Workers at risk from developing industrial deafness and tinnitus are usually those in heavy industry, such as metal work, drilling and quarrying, stone cutting, or the use of noisy machinery, as in textiles, printing, wood cutting, transportation and agriculture.
Your employers should provide you with hearing protection if noise level at work is in excess of 80 dB, such as ear defenders or ear plugs. They also have a duty to inform you that your hearing may be damaged by the exposure to excessive noise.
If the noise level at your work is in excess of 85 dB, your employer must enforce the use of hearing protection, as well as marking out the areas where the level of noise is dangerously high.
A few examples of tools producing noise levels in excess of 85dB are listed below . . .
- Bandsaw: 94 – 95 dB
- Belt sander: 82 – 92 dB
- Brake riveter: 97 – 99 dB
- Cross cut saw: 98 – 101db
- Diesel generator: 107 – 111 dB
- Grinder: 87 – 110 dB
- Guillotine: 94 – 103 dB
- Impact gun: 91 – 107 dB
- Impact wrench: 104 – 107 dB
- Metal saw: 105 – 108 dB
Making a Claim for Industrial Deafness
Our service is completely free from start to finish and you will receive 100% of the compensation awarded.
Call us on 0800 923 0046 and ask for Kathy Cooke or Warren Miller.