Noise induced hearing loss is also known as Occupational Deafness or Industrial Deafness and is hearing problems or hearing loss caused by working in high levels of noise.
In Hull, many thousands of people are still working and have worked in noise levels which are too high and dangerous to their hearing. Workers in Hull have been exposed to excessively high levels of noise in numerous industries which has put them at great risk of suffering industrial deafness and tinnitus.
Hull Industries Expose Their Workers To Unnecessary Risk Of Noise Induced Hearing Loss And Tinnitus
Industries in Hull exposing their workers to a high risk of noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus include noisy factory environments where excessively noisy machinery is used by factory workers in the flour milling, caravan manufacturing, engineering, metal working and metal box making, chemical and plastic bag, excavator manufacturing industries and in the construction, ferry, shipping and fishing industries.
Also BT engineers, sheet metal workers, welders, platers, body shop workers, metal castings and foundry workers, machinists, mechanics, fitters, electricians, ferry workers, dockyard workers, lorry drivers and road workers have been exposed to excessive and dangerous levels of noise increasing the risk they will suffer from industrial hearing loss and tinnitus.
For example, it has been reported that one law firm helped a Hull worker claim compensation for his industrial deafness due to working in a noisy plastics factory and as an engineer on a tug boat.
Are You Concerned About Hearing Problems?
If you have worked in a noisy environment and have noticed you are going deaf, or others tell you that you are deaf, it’s likely that you are suffering from noise induced hearing loss.
To find out if you are suffering from industrial deafness you will need to undergo a free hearing test to see from the results if you have any noise damage to your hearing. Nigel Askew Solicitor will be pleased to arrange a free hearing test for you.
What Are The Buzzing And Ringing Noises I can Hear?
If you can hear ringing or buzzing noises in your head or ears you are suffering from what is known as tinnitus. If you have been diagnosed with work related deafness it is likely that your tinnitus is also due to working in excessive noise.
Unfortunately your occupational deafness and tinnitus are permanent as there is no cure for either, but you may find you can improve your hearing and tinnitus by using digital hearing aids. Tinnitus treatment is available but no tinnitus cure. Nigel Askew Solicitor can include the costs of private digital hearings aids and tinnitus treatment as part of your claim to avoid having to wait for NHS aids which are not as good as private hearing aids.
Who Is Responsible For Your Industrial Deafness?
Your employers have a duty to keep you safe at work which includes preventing you working in excessively high levels of noise which could cause work related hearing loss. If your employers failed to protect you from noise at work by supplying ear protection or putting in place noise reduction measures and you have suffered hearing loss as a result, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
It is possible to make a claim even if you have not worked for the employer who exposed you to excessive noise for years and also even if the employer has gone out of business. The law requires employers to have Employers’ Liability Insurance to pay out compensation to workers who have suffered injury or illness at work.
Industrial deafness can take years to become serious so that you consider it be significant and you normally have three years to bring your claim for hearing loss, starting from when it became significant and you thought it might have been caused by your work.
Hull’s Specialist Industrial Hearing Loss Claims Lawyer
Time limits apply so it is important that you have an experienced noise induced hearing loss solicitor handling your claim otherwise you are likely to get nothing or significantly less than you are entitled to. To ensure you receive full compensation for your noise induced hearing loss claim in Hull, get in touch with me by calling 01507 609027 or online for a free, no-obligation consultation about your case. All cases are pursued on a no win no fee basis, with no hidden charges.