Your hearing can be affected if you work in noisy environments for long periods of the day. Employers have a duty to provide you with adequate hearing protection for your ears if noise levels are in excess of 85db (a). If hearing protection for your ears has not been provided or you feel it is inadequate, you may have grounds for a claim.
Noise induced hearing loss is hearing loss related to exposure to excessive levels of noise. Sufferers with this kind of hearing loss find difficulties picking up on higher frequencies and may also suffer from constant hissing, buzzing or ringing known as tinnitus. Common complaints from sufferers of this condition include having to turn the television up very loud, missing conversation in busy environments, and asking people to repeat themselves frequently.
- Severe tinnitus or hearing loss – £10,000 – £20,000
- Moderate tinnitus or hearing loss – £7,000 – £10,000
- Mild tinnitus or hearing loss – £3,000 – £7,000
How do i claim for Noise Induced Hearing Loss
If you wish to pursue an noise induced hearing loss claim, our solicitors here at Roberts Jackson have a great deal of industry knowledge and a thorough understanding of legislation, so you can rest safe in the knowledge that your case will be in highly capable hands. The team will gather evidence and work with specialists to make sure that you are awarded the right industrial hearing loss compensation, while making sure you have access to any medical care, rehabilitation and support you require.
If you would like more information or want to discuss your claim in more detail you can call us on 0800 001 446 or alternatively fill in the call back box found on the right hand side of the page and one of our advisors will call you back at a convenient time for you.