Employees in a wide range of industries are at risk of developing noise induced hearing loss or deafness. Any worker expected to carry out their job in close proximity to noisy machinery and tools may find that their hearing worsens over time, particularly those involved in shipbuilding, coal mining, engineering and metal manufacturing.
Common workplaces that cause Industrial Deafness
There are many different industries that can potentially cause deafness from work however some people are unaware as to the kind of the industries that can cause hearing loss over a period of time. Below is a short list of the most common industries.
- Ship Building
These industries are the most prominent regarding deafness from work, however if you suffer from hearing loss and believe it is from your work then please contact us for legal advice on the next steps to take.
An employer’s responsibility
An employer is expected to adhere to regulations regarding noise exposure in order to reduce the risk of their workforce suffering from industrial deafness.
However, if a current or past organisation has failed to protect you from noise exposure, which has resulted in an entirely avoidable hearing problem, you may be entitled to make a claim for industrial hearing loss compensation. Roberts Jackson can help you to secure a settlement for any financial and health setbacks your industrial deafness has caused, including lost earnings and expensive medical care.
What’s the next step?
If you believe that your hearing loss or deafness has been caused by your job or workplace, it is vital that you receive much-needed medical and legal support without delay.
Roberts Jackson can handle your case in a dedicated, attentive manner, launching a strong claim against your negligent employer in order to get you the best possible outcome. Furthermore, we can set up a medical assessment so that your symptoms are properly diagnosed and you have access to the medical treatment you require. This can also help us to strengthen your claim as it can often confirm that a hearing problem is work-related.
To begin an industrial deafness or tinnitus claims process with Roberts Jackson, contact us on 0800 001 4496 for your initial consultation.