If you frequently suffer from muffled or loss of hearing, Roberts Jackson can help you to determine the exact cause of your temporary hearing loss. Our team can also offer expert legal advice on the steps to follow to recover from the temporary deafness and prevent permanent industrial deafness from developing further down the line.
Workplace causes of temporary hearing loss
People can get noise induced hearing loss symptoms such as temporary hearing loss as a result of working in a loud environment that doesn’t have the correct safety precautions in place.
Employers are responsible for protecting the health and safety of their employers. Therefore, they should perform risk assessments and take action to prevent or reduce any occupational hazards. Where excessive levels of noise are present, the following measures should be implemented:
- New equipment with reduced noise levels (if possible)
- Frequent testing of noise levels
- Hearing and ear protection
- Instruction and training
- Health surveillances
If you work – and have previously worked – in a noisy environment without the above protection, your employer may be the cause of your temporary hearing loss.
Steps you should follow
If you think that your workplace is the reason for your noise induced hearing loss symptoms, Roberts Jackson would recommend that you take the following steps:
- Visit your local GP: A medical professional will be able to diagnose your symptoms and determine whether your hearing loss has been caused by work. They should also be able to provide the medical treatment you need and advise on how to protect your hearing in the future.
- Speak with your employer: As your employer may not be aware of your hearing loss, you should inform them of the issue so they have the chance to rectify the situation. If they implement the right safety measures, this could put a stop to your temporary hearing loss and prevent it from developing into permanent damage over time.
- Make a claim for compensation: If your employer does not put the correct safety measures in place which leads to your temporary hearing loss continuing or worsening, you may be entitled to claim compensation for any financial or medical hardship caused.
Roberts Jackson specialises in handling noise induced hearing loss claims for people whose hearing has been damaged at work. Driven to achieve justice and compensation for injured workers, you can trust our solicitors to put together a strong claim and secure you the payout your rightfully deserve.
If you want further legal advice or would like to pursue a claim for compensation, get in contact with the Roberts Jackson legal team on 0800 001 4496.