Noise induced hearing loss, occupational deafness and other hearing problems can be caused by exposure to excessive noise in the workplace. At PA Duffy and Company our expert personal injury solicitors can help you to make a claim for compensation against your employers if they have acted negligently in exposing you to unsafe noise levels which have led to hearing problems.
- Occupations which pose a greater risk of noise induced hearing loss include steel works, construction and textile works. Employers in these industries have a duty to mitigate the risks of exposing their employees to excessive noise. If they fail to provide adequate safeguards they may be negligent.
- Common hearing problems that workers can develop include tinnitus, acoustic shock syndrome and occupational deafness. Such illnesses have been known to develop a long time after exposure and significantly disrupt the lives of victims.
Making a Claim
- A claim can be made within 3 years of first establishing a link between your hearing problems and your employment. Our experienced solicitors can talk you through the claims process and help to prove that your employer has failed to provide appropriate protection in the workplace.