An industrial disease solicitor from within the industrial disease division at Oakwood can help you if you are an innocent victim of noise induced deafness who has worked in unsafe conditions in the UK.
Our personal injury occupational deafness experts are dedicated to helping victims of unsafe working conditions claim the compensation they are legally entitled to in the UK if their employers have failed to abide by the health and safety guidelines stated in the noise at work act 1989 and this has resulted in the victim suffering injury to their hearing.
The noise at work act was brought in in 1989 so that health and safety regulations in the workplace were enforced effectively and made sure employers provided protection to employees working in environments where the noise levels were excessive. All employers no matter how many people they have in their employment must abide by the noise at work regulations if the noise output in the environment is over the maximum exposure limits.
The majority of employers now abide by the health and safety laws;this means future cases of industry related hearing loss should become less common. Many employers will now ensure employees are provided with hearing defence of an appropriate level and training about the dangers of noise exposure. Employers must make all of their members of staff aware about the risks involved in excessive noise in the workplace so employees can manage exposure.
You need to speak to a dedicated and experienced industrial disease lawyer from the personal injury team at Oakwood Solicitors if you think you could be entitled to claim hearing loss at work compensation in the UK.
You can make an occupational hearing loss claim on a no win no fee basis with representation from one of Oakwood’s dedicated and expert occupational hearing loss experts if you have a qualifying claim for compensation.
If you have been diagnosed as suffering from a degree of damage to your hearing whether it is mild or severe and you can prove that an unsafe occupational environment is the cause of your deafness then you will most likely be eligible to make an industrial disease claim for noise induced hearing loss (deafness) compensation.
In order to start a case and gain a successful result you have to start the legal process within three years of your diagnosis to ensure you do not go over the time limit for making a claim. If unsafe industrial surroundings were to blame for the cause of your hearing loss you must be able to prove that it is the case; you also have to show that whilst you were employed in the risky loud environment you employer did not take reasonable steps to ensure you were protected from the noise produced. Miss T’s claim was successful and she received £18540.00 in occupational deafness compensation.
To speak to an industrial disease solicitor from the industrial disease specialist division at Oakwood Solicitors about your chances of successfully securing industrial hearing loss compensation in the UK call us today on: 0844 499 9302.