You can make an industrial injuries claim for disablement compensation in the UK if you have lost your sense of hearing because of the excessively noisy environment you have been working in.
Although many people who are totally deaf do not class themselves as disabled deafness is classed as a disability under the Disability Discrimination act. The Act’s definition of a disabled personal is someone who has a ?physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.? Therefore if you have lost your hearing completely and your hearing loss was caused by your working conditions you are legally entitled to claim industrial injuries disablement compensation for your suffering.
Compensation awards for total deafness go up to £70000.00; if you have suffered total deafness as a result of working in an unsafe environment were you have not been protected adequately from the noise emissions in the workplace you should consider making an industrial injury claim for occupational hearing loss compensation.
A solicitor from Oakwood’s industrial illness and injury team can offer you all the advice you need about making an industrial injuries claim for disablement compensation in the UK.
If you can establish a strong correlation between the development of your deafness and the unsafe conditions you were working in then there is a good chance you will be able to make a successful personal injury claim for hearing loss compensation.
In order to start a claim you have to have been diagnosed as having lost all or at least a large percentage of your ability to hear. If you have lost all of your hearing you will be classed as having a disability even though you do not feel disabled. You then must prove that you were working in an environment where the noise emissions that entered your workspace were over the maximum limit for safe exposure; you will then also have to show that your exposure was not limited because your employer did not provide you with the means to protect yourself from the noise.
If you want an experienced consultant to work tirelessly on your case and have just one dedicated solicitor working on your claim then you need the services of Oakwood Solicitors. All cases will be resolved by the solicitor that started them. This continuity means that our clients are getting an exceptional service throughout the process of making a claim. The specialist that looks after your claim with have an in-depth knowledge of your injuries and circumstances and this allows them to get the best result possible on your behalf.
Mrs G’s case was worked on by her dedicated solicitor and thanks to the continuity she received we were able to secure her a total of £5670.00 in compensation.
To start an industrial injuries case for disablement recompense in the UK you should call one of the industrial disease experts from Oakwood Solicitors as soon as you can on: 0844 499 9302.