If you have worked in an environment where heavy-duty machinery would have been in constant operation, it is likely that you were exposed to excessive levels of noise as a result. However, in instances where these circumstances were prolonged over long periods of time, it could be possible that it had a permanent adverse effect on your hearing and ultimately result in partial deafness.
Since this damage is the result of extended lengths of time, it is likely that the symptoms will not begin to appear until older age and so it is common that sufferers will likely attribute any hearing loss to their seniority alone. However, where an individual has continuously worked in a noisy environment for lengthy stretches of their lives, it is, in fact, likely that this will be the main source of their suffering.
Despite this, it is often difficult to realise that this is the case and so it is important that individuals who may possibly be suffering from noise-induced industrial deafness approach the problem with a clear and calm state of mind. This can though, be stressful and time consuming.
Here at Scot Accident Claims, we offer clients effective and accessible advice in order to help ensure that the injury they suffer is protected from causing additional pain and grief.
If you suffer from any disease and you believe it may be attributable to any previous place of work, then you could be entitled to compensatory pay-outs.
In order to show that there is a loss present, clients must undergo an audiogram test to determine the extent to which their hearing is specifically affected. This is a hassle-free process and lays the foundations of any potential claim.
It is often the case, however, that those who sit the audiogram test required do not realise they were suffering from any loss and the results are usually the first indication.
If, even when you believe there is little wrong with your hearing and you were exposed to an excessively noisy working environment, then it is important that you consider the possibility of filing a claim.
Our firm’s expertise allows us to cater for a wide range of different noisy working environments and so client’s can have the confidence that no matter where they were employed, our team has the necessary knowledge to help you decide what steps to take next.
Some of the most common work environments which are likely to have caused our client’s industrial deafness include:
For more than half a century, employers have indeed had a legal duty to protect their staff against extended exposure to excessive noise levels. However, this is not always the case and the expected negative effects have regularly transpired.
Any such failure of an employer in their duties should be met by principled opposition.
If, for any reason, you suspect you may have the necessary exposure to have caused noise-induced hearing loss then it is crucial that you do not hesitate to contact our professional and dedicated team of solicitors in order for us to help you come closer to the justice you may deserve.
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