Exposure to a high level of noise in the workplace can give rise to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). It is a cumulative condition, with the severity of the loss being related to the amount and the duration of the excessive noise exposure.
From January 1963 onwards, employers were expected to have appreciated that there was a risk of damage to hearing by exposure to excessive levels of noise in the workplace. There will be an entitlement to claim against the employer if there were sufficiently high levels of noise exposure after that date, and in circumstances where proper precautions to protect hearing (for example, through the supply of Personal Protective Equipment such as ear defenders) were not taken by the employer.
If you think you may be suffering from deafness or hearing difficulties that have been caused or exacerbated by your working environment, then please get in touch with one of our experienced Team for advice and assistance.
Call on 01942 402457 for a completely free and no-obligation consultation. Alternatively, complete and email our attached industrial injury enquiry form.
We provide a free initial advice service. We deal with the cases we accept on a No Win No Fee basis.