Oct
27
2015

Claim for noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus settles

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth have successfully pursued a deafness claim for a client who was diagnosed with noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus as a result of his exposure to excessive noise at work.

The client was exposed to noise initially as an apprentice wood machinist and then later, during the course of the time he spent working in the construction industry when he worked as a joiner.

When the client worked as an apprentice wood machinist the source of the noise exposure was his work with circular saws and spindle machines which emitted extremely high noise levels. He was never provided with hearing protection nor was he warned of the dangers of being exposed to excessive levels of noise and we were able to rely upon this as proof of negligence and breach of statutory duty in the claim for hearing loss compensation.

For a large part of the client’s work in the construction industry, this involved demolition work using jackhammers, electric saws, electric planers, breakers and electric hammer drills and for the periods when he was not working directly with the noisy tools himself, others would be around him and therefore, his exposure to excessive noise levels continued throughout the course of the working day.

The client was not provided with hearing protection for the first six years of his employment in the construction industry and after this point for the next six years hearing protection was provided in the form of ear plugs, which the client did wear. Throughout his period of employment, the client was exposed to excessive levels of noise for seven hours out of an average eight hour working day.

As a result of his exposure to noise, the client developed both noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus. The latter presented itself as a whining noise which adversely affected his sleeping pattern quite significantly.

Our specialist panel of industrial deafness solicitors were able to successfully recover thousands of pounds in compensation for the client’s diagnosed noise  induced hearing loss and tinnitus.

If you have worked in a similar working environment or somewhere where noise levels were excessive and you were not provided with hearing protection and you consider that you may have noise induced hearing loss or tinnitus, then please contact us. 

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth has extensive experience in dealing with people suffering with hearing loss and tinnitus. We have a specialist team of solicitors, as well as a fully trained audiologist, who will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Our team understands that it can be a very difficult and daunting time for you and they will do their best to offer an unparalleled support network and specialist legal expertise. If you have suffered a personal injury, which was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.If you are suffering from loss of hearing, buzzing or ringing in your ears, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.

If you have been affected by hearing loss or exposure to noisy working environments you should not hesitate to contact us or to try our ‘Calculate my Claim’ feature on the right hand side of this page to see what your claim may be worth. We understand that the symptoms that you are suffering from can have serious consequences on your day to day life. When fighting for your compensation we take into account any time you have had to take off work, any treatment you have had to pay for including the cost of hearing aids and any other losses that you may have incurred.

All claims are dealt with on a no win, no fee basis.

Call 0800 849 8700 to speak to a member of our specialist team of Industrial Disease lawyers who will assist you further with this matter.

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