Aug
26
2016

Former nuclear laboratory workers found to have hearing loss

A report in the United States has found that hearing loss is the most common disorder among former nuclear laboratory workers in that country.

The Former Workers Screening Programme has indicated that 60% of former nuclear laboratory workers employed by the US Department of Energy are experiencing hearing loss caused by noise.

The workers screened had previously worked in the nuclear industry in laboratory positions, electricity production in nuclear power stations and as construction workers at nuclear power stations.

The report found that, of nearly three quarters of the sites tested, more than half of the people screened had noise induced hearing loss.

In the US former nuclear industry workers are eligible for free health screenings on a regular basis to ensure that they are not suffering from work related health effects.  In addition to noise, such workers might potentially have been exposed to radiation, beryllium, lasers or solvents.

At What’s My Deafness Claim Worth our specialist industrial deafness solicitors have pursued a number of successful claims previously for workers employed at UK nuclear power stations and at other types of power generating sites.  Typically, we have pursued claims for construction workers who have been exposed to high levels of noise when working on power stations and nuclear facilities during their construction or during renovation or maintenance works.

If you have been exposed to high levels of noise in the nuclear industry or in other types of power generation or in any other form of employment and you now suffer from noise induced hearing loss or tinnitus then you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Our specialist hearing loss solicitors will be able to advise you whether you can bring a no win, no fee claim for compensation for your hearing loss or tinnitus.

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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