Claims for work related hearing loss and acoustic shock
Occupational and industrial deafness compensation claims became
possible in 1963 when the Government confirmed that noise in the workplace could
cause hearing loss
and/or tinnitus. Since this time employers have had
a legal duty to assess and monitor the level of noise
within the work place and to protect their employees from excessive
Hearing Loss Claims - Case examples:
Industrial deafness compensation claims
Employers must show that they have taken reasonable action
to decrease the noise levels where any noise is
assessed as excessive. If the Employer cannot restrict
the noise levels they have to offer hearing protection devices.
Lots of employers have ignored or failed to follow the guidance
issued by the Government resulting in many of employees suffering with industrial
deafness. Therefore, if you receive a diagnosis of
industrial deafness or believe that you have suffered hearing
loss and were exposed to noise during the course of
your employment then you may be entitled to receive
industrial deafness compensation for your injuries.
Acoustic shock compensation
Telephone operators are most at risk of
acoustic shock which is the term that refers to short, sharp bursts of high
frequency/intensity audio sounds through telephone headsets.
There is a 3 year time limit on all claims for industrial deafness/tinnitus
from the date you knew or ought to know you were suffering with the condition.
It is important that you contact a solicitor as soon as possible to seek legal
Why choose us?
Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors has recovered in excess of £1 million in compensation
for victims of noise induced hearing loss. We also work closely with leading Ear
Nose and Throat specialists in the UK.
Phillip Gower at Simpson Millar LLP has ‘vast experience, exercises sound judgement, and has an easy manner with his clients'. He has an excellent reputation for industrial disease work, particularly asbestos and hearing loss cases.
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