Industrial Deafness Compensation

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 exposure.

Hearing Loss/Industrial Deafness - Injury Claims

Key Information:

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.

Time limits

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 advice.

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.

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"Simpson Millar LLP provides ‘knowledgeable and tactically aware advice’ to a longstanding and loyal union clientele.

Phillip Gower is ‘very well versed in the personal injury and disease fields’ and leads the team, which handles industrial disease work for GMB and Communication Workers Union."

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Contact our Industrial Deafness Compensation Claims Team of solicitors now on Freephone: 0808 129 3320 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.

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Gavin Evans | Partner &  Head of Industrial Disease | Simpson Millar LLP

Gavin Evans
Partner, Head of Industrial Disease

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