Industrial Deafness Compensation Claims
Occupational deafness, which is also referred to as industrial deafness, is the loss of hearing arising as a result of certain factors occurring in a workplace environment. If you have suffered industrial deafness at work in Leeds or surrounding areas, our team can help you claim compensation.
Occupational deafness often occurs after an individual has worked in an environment where loud machinery is being used. Common examples include working in a factory or on a construction site. However, this does not mean that other occupations can not lead to claims. For example, any sudden noise can lead to hearing injuries. If you have industrial deafness or other hearing issues as a result of your current or previous work, you may be able to claim compensation if it can be shown that another party contributed to or caused your injuries.
What Steps Shpould My Employer in Leeds Take to Prevent Industrial Deafness?
There is specific legislation that is in place in order to provide protection with regard to levels of noise in the workplace. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, which replaced the Noise at Work Regulations 1989, dictates that adequate protection must be provided where the noise is at 85 decibels or above. Further, detailed health and safety assessments and relevant training must be carried out where noise reaches 80 decibels. Of course, this is just a brief overview of the legislation, and our personal injury expert for Leeds will be able to provide you with more detail regarding whether or not the requirements of applicable legislation has been met in your specific situation.
Make a Claim for Industrial Deafness in Leeds
Any of our personal injury experts will be able to explain the procedure, and provide an initial assessment as to the strength of your case or otherwise. It is also usually possible for you to be given an estimate of the amount of compensation that you may be able to claim. The amount of compensation will take into account the specifics of the injury and the affect it has on the relevant individuals from both a financial and personal viewpoint.
Contact Our Industrial Deafness Claim solicitors for Leeds
Call us on 0113 223 4466. You can also contact us online by completing our enquiry form.