If you have worked in a noisy environment without ear protection, you could be entitled NIHL compensation if you now have difficulty hearing.
To find out if you could be due a payout for occupational deafness, speak to a specialist claims solicitor at Imperium Law on 0800 633 5730.
Occupational deafness is known by several names such as Noise Induced Hearing Loss, NIHL, industrial deafness and work related hearing loss.
Most commonly hearing loss is gradual after exposure to loud noise over a prolonged period. Thousands of workers have been affected and suffer from a reduced ability to hear, or suffer from tinnitus which is a constant buzzing in the ears.
If you have just started to notice that you are having difficulty hearing, make an appointment with your GP for a referral to a hearing loss specialist.
If after a hearing test you are advised you suffer from some degree of industrial deafness or tinnitus, call us at Imperium Law to find out about making a NIHL claim.
Is your employer to blame for your hearing damage?
The Noise at Work Act was introduced in 1989 to help prevent cases of Industrial Deafness. This act put into place Health and Safety Guidelines which all employers must follow.
While the majority of employers are diligent and adhere to the rules, there are those who don’t and who are failing in their duty of care to their workers.
If your employer has failed to keep you safe from harm by: not providing the correct equipment to protect your hearing, not limiting noise at work, not warning you of the risk of deafness then you are entitled to compensation if your hearing has been damaged.
Hearing loss claims are our speciality at Imperium Law.
Our company director Philip Jackson heads the specialist injury team, and he combines legal expertise with a medical understanding of hearing loss. His in-depth knowledge has made him a renowned expert in this area of law. His vast claims expertise and experience has led to many clients receiving claim payouts.
If you have been put at risk of hearing loss and are now suffering from some form of deafness, call us for free no-obligation legal advice on 0800 633 5730.
Making a claim.
You will need to have a medical examination to prove the extent of your hearing loss and provide evidence linking the damage to your job.
If it can be proved your employer was at fault then our team at Imperium Law can make a ‘No Win No Fee’ claim on your behalf.
To find out how much compensation you could be due fill in our contact form and we will call you back at a time that suits you.
For no-obligation claims advice call us on 0800 633 5730.