Industrial Deafness Compensation Claims
Many people have trouble with their hearing, particularly as they get older. However, if you have been exposed to excessive noise in your employment this can cause damage which may be responsible for any hearing loss that you are now suffering. In such circumstances you may be able to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation arising from industrial deafness.
Noise induced hearing loss remains a significant health issue although many people do not realise that their current problems arise from work. This is often because exposure to excessive noise may have happened years before they became aware of significant symptoms.
The exposure to excessive noise responsible for the hearing loss can date back decades but this may not necessarily prevent a successful claim. Many people suffering from industrial deafness do not realise that excessive noise is responsible for their condition. This is because the symptoms of hearing loss increase gradually over time and can easily be blamed on old age. In many cases however it is still possible to bring a personal injury compensation claim years after the damage was originally done.
In addition, it does not matter if the company responsible for such exposure has ceased trading or changed its name. This is because our occupational disease specialists can often trace the insurance company responsible for providing cover during the relevant period. Most claims are dealt with by the employers’ insurance company under its employers’ liability policy. This insurance cover has been compulsory since 1972. Having said this in many cases it is possible to claim compensation for any injury suffered since 1963.
At Sintons our specialist personal injury lawyers have significant experience in pursuing industrial deafness compensation claims and can advice you fully on all such issues. We can also offer you a free hearing test that will show whether your hearing loss symptoms are likely to arise from excessive noise at work.
All personal injury claims are pursued on a No Win No Fee basis so you can rest assured that there is no financial risk.
To begin a personal injury compensation claim or obtain further advice with no obligation contact Sintons 24/7.