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Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a common malady affecting employees working in a noisy environment without appropriate noise-cancelling protection or relevant training. The long-term effects of working in environments like these can be severe.
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to develop hearing impairment or any ear-related health problems, you may be entitled to receive compensation. At Versus Law, our studious industrial deafness solicitors in Manchester can help you get compensation for any medical treatment or to cover loss of earnings, resulting from your workplace environment.
What are the Symptoms of Industrial Deafness?
Repeated exposure to loud noise in the workplace can lead to you developing concerns with their hearing. This can have a significant impact on your life, inhibiting your ability to work, or even perform simple tasks.
Should you experience any of the following symptoms, it’s imperative that you seek medical attention as soon as possible to prevent diminishing hearing manifesting now or in the future. The symptoms of industrial deafness include:
- Difficulty hearing with abundant background noise
- Difficulty following the conversation in a group of people or listening to what someone is telling you
- Muffling of speech and other sounds
- Trouble hearing consonants
- Asking people to repeat themselves
- Tinnitus (a ringing, whistling or buzzing in the ears)
- Withdrawal from social situations to avoid hearing embarrassments
What Industries Are Susceptible to Industrial Deafness?
There is a wealth of sectors that put employees at risk of developing hearing problems. Typical sectors in which hearing loss is somewhat prevalent include:
How Do I Make an Industrial Deafness Claim?
The first step to making industrial deafness claims in Manchester is to contact veritable solicitors in Manchester, like Versus Law Solicitors. We will then offer you a FREE consultation to discuss your case. Once we understand your circumstances, we will talk you through your options and provide you with expert on how to make an industrial deafness claim.
At this stage, all you need to do is to provide us with all the details of how and when you began to experience problems with your hearing and the persistent symptoms you’re experiencing. If you have any medical records of a diagnosis, these will be helpful too.
Once we’ve gathered all the information, our diplomatic industrial deafness solicitors in Manchester will contact your employer to see if they are prepared to take responsibility. If they do, we will try to get interim compensation payments. Any agreed amount will be paid to you prior to the settlement of your claim and can help financially towards any loss of income, medical treatment or travel expenses.
As part of our thorough service, we may instruct a medical professional to examine you to understand the extent of your injury. We may also gather information from qualified engineers with expert knowledge of noise in the workplace environment to ascertain the extent in which noise has damaged your hearing.
Should you have been exposed to sustained loud noise from more than one employer, we can pursue claims against multiple responsible parties. We also have the resources to pursue your claim even if your employer (s) are no longer trading.
Should you have been exposed to sustained loud noises from more than one employer, we can pursue claims against multiple responsible parties. We also have the resources to pursue your claim even if your employer (s) are no longer trading.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim For Industrial Deafness?
The amount of compensation that you may receive is entirely dependent on individual circumstances. Our industrial deafness solicitors in Manchester will need to gather information to make a judgement. We will examine the following:
- The severity of your hearing loss and if it was caused by a noisy working environment
- If your working environment is harmful to your hearing and the actions your employer did or did not take
- Any medical expenses you’ve had to pay
- Your ongoing care and support, both immediately and in the future
We will make sure that the compensation you receive will help you to cover the costs of any ongoing medical treatment and the support you need to manage your hearing condition.
No Win No Fee Industrial Deafness Claims
Versus Law offers a no win no fee industrial deafness claims service. This means that you won’t have to pay anything upfront or if your claim is unsuccessful.
In a successful claim, the person or person’s responsible will be responsible for paying your legal fees, with any outstanding balance deducted from your compensation.
We’re also happy to discuss other funding options with you. This can exclude how the Legal Expenses Union (LEI) can assist you or if your claim is covered through membership of a trade union. We will clearly explain each process and advise you which is the most suitable avenue to pursue.
Throughout your claim, our industrial disease solicitors in Manchester will keep you informed of your claim’s progress. We will also provide you sound legal advice and communicate professionally with your employer.
Is There a Time Limit To Make an Industrial Deafness Claim?
According to standard practices, the time limit to making a claim for industrial deafness is within three years of realising that your hearing less might be linked to your workplace environment. If you work outside the UK, any time limit may be less than three years.
Why Choose Us?
We are an award-winning legal practice with intimate knowledge and notable experience settling industrial deafness claims. Our transparent approach is mirrored by our commitment to helping you achieve favourable compensation for any injury and psychological distress caused.
We successfully settle thousands of industrial deafness claims every year. This offers clear evidence that we place client satisfaction above all.
To receive your free consultation with one of our industrial deafness solicitors in Manchester, contact us today on 0845 555 0606 or email us at email@example.com. If you prefer, you can complete our contact form here.