Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claims
What do we define as Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)? Sometimes, all of the time or as a one-off, you may be exposed to unsafe levels of noise that can damage the most sensitive components of your inner ear. Tinnitus, often described as a ‘ringing in the ears’, can also be classified as a noise induced hearing loss condition. Any sound that reaches eighty-five decibels or over and results in hearing loss, whether that is temporary, permanent, in one ear or both, may entitle you to make a claim.
The Noise at Work Act 1989 is a legislation that employers need to adhere to regarding noise health and safety in the workplace.
At Pattinson Brewer, we are specialists in dealing with industrial disease claims, with noise induced hearing loss falling into that category. We can offer you free initial advice that is both independent and impartial. We always act on behalf of you and never advise insurance companies or employers. Our aim is to provide you with the expert advice that you need to successfully put forward a claim.
If you have symptoms of deafness or tinnitus, we strongly advise that you speak to your GP immediately and inform your employer. As there are time limits involved in hearing loss claims relating to noise, we would recommend that you seek legal advice with us urgently. This may make a significant difference to the validity of your claim.
For any queries that you have relating to noise induced hearing loss claims or to make a claim, get in touch with our team on 0800 988 0777 or submit on online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.