If you’ve worked in a manual role using noisy tools, machinery or equipment, you may be able to make an injury claim. Prolonged use of noisy tools, machinery or equipment can lead to loss of ability to hear in certain frequencies and to an unpleasant noise often described as a ringing or whistling sound called tinnitus.  

The law says that every employer has a duty of care to protect employees from suffering harm in the workplace. If your employer has failed to do that by failing to assess the risks of exposure to excessive noise properly and reduce the noise made by the equipment or by failing to monitor your hearing or provide hearing protection, they may have failed in their duty of care towards you. 

Those suffering from noise induced heating loss can experience difficulty hearing conversations in the presence of background noise as well as higher pitched sounds such as birdsong. People with tinnitus often struggle to concentrate on tasks and may have difficulty falling asleep or with waking during the night due to the ringing tone they hear which can be very distressing. Sometimes, people can suffer from hyperacusis, which is an over-sensitivity to certain types of sound that mean people will suffer pain if they hear some types of sound. All of these things can have an impact on those suffering keeping their job as well as on their family and social life.

At Liverpool Legal, we understand the difficulties clients face during this time. Our friendly noise induced hearing loss solicitors will discuss your claim with you to fully understand your concerns and needs. We will work with you to bring your claim to a conclusion as soon as possible on a “No Win, No Fee” basis.

Sometimes a company you have worked for will no longer exist, but a claim can still be brought in those circumstances as your noise induced hearing loss solicitor can usually apply to make the company exist again for the purposes of bringing your claim once insurance for the company has been located.

Noise induced hearing loss claims can occur whenever there is unprotected exposure to excessive noise. This can be often be found in a variety of industries, such as:

  • Construction and demolition workers
  • Road and railway construction and maintenance
  • Foundries
  • Concrete products manufacturing
  • Quarries and mines
  • Glass manufacture
  • Stone manufacture
  • Clay manufacture
  • Textile industry working on looms
  • Woodworkers
  • Manufacturing and repairing vehicles
  • Utility services (water, gas, electricity, telecommunications)
  • Shipbuilding and ship repairing
  • Fabrication and metalwork

It is important you instruct a specialist solicitor to assist you. At Liverpool Legal our friendly, expert noise induced hearing loss specialist solicitor would be happy to discuss your claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. Click here to email our noise induced hearing loss specialist or call us on 0151 702 5400.