Causes of Hearing LossHearing Loss in Construction Workers
Hearing Loss in Construction Workers
We are often approached by contractors and employees who’ve worked with noisy power tools and have developed problems with their hearing as well as other industrial diseases including ‘Vibration White Finger’. Many builders and contractors across the UK experience hearing difficulties due to excessive exposure to loud noises whilst working on busy and loud construction sites without the correct or appropriate hearing protection.
Is my employer liable?
Owners of building and construction sites need to ensure that safeguards are in place to protect the hearing of their employees and contractors under the “Noise At Work Act 1989”. When the noisy environment reaches 80 dB, a site manager or employer is liable to take action and provide their contractors or employees with hearing protection. This includes workers who use noisy power tools or work with heavy equipment for prolonged periods. Employees who’ve developed hearing loss whilst working on a building site without being provided the appropriate ear protection by their employers may be entitled to make a claim for hearing loss compensation.
Can I claim for hearing loss compensation?
If you have endured short-term or long term diminished hearing, ringing in the ears or tinnitus due to working on a building site then you could well make a claim for compensation through Mercury Legal. If you have acknowledged that you have developed hearing difficulties from working on a noisy construction or building site in the last three years, then you may have a claim for compensation. You need to contact us as soon as possible either by:
- Calling free: 0800 122 3130 (24/7)
- Complete our claim form to make a claim for compensation
Contact us now, even if you think you may not have a claim for compensation, we may be able to help.
Claiming For Hearing Loss
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