Causes of Hearing Loss
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Factories and Assembly Lines
Thankfully employers and owners of noisy factories and production lines take the necessary precautions to protect the hearing of their employees by providing adequate protection. However, we are contacted by hundreds of workers each year who experience hearing problems as a result of being exposed to continuous loud noises whilst working in factories, warehouses or whilst working with heavy equipment like hydraulic presses.
How do I know if the factory was noisy?
Did you ever have to shout to be heard whilst at work? When the noisy environment reaches 80 dB, employers are liable to take action and provide adequate equipment to safe guard their employees’ hearing. Employees who’ve developed hearing loss whilst working in a noisy environment without any protection may be entitled to make a claim for hearing loss compensation. Employers must take action to protect workers hearing under the “Noise At Work Act 1989” regulations. Those employed in a noisy workplace such as manufacturing, construction, airfields or nightclubs should make sure that all the measures and protection are in place to lower such a risk. Don’t be misled into thinking that it is possible to only make a claim if your work involves heavy machinery. Deafening factories, bottling plants, night clubs, harvesting and a whole host of additional very noisy working environments can harm your hearing.
Make a claim through Mercury Legal Online
We specialise in industrial disease and pride ourselves on our level of customer care and sincerity. Regardless how minor you think your hearing loss or tinnitus is, call us today as we are right here to help you. You will not only be able to make a claim under No Win No Fee agreement and we will provide you with the highest levels of customer service. You can start a claim either by: