Hearing loss solicitors Manchester
Helping you claim compensation for your hearing loss
Exposure to loud noise can leave you in pain, and may cause irreparable damage. If you were exposed to the noise at work, we may be able to help you claim compensation.
At AWH we pride ourselves on being transparent with our clients. We’ll always make sure to help you understand the claims process, making it as straightforward as possible for you.
Our team are highly experienced and understand your needs
At the end of the day, we’re here to help you. Our industrial disease specialists are highly experienced in their field and have dealt with a wide range of hearing loss claims, so they know what you are going through.
We know that suffering from hearing loss as a result of a negligent employer can be very upsetting, so our aim is to help you get your life back on track.
Hearing loss is not a condition that should be taken lightly, as symptoms can be severe and permanently impacting on your life.
In some cases it may even lead to mental health issues.
We’re human too, so we understand your needs and want to make you feel at ease throughout the claims process.
We are here to help you move forward.
What is industrial deafness?
Industrial deafness and noise induced hearing loss are typically caused by repeated noise exposure to a work environment.
If you are employed in a loud environment or work close to noisy machinery or equipment, this may have led to your hearing damage.
Hearing damage caused by a loud environment or noisy equipment is known as noise induced hearing loss.
When you suffer from noise induced hearing loss, the cells inside your inner ear are damaged leading to you hearing ringing, buzzing or muffling.
If your employer has failed to put adequate policies in place to reduce or control loud noise, we can help you file a claim against them.
We understand that suffering from hearing loss is very difficult and can have a huge impact on the way you live your life.
You may not be able to hear your children very well, or visit busy restaurants with your friends. It can prevent you from doing things you used to have no problem doing, which isn’t fair on you.
That’s why we want to help you get your life back on track after suffering at the hands of your employer.
Another type of hearing loss is acoustic shock, which is a condition caused by one extremely loud noise.
The suddenness and volume of certain noises can be very traumatic to your hearing and it can cause people to experience a number of symptoms, such as:
- Ear pain
- Jaw and neck pain
- Hypersensitive hearing
These symptoms can be very uncomfortable for anyone who suffers from the condition, and can affect people’s social and work lives.
Acoustic shock most commonly happens to staff in call centres who use headsets. Using headsets all day increases the likelihood of someone being exposed to a loud and unexpected noise.
Your employer should take steps to make sure you are protected from acoustic shock. If they don’t, they risk you suffering from any or all of the above symptoms.
There is no cure for acoustic shock, so if you suffer from the condition your symptoms can last forever. We understand that compensation won’t stop your suffering, but it will help to hold your employer accountable for their actions.
After suffering from acoustic shock, you’ll want to get your life back on track. We can help you do just that.
Hearing loss symptoms
Occupational hearing loss and other noise induced hearing loss symptoms will usually start off being temporary but can worsen over time and become permanent if ignored.
You should tell your employer about your hearing issues as soon as you can so they can try to prevent any further hearing loss from happening.
You should also visit your GP for an official diagnosis and possible treatment to help alleviate your suffering.
If you, have any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from hearing damage:
- Your hearing is impaired for hours after being exposed to loud noise, but returns to normal after some time
- You are experiencing muffled hearing, you start to have trouble hearing a conversation or other sounds.
- Constant ringing or swishing when there is no actual sound
We understand that experiencing any of these symptoms can be painful and frustrating.
We’re here to help you receive compensation for your employer’s negligence so that you can look forward to your future without worrying about money.
We know that compensation won’t magically bring back your hearing, but it can go towards special medication or hearing aids, as well as making up for any financial losses you may have suffered from having to take time off work.
Assessing if you suffer from hearing loss
Below is a list of common questions we use to identify your symptoms:
- Do your family complain that you talk loudly?
- Do you have the television on at its full volume?
- Do you have trouble hearing the telephone when it rings?
- Do you have problems hearing other people speak because of background noises?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, it is likely that you do have an issue with your hearing.
If you have not already done so, you should get in contact with your GP to diagnose the noise damage.
Once you have been to see your GP, get in touch with us and let us help you begin your hearing loss claim.
We believe that employers who fail to follow health and safety rules for their workers should be held accountable if an employee suffers from hearing loss as a result.
If you suspect that you have hearing loss as a result of your working environment, ask yourself the following questions: If you answered ‘no’ to any of the questions, your employer might not be doing enough to protect you. If this is the case, our team can help you make a claim to compensate for your suffering so you can start to get your life heading in the right direction again.
Noise exposure at work
If you suspect that you have hearing loss as a result of your working environment, ask yourself the following questions:
If you answered ‘no’ to any of the questions, your employer might not be doing enough to protect you.
If this is the case, our team can help you make a claim to compensate for your suffering so you can start to get your life heading in the right direction again.
Your employer's responsibility
If your workplace has a lot of loud noise, your employer should:
- Act to reduce noise exposure
- Provide protective equipment
- Ensure legal limits of noise exposure are not exceeded
- Monitor and maintain all equipment and machinery
- Provide health and safety information and training to all staff exposed to noisy environments
- Carry out health surveillance on employers at risk
If your employer doesn’t do all of the above, they are failing to protect you, but they are also breaking the law.
We want to help hold your employer accountable for their failure, and help you to move forward with your life.
If their negligence has caused you to suffer from permanent or disabling hearing damage, we can help you achieve the compensation you deserve.
After claiming with us, you can start to look forward to your future with the knowledge that your employer has been brought to justice and that you have been compensated for the pain and suffering they caused you to endure.
Health and safety regulations protecting you
Under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, businesses are required to protect the health and safety of all of its employees by managing noise levels in the workplace.
If your employer has failed to create a safe working environment which resulted in you suffering from hearing loss, we can hold them responsible for the damage.
With a proven track record of success in hearing loss claims, you can put your faith in our industrial disease team, who will be by your side every step of the way.
Time limits for making hearing loss claims
Employers have been made aware of the serious effects excessive noise levels have on their employees’ hearing since 1963.
If you’re suffering from hearing loss after being exposed to excessive noise since then, we may still be able to help you.
If your exposure to noise at work was some time ago, don’t worry.
Industrial deafness and hearing loss can occur over time, so you may only develop a hearing impairment years, or even decades after your exposure to excessively loud noise levels.
In these circumstances, it is entirely possible to make a claim for compensation.
Our industrial disease solicitors will gain a full understanding of your past working conditions and employment history to establish the exact cause of your hearing loss.
If the organisation at fault is no longer in business, we will track down their insurance company so that you can still receive compensation for the financial and medical damage caused.
We’ll always consider your personal situation and assess if you can claim compensation for your hearing loss.
Let us help you
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Here at AWH Solicitors we’re committed to helping people like you get the result they deserve.
We believe no one should have to suffer the pain and frustration of hearing loss, no matter how severe.
If your employer has caused you to suffer, we want to bring them to justice.
Our great customer feedback and excellent track record clearly shows the expertise of our industrial disease team.
We have successfully helped clients with all types of hearing loss be awarded the compensation they need to get their life back on track. We want to do the same for you.
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