Industrial Deafness Solicitors

Industrial deafness is a recognised industrial disease which is triggered by the prolonged exposure to excessive levels of noise.

What Is The Employer's Responsibility?

The Noise at Work Regulations 1989 place obligations on employers to reduce industrial deafness and to ensure that A noise assessment is performed where any employee is likely to be exposed to dangerous noise levels.

The risk of noise damage is reduced to the lowest level possible by muffling the noise, or reducing the period of time spent in a noisy environment.Where an employee is likely to be exposed to between 85 dBA and 90 dBA hearing protection should be provided if requested by the employee. When over 90 dBA employees should be provided with hearing protection. The employers must also enforce the use of it.

Should I Receive Training?

Adequate training and instructions must be provided so that employees are aware of the dangers and risks of damage to hearing from exposure to noise. Areas exceeding 90dBA are to be identified and marked as ear protection zones and as areas in which ear protection should be worn to reduce the risk of industrial deafness.

Are There Any Time Limits?

UK law states that employers were only aware after 1963 of the dangers of excessive noise in the workplace. Claims can be pursued against a number of employers who exposed employees to excessive levels of noise. If you have worked in any noisy occupation after 1963 either:

  • Without ear protection
  • With inadequate protection
  • Or your employer has not enforced the use of the protection

and you now find difficultly in hearing others speak or suffer from noises or ringing in your ears (known as Tinnitus) you may have a claim and should seek the assistance of a 1stclaims solicitor.

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