One of the more common industrial diseases is noise-induced hearing loss, or NIHL for short. This can often be accompanied by tinnitus, a repetitive pulsating or ringing noise in the ears.
Although working conditions have improved significantly in recent years, for decades, employers would pay little regard to the risks associated with harmful noise levels. Noise protectors are extremely cheap but people would be required to work in harmful environments without being provided with these.
Although damage may have been done to their hearing at the time, people often don’t notice this until later life when they also start to suffer from age-related hearing loss – the combined loss of the two then causes noticeable problems.
We can guide you through the claim process and help make sure that you get the best possible award of compensation. If you think you may have noise-induced hearing loss, get in touch with us and we’ll happily advise you on your situation.