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- 19 Nov 2015
  • Workplace Relations

  • Personal Injury

My friends say I am going deaf! I worked in a noisy job. Could it have caused hearing loss?

Many people who suffer from hearing loss have been exposed to noise at work, and may be entitled to compensation for Noise Induced Hearing Loss. Although hearing loss can be caused by many things, hearing loss which is caused by direct exposure to noise is very common.

If you work or have worked in noisy jobs such as factories, airports, building sites or any job where you are exposed to noise from machines, and have noticed a deterioration in your hearing, you may be entitled to compensation under the Return to Work Act 2014. Compensation for Noise Induced Hearing Loss includes:-

  • Lump sum payment for pain and suffering.
  • Payment of medical expenses, including for hearing aids.
  • Income maintenance payments if you cannot work due to the level of hearing loss.

You are able to make a claim for compensation for Noise Induced Hearing Loss, if you are currently working or stopped working some time ago.

If you have noticed a deterioration in your hearing, contact Duncan Basheer Hannon.

We will arrange a free assessment with a qualified audiologist who will diagnose if you have Noise Induced Hearing Loss. If you have, we will gather the evidence needed, get the paperwork in order and deal with the workers compensation insurer, all on a no win, no fee basis.

Please contact us today for advice on making a claim.