Tinnitus is frequently caused by noise-induced industrial hearing loss, and can cause serious disruption to a person’s daily life.
Often, but not always, accompanied by some deterioration in an employee’s hearing, tinnitus causes the sufferer to hear ringing, humming or buzzing sounds even when they are in quiet surroundings.
If you are affected by tinnitus, Croftons Solicitors may be able to assist with a compensation claim.
Causes of Tinnitus
Any industrial disease related to hearing loss is likely to have been caused by a lack of protective equipment. If your job involves working in a loud environment, it is your employer’s duty to issue you with earmuffs to protect your ears.
Employees at increased risk from tinnitus include construction workers who use power tools, nightclub workers and musicians and sound engineers working with amplifiers.
As well as a lack of safety equipment, you may also have been issued with faulty earmuffs that did not provide adequate protection from loud noises. We have also seen cases where there was not enough equipment available for all staff, leaving some to go without.
How Croftons Solicitors Can Help
Tinnitus can range from mild to severe cases, and as such the disruption to your life will vary. In serious instances, it can disrupt a person’s sleep and consequently prevent them from continuing their normal routine.
Employees that have developed tinnitus as a result of their working conditions may be entitled to compensation, so you should speak to Croftons Solicitors if you have been affected. Our experts will assess your claim and work hard to secure compensation on your behalf, often on a no win, no fee basis.
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