Work accidents cause serious injury and death. If you were injured on your job and it was caused by faulty equipment, poor training, or poor upkeep of the facility, you may be entitled to a compensation at work. There are several types of accidents that can happen in the workplace. Most but not all accidents happen in factories and industry. For those people that work in an industrial environment, building a long-term manual labor career can have a detrimental effect on your health, and your employer has a duty of care to protect you in every way possible. Most companies are aware of the risks of injury from lifting heavy goods or operating machinery. However, one of the common effects of an industrial job that often goes without being thought of is deafness. Working in a place such as a construction site is very noisy, particularly if you are operating machinery such as a pneumatic drill on a daily basis.
Excessive exposure to noise can often lead to a condition called tinnitus, more commonly known as the ringing of the years, and over a prolonged time can even cause hearing loss. These problems with hearing can severely affect your quality of life, as it can make social interaction difficult or embarrassing if you are unable to hear properly what other people are saying. It can also put your safety at risk, for instance, if you have difficulty hearing traffic when crossing the road.
Although industrial deafness is a gradual condition, you could be entitled to industrial deafness compensation, if you lose your hearing as a result of your job. Employers have a duty of care to provide you with ear defenders, and if possible they can rotate your work pattern so you are not constantly using the noisiest piece of machinery, and if they fail to address these issues then they could be held negligent.
If you believe you are entitled to financial accident compensation for your loss of hearing, the best course of action is to contact a firm of legal professionals such as ours at Claims Solicitors. Professionals have extensive experience in injury claims for long-term health problems caused by work environments and can advise on the strength of your case. If you are the victim of a personal injury at work you should consult with an expert in filing a personal injury compensation claim. You may be entitled to the reimbursement of medical and legal fees, as well as lost income and money for your pain and suffering. There is accident claim law firms, specialists, and companies that will help you file your claim. Many will not charge you unless you win your case.