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Industrial Hearing Loss Claims

Are you part of the 22 million Americans who are at risk of suffering from industrial hearing loss? Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is far more widespread than people realize. If you have worked in a noisy environment for 20-30 years or more and have noticed problems with your hearing, then you should get yourself tested as soon as possible.

You may be entitled to compensation if your employers have not taken the necessary measures to create a safe working environment and provided you with the right equipment to protect yourself from hearing loss. Your legal entitlement will depend on the state, so let a professional guide you through the process.

About Industrial Hearing Loss

Industrial hearing loss, also known as a noise-induced hearing loss, is a hearing impairment caused by excessive exposure to loud sounds. This work-related condition typically occurs in industries such as construction, trucking, engineering, and manufacturing, where injurious noises prevail.

Continuous and regular exposure to sounds of 85dB and higher can cause a permanent hearing impairment in workers. As a result, sufferers can have issues hearing the television or following conversations, particularly in settings with high levels of background noise. The reason for this is that NIHL affects your ability to hear sounds at high frequencies.

Since those who have industrial hearing loss are often still able to hear sounds at low frequencies, they may be unaware that they have a problem with hearing. Signs to look out for are turning up the volume on your television, having problems hearing the phone when it rings, and people complaining that you are speaking too loudly. If this sounds familiar, then you may have suffered a loss of hearing.

Has my work caused my NIHL?

When making a claim, it is important to understand whether or not your current or previous working environment is to blame for your hearing loss. By gaining a full understanding of your work history, we can establish whether or not your employment is to blame.

Often, those who have worked in noisy workplaces with high levels of exposure to loud sounds will be more at risk of incurring damage. If working in industries such as engineering, road drilling, mining, and machinery operation, then you will likely have been exposed to sounds at 85 decibels or higher.

Your employer will have a duty of care towards you, which means they will need to protect your health and safety while at work. If they fail to put the right measures in place and do not carry out the required risk assessment, then you may be entitled to make a claim to obtain compensation for hearing loss sustained as a result of their negligence.

Making a Claim for Industrial Hearing Loss

&nbsith the right help, you may get legal entitlement for industrial hearing loss. We can assist in making the testing and claim process as straightforward as possible, as well as getting the right medical treatment for your condition.

Time limits to your claim: If you know you are suffering from serious problems with your hearing due to exposure to noise, then you must not delay taking action. You will need to make a claim within three years of knowing, so contact us as soon as possible.

Whether or not the business is still trading: You may believe that if the company is no longer trading, you will not be able to obtain rightful compensation. However, from 1972 onwards, all businesses must have employer’s liability insurance, and they are required to pay any compensation. If we can trace their liability insurers, then you would still be able to make a claim.

We can help you make a claim for your tinnitus or industrial deafness. The aim is to get compensation for the injury, as well as the distress you may be suffering from due to living with the condition.

Securing proper compensation can be difficult without the right help. A professional with the necessary experience can make the process quick and easy for you, so you can get access to the medical care and support you deserve.


14 Comments

  • Terrence Roeder August 11, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    45 years in one place. Retired now. Loss of hearing

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  • Timothy Clanton October 4, 2017 at 2:30 am

    I worked the Construction & Maintenance for years. I am almost 63 and worked in the industrial arena. I was forced to retire in 2014 because of illness. My work in industry started in 1973 in a steel mill. Then worked in a tube mill, then to construction for 9 yrs. My whole work has been in industry, with many loud noises from machinery, jack hammers, cranes, hammers etc. You may call me or email.

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  • Stephen Melcher November 7, 2017 at 2:58 am

    I worked for many years in the steel mills in northwest Indiana and am suffering from tinnitus that I believe is due to my exposure to the excessive noise I was exposed to. Please contact me regarding my rights associated with this condition.

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  • allen klump November 24, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    I worked at Pabst brewing co. for 28 yrs, mostly in the shipping dept., some in the bottling dept, for the first 20yrs or so we had no hearing protection, after that we were given foam ear plugs. after my last hearing test before Pabst closed, I was told my hearing had improved, how can that happen?

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  • Gale P Pfaffenbach January 21, 2018 at 4:19 am

    My name is Gale Pfaffenbach I know you said a claim must be filed by 3 years well I did file let me explain what happened in 2004 I developed carpal tunnel syndrome and was sent to urgent care I was during my visit. I told the Dr. about my hearing problem when reported to the Inc coming they denied treatment said it was a separate clean as I’m after 7years they settled my carpal tunnel claim but wouldn’t let me file on my hearing I tried for years I have.’ve all the Drs lawyers and psychological reports stating my hearing was bad but was still denied now I can hardly hear anything I am permanently disabled due to the carpal tunnel on ssi and have a caretaker because of my injuries and my hearing I can’t hear the phone or door people talk it’s terrible I don’t go out alone I have/ e to have. CAPTION long TV can only text on cell I ran a foil press for 35 years if you think I have a claim I can send copays of everything

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  • Kenneth Howard January 21, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    I worked in envelope manufacturing for 25yrs since 1975.

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  • Rick bissonnett January 23, 2018 at 3:46 am

    Been in construction building commercial and residential for 35 years I have hearing loss bad

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  • Deborah Irwin April 17, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    how long does it take to make aclaim

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  • Richard J Martin April 18, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    Would this include military service?

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  • Mervyn Richardson April 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Aftrer having constant ringing sound in my ear , I had an appointment to see my ENT November 2017, he did a Audiological Evaluation and I have a copy of the graph result.

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  • Mike April 28, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    What if I fail timber for 25 years at several different places Oregon Washington and Alaska is it still a possibility to file a claim

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  • Steven K Wilson May 22, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    I worked for twenty-six years in an industry where we welded, cut and worked with wire rope, cut and sold all types of steel, pipe round and square tube, fabricating, with grinding, cutting and all kind if noise going on all the time. The business was Hosking Supply Company, located in Lebanon Oregon, which is no longer in business or even exists, as it was torn down by whomever bought the building and land.

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