According to the UK charity, Hearing Link, excessive noise exposure is generally considered the second most common cause of hearing loss.
Your employer is responsible for your health and safety in the workplace – and this includes ensuring you’re not exposed to extreme noise without proper equipment and training.
Under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, employers must provide hearing protection, and hearing protection zones, at 85 decibels (daily or weekly average exposure). At 80 decibels, your employer must assess the risk to health and provide training and information. The noise exposure limit stands at 87 decibels – this takes into account any reduction in exposure provided by hearing protection.
Learn more about making a claim for noise-induced deafness below:
Frequently asked questions about claims for noise-induced deafness
What are the symptoms of noise-induced hearing loss?
Signs and symptoms of noise-induced hearing loss may include:
- Temporary hearing loss
- Ringing in ears (tinnitus)
- Inability to hear when your back is turned away from the noise
- Difficulty in hearing people or household sounds clearly
- Having to listen to television or music on a loud volume
Can I make a claim for hearing loss?
If excessive noise exposure has resulted in you losing some or all of your hearing, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
What is the average settlement for hearing loss?
Hearing loss claim amounts will vary from case to case. The amount of compensation you are awarded will depend on the extent of the hearing loss and the impact this has had on your life. You can rest assured that by making a claim with Unite Legal Services, our expert solicitors will fight to secure you the maximum compensation possible.
Learn how we helped David secure £13,500 in compensation after negligent exposure to noise.
How much will it cost me to make a claim?
You are entitled to free legal advice and representation as part of your Unite membership, so making a claim won’t cost you a penny. You will also keep 100% of the compensation awarded in your claim.
Making a claim for noise-induced hearing loss