Mr Lloyd had been employed by the company between the years 1957 to 1959 and again from 1960 to 1968. You might not be able to do all the things you used to do, or you may have limited work opportunities as a result. What many people may not realise, is that once hearing is lost, it cannot be restored naturally. At this first meeting we will explain exactly what steps we will be taking and the process involved in seeking financial compensation. I have held an NHS consultancy post at South Devon Healthcare Trust, Torquay and an honorary consultant post at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital for over 25 years. The recognition, evaluation and control of workplace environments that lead to ill health from chemical, physical and biological agents. Industrial deafness is acquired while being exposed to loud noise in your working environment, such as in building sites or factories.
Although this client did not have a particularly noisy job in the factory where he worked for 34 years, the sheet metal workers beside him created excessive noise levels. Intense noises can rupture the eardrum and dislocate or even fracture the small bones of the middle ear. The average compensation amounts vary on a case by case basis, and you will get a much more accurate idea by speaking to a solicitor about your situation. We might recommend that witness statements are sought, for example from co-workers who can validate and verify that the working conditions were loud and damaging to your hearing. Excessive exposure to high levels of noise can also result in stress, fatigue, and irritability. If we think that we can help you we will arrange for you have an audio-gram, at our expense, to see if you do have a sufficient level of hearing loss, caused by industrial noise, to allow you to make a claim.