The word ‘industrial disease’ is best described as a condition or illness which has developed after an exposure to a dangerous substance in the workplace or unsafe working conditions.
There are many different types of industrial diseases you can develop after being exposed to hazardous substances or dangerous conditions at work.
If your work or have been working in any noisy industry such as a warehouse, factory, mill, mine or dock? If yes, then there is a high likelihood that you will have suffered damage to your hearing as a direct result of your employment.
At Elite UK Solicitors, we can provide a free hearing test which will help to determine the existence and extent of any damage. After this we will be able to advise you about your claim and provide an approximate assessment of its value.
Common symptoms of Industrial Hearing Loss include:
- Industrial Deafness in one or both ears
- Intermittent, temporary or permanent deafness
- Tinnitus generally taking the form of buzzing or hissing noises
- Missing parts of conversation
- Difficulty hearing conversations
- Struggling to hear the doorbell
- Constantly having to turn the TV volume up
Even if you have not noticed any of the above symptoms we would still encourage you to take a free hearing test provided you have worked in industry. This is because many claimants who have received compensation had previously overlooked the damage until it was detected and brought to their attention.
Do not worry, if you cannot remember the specific employers and periods of employment as we can obtain this information on your behalf. Even if the company is no longer in operation, it would still have been obliged to have insurance cover when in order to cover any future claims for compensation.