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Working in a noisy environment can have a long term effect on your hearing and have a significant impact on your lifestyle. If you are a victim of hearing loss, or tinnitus, after working in a noisy environment you have every right to claim compensation.
Common symptoms of industrial deafness, or tinnitus as it is more commonly known, include:
Regardless of how long you have been working in this environment, or even if you are no longer work for that employer, they have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment. This includes providing adequate protection to minimise the impact of industrial noise (e.g. providing ear protectors).
You have up to three years to make a claim for industrial deafness. It is important to understand that, as hearing loss does not necessarily happen immediately, the clock does not start ticking until you either:
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