Increase in Work Deafness Compensation Claims

May 29th, 2012 | By News

One of Europe´s largest work injury insurer´s – Zurich Insurance – has showed that work deafness compensation claims increased by almost 25 percent in the UK during 2011.

The insurance company alleges that part of the significant increase in claims from employees seeking compensation for work deafness is due to the advertising of claims companies targeting this particular industrial disease; but personal injury solicitors have pointed to a recent change in the law which lowered the noise threshold above which employees could claim hearing injury compensation.

The Health and Safety Executive has estimated that more than one million employees in the UK are exposed to severe levels of noise at work, and the TUC claims that 170,000 people suffer deafness, tinnitus or other ear injury due to being exposed to excessive noise at work.

Solicitors´ organisations have identified a variety of settings from which claims for work deafness compensation have begun – including bars and shops as well as more traditional manufacturing environments – but, as a Cenric Clement-Evans of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers explained, proving that a work deafness injury is attributable to the negligence of an employer can be problematic.

 

Categories: Construction Accidents, Construction Worker Injury Claims


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