You can get compensation buy applying to the DSS for Industrial Injuries Disability Benefit and showing that you are more than 20% disabled due to noise. Other causes, disease or age-related deafness will be discounted.
You may be able to claim compensation through the court if you were exposed to excessive noise in your employment.
In order to do so you will need:
- to establish that your employer was either negligent or in breach of their legal duty at the time the exposure occurred.
- a good recollection of your employments and the nature of the employment, the cause of noise to which you were exposed and potential statements from former work colleagues who can confirm your evidence.
WE Solicitors can advise you on these issues and clearly explain the best way to proceed with your individual case. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any questions you may have on 0800 294 3065.