Suffered from Acoustic Shock?
Tinnitus and deafness are often related to working in a noisy environment such as call centres or busy telephone receptions. There isn’t any set amount of time that you must have worked in noisy conditions to build up problems with your ears, it greatly depends on how susceptible you are as an individual to noise damage, as well as the actual noise levels you are required to work in. In most cases, the noisier your work place is, the quicker damages occurs. It is not uncommon for deafness sufferers to start noticing difficulties with their hearing several years after the actual exposure occurred, which often puts people off contacting us while they think nothing can be achieved. Similarly, plenty of noise damage and tinnitus sufferers have worked for several employers over time who’ve exposed them to loud working conditions – lots of whom may not still be trading – and again they think nothing can be achieved. These generalisations are wrong and could mean that you’re missing the compensation you deserve.
What is acoustic hearing loss?
‘Acoustic shock’ is a term used to relate to situations involving exposure to short duration, high intensity, high frequency sounds through a phone headset. Some sources claim that these accidents are some of a selection of physical and psychological symptoms which have been reported among headset users.
Claiming for acoustic shock compensation
Mercury Legal Online have years of experience in working with tinnitus and industrial deafness cases. Because of our knowledge and expertise in many instances we are able to trace the insurance companies of employers that have long since closed down, and they will assume responsibility to paying the compensation to you personally. For those who have worked for many employers we will seek to trace them all individually, or their insurance companies, and we will hold each one accountable for a proportion of the compensation to actually obtain the full quantity of compensation you deserve.
If you feel you may be suffering from tinnitus or know anyone who might have suffered deafness or tinnitus as a result of their employment CONTACT US now. Deadlines apply with cases of this nature and so the quicker you contact us, the higher your likelihood is of receiving a compensation award. It’s free to contact Mercury Legal Online and you’re not obliged to pursue a claim if you do not want to. From the 1st April 2013 when you contact us you will not be asked to pay any money whatsoever up front, and even if your claim is unsuccessful through no fault of your own you will never be asked to pay anything to anyone.