Work Related Hearing Loss[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On October 6, 2010 Under Tinnitus
Workplace noise is an occupational hazard. People working in noisy environments should wear ear protection. Long term exposure to loud sound can take toll on the hearing. Managers and company owners have the responsibility to ensure the welfare of their workers. They have the legal obligation to make sure their employees are not going to succumb to disabilities due to the nature of their work. In addition, if workers’ exposure to loud noise generated by machinery is inevitable then the employer should exploit measures to mitigate hazards imposed upon the exposed workers. In other words, those exposed to excessive noise must be given apt hearing protection in form of ear plugs.
Employees who sustained hearing loss due to their bleak workplace conditions should file claims for compensation. If you work in noisy areas without proper ear protection and you sustained deafness, you can charge for compensation against your employer. Company owners ought to know their responsibilities towards their workers. It’s not ethical to subject the workers (who are working for the progress of the company) to extreme environments without appropriate supportive equipment and devices.
You can also claim compensation due to hearing loss if it resulted from an accident at the workplace, provided it’s not due to your negligence. As long as something happens to you and you think it isn’t your fault, you can ask for damage charges.