It has been suggested following recent research that extremely loud noise within the workplace, increases the risk of an employee being involved within a workplace accident.
According to the findings of the research, those employees who are regularly exposed to noise levels of 100 decibels are twice as likely to require hospital treatment for a work related injury.
The figures also suggested that those who have work related hearing loss, also have an increased risk of requiring hospital treatment for a work related injury.
Data compiled following the research, is based on the analysis of more than 46,000 records of male employees over a 20 year period; which highlighted that nearly 2,000 employees required hospital treatment for a work related injury, within five years after having a hearing test.
The results of the research also suggested that for every decibel of hearing loss, there was a one percent increase in the risk of being injured within the workplace.
Whilst the latest figures have suggested that noise levels could contribute to the likelihood of being injured within the workplace; for those who have been injured in a work related accident, our personal injury solicitors may be able to help you claim for compensation.
Our solicitors are experienced in handling a range of workplace related injury claims; and through our knowledge and experience within personal injury law, we will provide you with honest, tailored and impartial legal advice, to help you make a claim.
In addition, we are also able to offer legal advice for those who wish to pursue a claim for work related illnesses, such as hearing loss – and to find out how we can help you, contact us today.