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    Industrial/Occupational Deafness

    If you have been told that you are suffering from hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise at work, you are almost certainly feeling upset, angry and also worried about how this diagnosis will affect your future hearing.

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Industrial Deafness

Industrial Deafness


Paschal O'Hare Solicitors has an impressive track record of success in dealing with claims for industrial deafness. Recently, we have fought and won cases that date as far back as the 1960s, despite the percieved complexities of this type of injury.

Industrial deafness, which can also be known as occupational deafness, is caused by noise in the workplace. Consistent exposure over a period of time may lead to hearing loss, which may be temporary or in some circumstances it may lead to permanent hearing loss. Often, symptoms do not emerge until years after exposure. 

If noise exceeds 80 decibels or higher, an employer should provide you with ear defence and make every possible effort to reduce excessive sounds. The Health and Safety Executive estimate that 1 million people are at risk of suffering from occupational deafness in the future due to noise levels at work.

In the past, many companies, being a product of their time, failed to provide employees with the means to protect their hearing. Fortunately, it is still possible to claim for compensation despite the lack of health & safety laws during times gone. 

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With our specially designed app, clients have the option to be updated by their solicitor throughout the entire claim process. You can message us with answers or queries and even attach photographs to help speed up your case. The app is also loaded with a fully functional secure & encrypted document signature feature. However, if you prefer to do things by post or email, we can do that too.


All initial enquiries are completely free of charge allowing for the opportunity to determine if a claim is possible before committing. Should a claim proceed, our final bill is recovered from the employer's insurers.

"No Win No Fee" is not permitted in Northern Ireland. However, some clients may be eligible for legal aid or legal expenses insurance.

The Judicial Studies Board for Northern Ireland Guidelines advise that a successful claim is worth up to £70,000. In addition to this claim, we can retrieve our costs, medical bills, loss of earnings and more.

What the NHS says

Hearing Loss

Learn about the symptoms of Industrial Deafness.

What our Clients Say...

We take great pride in the fact that a lot of our clients come back to us time and time again - an indication that we are providing the high level of service that they demand and deserve.

I wish I had heard of Paschal O'Hare Solicitors many years ago. I would most definitely reccommend this firm.

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