My work place just found out that the noise levels in the department are to loud and must wear ear protection my hearing is already damaged can I received any compensation for this

Work in ink industry years ago past mangament have avoided this
problem because if they found out to load years later they would
probably have to pay some money to people thru out the years

Asked on May 6, 2016 under Personal Injury, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you may be entitled to compensation if it was readily apparent that there was a risk of injury, but despite this, the company did not take any steps to protect employees (ear protection; sound insulation; changing processes; etc.); in this case, their failure to take reasonable protective steps despite a known or obvious risk would be negligent, or unreasonably careless, which can make them liable. Based on what you write, it would be worthwhile for you to consult with a personal injury attorney about your situation--many provide a free initial consultation to evaluate cases, and you can inquire into this before making the appointment.

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