Hearing Loss Claims
Noise induced hearing loss, occupational deafness and other hearing problems can be caused by exposure to excessive noise in the workplace. Common hearing problems that workers can develop include tinnitus, acoustic shock syndrome and occupational deafness. Such illnesses have been known to develop a long time after exposure and significantly disrupt the lives of victims.
Employers owe a duty of care to their employees to ensure that they are not exposed to an unsafe level of noise. In occupations where exposure to noise is unavoidable employers must put in place appropriate safeguards, such as ensuring that employees have personal protective equipment.
Occupations which pose a greater risk of noise induced hearing loss include steel works, construction and textile works. The duty of care owed to employees working in these environments will obviously be greater than that owed to an office worker.
Common hearing problems that workers can develop include tinnitus, acoustic shock syndrome and occupational deafness. Such illnesses have been known to develop a long time after exposure and significantly disrupt the lives of victims.
What will I receive compensation for in a hearing loss claim?
Compensation can be awarded for a range of issues, including:
Pain and suffering
Reduction in quality of life, or being unable to enjoy normal activities such as concerts
How much hearing loss compensation will I receive?
The amount of hearing loss compensation you may receive can vary significantly depending on various factors, including the specific circumstances of your case, the severity of your hearing loss, and the liability of the party responsible for your condition. There is no fixed or predetermined amount for hearing loss compensation, as each case is unique.
If you speak to us about your case, we will be able to give you an initial idea of the range of compensation that is generally awarded for the type of injury you have sustained.
How can I finance a hearing loss compensation claim?
We know that funding a hearing loss compensation claim might be a worry, so we offer a range of options. These include:
Legal expenses cover
After the Event insurance (ATE insurance)
We will be happy to discuss funding with you to find the best option for your circumstances.
What is the time limit for bringing a hearing loss compensation claim?
In the UK, the standard time limit for personal injury claims, including hearing loss claims, is generally three years from the date of the accident or from the date when you first became aware of your hearing loss and two years in the ROI.
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