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Hearing Loss Claims
If you are suffering from Noise Induced Hearing Loss, Acoustic Shock, Tinnitus, or Industrial Deafness, you may be entitled to make a hearing loss claim for compensation. Hearing loss can occur through a variety of ways, but it’s mostly suffered by people who have worked for long periods of time in a noisy environment without the correct personal protective equipment.
These injuries can have a serious effect on your life. Besides causing obvious psychological and emotional distress, often your family will need to adapt their way of living too. These disruptions to your everyday life are all considered by our team when assisting you in making a claim for compensation. Smith Jones is industrial deafness solicitors & are ready to help you with your claim for hearing loss compensation. Speak to one of our advisers today on 0800 195 95 90 or alternatively, fill out the form on the right and we will get in touch.
Industries in which exposure to excessive noise is common include:
- Steel and mines
- Engineering and construction
- Music and entertainment
- Textile manufacturing
| Injury Type|
Compensation Amount Guideline
|Hearing loss||Minor||£5,860.00 & £10,530.00|
|Moderate||£10,530.00 & £38,060.00|
|Moderately Severe||£38,060.00 & £91,660.00|
|Severe||£91,660.00 & £117,700.00|
Our legal team specialises in dealing with accident and personal injury claims only. We have been providing legal services in the UK since 1988 and are accredited through the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, as well as The Law Society and, are regulated and authorised by the SRA.
Industrial Deafness Claims
Noise-induced hearing loss is a term which could outline a number of different hearing conditions, including:
- Acoustic acoustic trauma
- Workplace Deafness
The symptoms of noise-induced hearing loss typically occur gradually over time. Combined with ageing, damage can result in the need for wearing a hearing aid.
Who Is Most At Risk For NIHL?
Employees exposed to a loud working environment are more at risk of sustaining noise-induced hearing loss or industrial deafness. Workers within such industries as construction and manufacturing as well as tradesmen and nightclub workers are susceptible to hearing damage. Meanwhile, those who have been employed in shipyards, coal mines, and textile mills may have also been exposed to a lot of noise pollution.
Temporary hearing loss is an early warning sign of noise-induced hearing loss. If you suffer from this symptom, we would recommend that you inform your employer as soon as possible. This then gives them a chance to implement additional health and safety measures in order to prevent your hearing from deteriorating. Other Noise-Induced Hearing Loss symptoms can include muffled hearing, ringing in the ears, ear pressure and a reduction in sound quality.
If provided with the correct safety equipment and procedures, workers are less likely to develop a hearing problem. However, if adequate protection is not available, employees exposed to loud noise are at a higher risk of losing their hearing and are then able to make a claim for compensation.
What Are The Main Work Related Causes?
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Industrial Deafness can be caused by continuous exposure to a steady stream of loud noise, loud repetitive blasts and even single deafening sounds. These can be caused by an explosion or machine fault.
Employers should have health and safety measures in place to control these occupational hazards and protect the hearing of their employees.
How Can I Prove My Deafness Is Noise Induced?
We would recommend you visit your GP for an official diagnosis. They can refer you to a medical specialist, who will be able to identify your hearing problem and determine whether or not it has been caused by your working environment.
Alternatively, you can get in contact with the Smith Jones team directly, and we will organise a medical assessment on your behalf.
Acoustic Shock Compensation Claims
With Smith Jones the claims process for acoustic shock syndrome is straightforward. Once we have gathered all the information we need from you, a dedicated team will look after your claim from start to finish. We will also keep you up-to-date with the process while we handle everything – giving you an opportunity to get your life back to normal.
For further information on pursuing a hearing loss claim for compensation with us, visit our claim guide where we run through the process step-by-step.
Tinnitus Compensation Claims
If you find yourself suffering from any type of noise-induced hearing loss, such as tinnitus, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Hearing loss can occur for a number of different reasons but it’s more typically experienced by people who’ve worked for long periods of time within a noisy environment – and sometimes without having the correct personal protective equipment provided to them, which in itself is a breach of the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974.
Tinnitus is a condition where sounds are heard from ‘inside’ the body as opposed to an external source – such as “ringing in the ears”, a buzzing sensation, whistling or hissing sound. It can even appear to beat in time with a person’s pulse (known as ‘pulsatile tinnitus’) and can make hearing much more sensitive to everyday sounds (‘hyperacusis’).
Fortunately, for most, tinnitus is rarely serious and can often go of its own accord. In the UK alone, it’s estimated to affect around six million people. However, in more serious cases it can cause other issues, such as insomnia or depression.
Of course, any type of hearing issue can have a serious effect on your life and in some cases you might be able to make a claim for compensation.
What Kind of Settlement Could I Expect?
The compensation awarded to noise-induced hearing loss sufferers can differ from person to person. Smith Jones Solicitors are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for all our clients. The hearing loss claims team will work hard to calculate and negotiate your pay-out to make sure that you are fully compensated for any pain and suffering, financial setbacks and medical treatment you face both now and in the future.
What If My Employer Is No Longer Trading?
You can still pursue a claim for compensation if the responsible organisation is no longer in business, as long as you are within the three-year time limit from the date you had knowledge of the condition. Our team will get in contact with the insurance provider directly, who will be responsible for providing you with the compensation you deserve.