How much is my military hearing loss claim worth?
Depending on how bad your hearing loss is, you could claim up to £123,310 for pain and suffering if it was someone else's fault. Find out more with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay anything?
No Win No Fee means you will never be out of pocket due to your claim, as you only pay a fee if you win compensation. This offers all of our valued clients the peace of mind they need, which is why around 98% of our clients' cases are handled as No Win No Fee claims.
How can military noise induced hearing loss happen?
The most common case of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) that results in a successful compensation settlement is against the military, where deafness can be caused by explosions, gunfire or close flying aircraft when ear protection is not worn.
Will I have to have a medical for my hearing loss claim?
Yes, in order to calculate how severe your hearing loss is, as well as trying to identify the cause, you will usually be asked to see a hearing specialist. They have specialised machines to test your ears, and can even work out what sort of frequencies you won't be able to hear. They can also offer the advice you might need if you suffer from tinnitus.
Will I have to go to court for my hearing loss claim?
If you have worked in a noisy environment for years, without ear defenders, it's most likely that your claim will simply be dealt with between your lawyers and your employer's insurance company. Some claims will mean having to go to court, but this is pretty rare.
Can I claim for tinnitus as well as hearing loss?
Yes, when it comes to noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), you can claim for tinnitus as well as deafness or partial deafness. Tinnitus is a ringing or buzzing in the ears caused by nerve damage or damage to the cochlea. An expert can tell if you suffer from tinnitus, and also help you to develop ways to cope with it if it is causing you to feel stressed or depressed. Click here for more information on tinnitus.
What can I claim for?
Where you have suffered hearing loss – including tinnitus - and someone else is to blame, you may be entitled to claim compensation for all sorts of things, including:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of amenity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of hearing
- Hearing aids
If any of these things are relevant to your claim, they will all be added together to make up a complete settlement of your hearing loss claim.
Who's to blame for my hearing loss?
Many industries involve working in a noisy environment all day long. Where this is the case, some form of ear defenders or earplugs should be worn. Unfortunately, these aren't always provided, and workers aren't warned of the damage that can be done to hearing without them by noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). Some of the industries where you are most likely to suffer occupational hearing loss include:
- Steel manufacture
So if you are suffering from hearing loss or tinnitus and you think that it has been caused by a current or previous job, you may be entitled to compensation. Talk to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.