Hearing Loss Compensation
Up to £20,000
Up to £10,000
Up to £7,000
Have you been exposed to loud noise at work? You may be entitled to claim compensation. Missing parts of conversation, watching the TV loudly or ringing and buzzing in the ears are all common signs.
At Pursuit Claims we understand that making a claim is a new process for many people so we have made it simple. Answer 3 simple question and find out if you can claim for hearing loss caused by work.
*Please note all compensation amounts are based on the judicial college guidelines.
If you regularly experience any these symptoms, you could be suffering from work-related hearing loss and could be entitled to compensation:
- A high-pitched ringing in the ears.
- Muffled or distorted hearing.
- Difficulty hearing in situations where there is background noise.
If you suffer from any of these symptoms and have previously worked in a noisy environment for three or more years, answer these few quick questions to find out for free if you could claim compensation.
Find out how much compensation you could be owed
Why Should You Use Us?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free. We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury. Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will a claims take?
As a general rule, the less complicated your injury and prognosis is, and the sooner you act, the faster your claim will be. Some unscrupulous insurance companies will try to drag proceedings out to put you under financial pressure with the hope you will, therefore, accept a lower offer. We are wise to their ways and can use the courts and law to help prevent this if it does occur.
How should my employer have protected me against industrial deafness?
Industrial deafness is avoidable if workers in noisy environments adhere to industrial and safety regulations.
Employers have a responsibility to provide their employees with protective equipment, training and advice to prevent hearing loss. Hearing loss is irreversible, so it’s incredibly important employers follow the correct procedures to prevent industrial deafness.
Your employer should:
- Make sure any risks from noise are controlled
- Provide information and guidance on the risk
- Monitor your health in relation to the risk
- Provide personal protective equipment such as earplugs or earmuffs
- Ensure you take adequate breaks from using noisy tools and machinery
If you haven’t been provided with any information on the risk of noise-induced hearing loss, or haven’t been given adequate breaks or protective equipment, your employer’s negligence could have put you at risk and you could be entitled to compensation.
How does a No Win No Fee* arrangement work?
No Win No Fee agreements work by minimising any financial risk associated with making an injury at work compensation claim for the client. If you do not receive any compensation, you do not have to pay your legal fees.
If you win compensation (and a lawyer will typically only take a case on a no win no fee basis if they believe there is a very strong likelihood that it will) you will pay your solicitor a fee that is an agreed percentage of your compensation.
My employer has gone out of business, can I still claim?
Yes. Even if your former employer has gone out of business, you could still make a claim. The company will have been insured to deal with claims such as this, so it will be the insurer’s responsibility to make any compensation payouts.
How much compensation can I expect?
The amount of compensation you receive for industrial deafness will depend on a few factors related to your illness, its circumstances and the level of support and rehabilitation you need moving forward. Among the factors taken into account are: – The severity of your hearing loss – If your employer followed the right procedures and processes to protect you – Any medical and travel expenses you’ve had to pay – Your care and support needs, now and in the future Log an enquiry with us today for a free consultation with one of our claims experts.
What is classed as a noisy industry?
Noisy work places include the following, please note this is not a complete list:
– Paper mills
– Road works
– Machine operating
– Bottling plants
– Steel production
– Armed services
– Power stations
– Packaging factories
More About NIHL Claims
Noise Induced Hearing Loss, also known as Industrial Deafness or Industrial Hearing Loss, is a very common work related condition. It is caused when there is excessive noise present, and you are exposed to that noise for a prolonged period.
Working in a noisy workplace without the correct protection can cause serious and long term damage to your hearing.
Symptoms may include temporary hearing loss, muffled hearing and ringing or buzzing in the ears. You will struggle to hear conversations when there is background noise present and your friends or family may complain that you have the TV volume too loud. You may also find it difficult to hear normal household noises, like the door bell ringing, and you will find it difficult to hear when you are not directly facing the sound you want to hear.
Common industries where excessive noise is present include the coal and steel industries, engineering, manufacturing, construction, textiles and weaving, however there are many other industries where noise is a hazard.
It is worth noting that you can still claim compensation for hearing loss even if the company you worked for is no longer in business, and you can claim for negligent exposure as far back as 1963.
If you believe your hearing has been affected by your working environment it is important that you contact us as soon as possible to begin your claim.
Our dedicated panel of solicitors provide a No Win No Fee* services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more.