Roberts Jackson Solicitors specialises in managing noise induced hearing loss claims for sufferers and their families. Our solicitors work hard to manage the legal process so that you can carry on with your life while we secure you the medical and financial support you need.
If you suffer from temporary hearing loss, muffled hearing or ringing ears, read our noise induced hearing loss symptoms guide for further information on the signs and causes of the condition.
What is Noise Induced Hearing Loss?
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) also known as Industrial Hearing Loss, is a work related condition that is common in industries where excessive noise is prevalent. The noise levels in these workplaces can cause a permanent hearing impairment which can led to many issues for the sufferer such as problems with conversations and other sound related activities. Noise induced hearing loss often appears years, if not decades later from the original exposure meaning many people do not identify their work as the cause. The condition is acquired through exposure to excessive noise levels which damages the cells inside the inner ear leading to ringing, buzzing or muffling in the sufferers ears.
What Has Caused my Noise Induced Hearing Loss?
Roberts Jackson will want to gain a full understanding of your employment history to decipher whether your hearing loss has been caused by work.
We often find that people who have worked in a noisy environment and been exposed to excessive levels are more susceptible to damage. Of course, others who have been in contact with the same noise may have 100% hearing. Everyone is different.
Examples of noisy industries include the following:
- Car manufacturing
- Road drilling
- Machinery operation
Symptoms of Noise Induced Hearing Loss
There are many different types of noise induced hearing loss symptoms which can vary in severity, this all depends on past factors such as the exposure to noise and the type of protection provided. Before you start to pursue a hearing loss claim we have generated a list of common questions we use to identify your symptoms below:
- Do your family complain that you talk loudly?
- Do you have the television on at its full volume?
- Do you have trouble hearing the telephone when it rings?
- Do you have problems hearing other people speak because of background noises?
If you answer 'yes' to any of the above questions, it is likely that you do have an issue with your hearing. You may want to get in contact with your GP to diagnose the noise damage.
Our solicitors often find that the most common conditions include:
Noise Induced Hearing Loss: Also known as occupational deafness and industrial hearing loss, damage to the inner ear can cause temporary or permanent loss.
Tinnitus: Ringing, buzzing and whistling sounds are apparent in one or both ears.
Acoustic shock syndrome: Reparable or irreparable damage to the ears caused by an isolated incident involving loud noise.
However, you can also get in contact with Roberts Jackson without having seen a doctor and we will set up a medical assessment for you subject to the acceptance of your case.
How do I Claim For Noise Induced Hearing Loss
If you wish to pursue a industrial deafness claims our solicitors have a great deal of industry knowledge and a thorough understanding of legislation, so you can rest safe in the knowledge that your case will be in highly capable hands. The team will gather evidence and work with specialists to make sure that you are awarded the right industrial hearing loss compensation, while making sure you have access to any medical care, rehabilitation and support you require.
Contact us & Further Information
If you would like to find out more about industrial deafness claims process and how we can help you to get the noise induced hearing loss compensation you deserve, contact us on 0808 115 3248 for a free initial consultation where we will explain the options available to you.
Noise Induced Hearing Loss Compensation Amounts
Mild Tinnitus or Hearing Loss
£3,000 to £7,000
Moderate Tinnitus or Hearing Loss
£7,000 to £10,000
Severe Tinnitus or Hearing Loss
£10,000 to £20,000
*All figures are based on the maximum JC guidelines*