Our Industrial Disease Solicitors have recovered millions of pounds in compensation for victims of noise-induced hearing loss.
Many employers have either ignored or failed to follow government guidance on noise in the workplace.
So if you’ve been diagnosed with industrial deafness or believe noise at work was responsible for your hearing loss, you may be entitled to receive compensation.
Our friendly and considerate Solicitors are here to help you as specialists in this field and we’ll progress your claim smoothly, quickly and efficiently.
We’ll be open and transparent from start to finish, so you’re never left in any doubt about how your claim is proceeding.
We may also be able to act on a No Win, No Fee basis, so ask us for details on this funding option.
More information on Hearing Loss Claims
Noise induced hearing loss is the deterioration of a person’s hearing over a prolonged period of time, caused by exposure to noise at work.
Industries where Workers are at Risk include:
- Road Maintenance
However, a person can also suffer from occupational deafness just from working in a noisy factory or working environment.
Excessive noise in the workplace can also lead to Tinnitus - when a person hears noises such as ringing, buzzing and whistling without an external source.
Others at risk of industrial deafness include call centre operators or anyone wearing a telephone headset, a type of injury known as Acoustic Shock.
It’s often difficult to detect hearing damage until significant loss has occurred after many years of exposure. The employers that exposed you may no longer exist, but we may still be able to pursue a claim on your behalf against their insurance companies.
The First Symptoms Can be:
- Family members complain the TV is too loud
- Joining in group conversations becomes difficult
- Difficulties hearing whilst on the phone.
We can help you get the compensation you deserve so you have access to the medical treatments and resources you need to live with your injury.
Get in touch for a free, no obligation consultation and find out if you have a claim.
Rehabilitation and other Support
During hearing loss compensation cases, we can obtain medical reports from Specialist Medical Practitioners and Ear, Nose and Throat Consultants, which tell us if rehabilitation or further treatment is needed, particularly hearing aids and/or Tinnitus retraining therapy.
If it’s required, we’ll arrange it and include the costs of treatment within the claim.
Simpson Millar is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, which means you have a team you can trust to act on your behalf.
We’re also accredited by Investors in People.
Frequently asked questions
- What is the claims process?
Once we’ve identified the employers and their insurers, we’ll take detailed statements from you and any witnesses who can back up your claim.
We’ll ask you about your working processes, the symptoms you’ve suffered and what treatment you’ve had.
Witnesses may help with your case in providing further evidence of your exposure, but don’t worry if you’re not in touch with anybody that you worked with when you were exposed, as we can still proceed with your claim.
We’ll get a Specialist Medical Consultant to examine you and confirm that your injury has resulted from your work.
If the other parties will not settle your claim, then our team will offer invaluable support if your case goes to Court, as we know this can be an intimidating prospect.
- What funding is available?
Claims can often be funded through a No Win, No Fee agreement - ask us for details.
- How long do I have to make a claim?
There is a three-year time limit on all claims for industrial deafness/tinnitus from the date you knew or ought to know you were suffering with the condition.
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