Deafness Compensation Claims Information
Deafness is a disorder that affects the ability to hear. There are several types of deafness; these include conductive, sensorineural and neural deafness. There are also several ranges of deafness such as mild, moderate, severe and profound. Whatever kind of deafness you are suffering from, we are here for you. At Tylers Solicitors, we exist to help you to claim the compensation you are entitled to. For more information on our complete range of deafness compensation claims, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today. If you’re looking for hearing loss compensation in the UK, don’t hesitate to call Tylers Solicitors today.
When is it Possible to Claim Compensation for Deafness?
You must begin your claim for deafness compensation within three years of the date of your accident. If you allow more time to lapse, you may find that your claim for compensation is invalid. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we would always recommend that you file your claim for deafness compensation at your earliest possible convenience. This also makes it much easier to gather physical evidence to support your claim. If you are unsure about dates or wish to discuss the confidential details of your claim with a specialist, call us today.
Can I Claim for Deafness Sustained at Work?
Yes – you can claim for deafness suffered at work. Arguably one of the most common workplace personal injuries, deafness and hearing loss is often sustained as the result of a poorly managed working environment. Such locations are usually manufacturing facilities, engineering plants, warehouses, and the likes. It is the responsibility of your employer to protect employees against any risks, and to ensure that the correct health and safety measures are in place. If you have suffered from hearing loss at work, you can file a claim against your employer for their negligence. Contact us today to begin your claim for deafness compensation.
How Much Compensation Could I Claim For Deafness?
The pay-outs for hearing loss or deafness vary greatly between different claims. The compensation awarded typically depends on how severe the deafness is as well as any other suffering or pain caused due to the loss. How your deafness occurred and whether your employer was aware of the risks are also factors taken into consideration. Your age will also be taken into consideration with older people required to prove that their hearing loss is not due to old age but due to negligence from the employer. The deafness compensation claim amount does vary according to the severity of deafness.
Typically, the hearing loss claim can start from £5,000. The compensation for total deafness in one ear can range from £17,000 to around £25,000 or thereabouts. For those who have completely lost the ability to hear in both years, the compensation amount can range between £50,000 and £75,000. These figures are not static and can even go up.
In one severe case in London, a former telecom engineer with BT was paid £90,000 as compensation. Other industries where compensation claims usually emanate from include pubs and clubs, woodworking, general fabrication, canning or bottling, military, road repair, metal pressing and stamping, steel works, demolition, ship building etc.
Why Choose Tylers Solicitors to Claim Deafness Compensation?
Tylers Solicitors is one of the UK’s leading personal injury solicitors. With a vast range of experience in processing successful claims for deafness and hearing loss, combined with a wealth of expertise in the field of personal injury, you can be sure that our legal experts will work to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to. As a no-win, no-fee solicitors firm, you will not have to pay us a penny if your claim for compensation is unsuccessful. To begin your claim, call us today.
Deafness Compensation Claims Amounts
The amount of compensation you receive for deafness will largely depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to the extent of hearing loss, the impact on your everyday life and the cost of treatment involved. Curious about how much compensation you could be entitled to? Use our simple deafness compensation amounts calculator below, or get in touch with our no-win, no-fee team today!
Minor Deafness Compensation Amounts
Minor deafness is usually partial noise induced hearing loss, where hearing is only slightly impaired but still causes the individual suffering as a result. If you have suffered from minor deafness as a result of an accident that was not your fault, contact us today.
£4,590 – £6,140
Moderate Deafness Compensation Amounts
Moderate deafness is the term used to described conditions such as more serious noise induced hearing loss or the contraction of tinnitus. If you have sustained deafness as a result of an improper working environment, get in touch with our team today.
£11,890 – £21,670
Serious Deafness Compensation Amounts
Serious deafness refers to severe tinnitus or even total deafness in one ear. Complete loss of hearing in one ear can lead to further health concerns and can negatively effect a person’s general well-being. To make a claim, call us today.
£24,950 – £39,940
Severe Deafness Compensation Amounts
The term severe deafness is used to described a person’s condition when they are suffering from total and complete hearing loss in both ears. This can dramatically alter a person’s lifestyle and can require a change in work, socialising, travel, and more.
£72,330 to £96,150
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Deafness Compensation Claims Solicitor?
With years of experience in making deafness compensation claims, we do have one the best success records around. This way, you can have some peace of mind as you don’t pay us until we win the claim. This means that if your claim for deafness compensation is unsuccessful, you do not have to pay us for our legal services.
How Long Do I Have to Make a Deafness Compensation Claim?
There is a three-year limit for filing a hearing loss claim. It is important to note that these 3 years commence from the date you are made aware of the problem. It is also worth mentioning that you can be able to make a claim against a company you no longer work for that particular company or even go ahead and make a claim from more than one past employer.
You can also file a claim against your former employer even if they have gone out of business; this is because all employers must pay for liability insurance in order to compensate any claims made against them.
What Is The Process Of Making a Deafness Compensation Claim?
Contrary to popular belief, making your claim is not tedious nor is it time-consuming for any solicitor. In the UK, The Control of Noise at Work Regulations are there to protect the hearing of those who are employed in a noisy environment where the noise levels is above 85 decibels, in the event that you have been exposed to these levels of noise without the correct protection offered then you can make a claim.
You don’t necessarily need have the dates and records before contacting us, the solicitor who takes on the claim will do all the hard work. The first step is usually to speak to us so that we can ask you a few questions to gauge your suitability. If you qualify, the next step involves having your hearing tested. This is usually done by an audiologist who not only determines the severity of your deafness but they can also advise on the cause of the hearing loss. Once the test has been completed and the results provided, the solicitor will review the same and make a final decision whether to proceed with the claim or not.
Typically, the amount of time a claim takes to process does vary from anything between six months and eighteen months; this is usually dependent on the complexity of the case.
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