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Claim for military hearing loss

  • April 16, 2021
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Claim for military hearing loss. Have you suffered from hearing problems or ringing in your ears whilst serving in the British Army, Navy, RAF, Territorial Army, or Reservist?  If so, you could be entitled to compensation as well as the cost of any aids or adaptations required privately such as hearing aids or tinnitus masking devices.

The Ministry of Defence, like any other employer, is under a legal obligation to ensure service personnel is protected from the risk of damage to hearing from loud noise.

Exposure to noise can arise anywhere including land, at sea or in the air.  Adequate protection must be provided to ensure hearing damage or tinnitus is not caused. Some examples of work involving levels of noise that may cause injury are as follows :

  • Aircraft noise
  • Gunfire
  • Mortar bombs
  • Engine sounds

Hearing loss is a hidden disability and can result in significant suffering for those affected.  It can cause issues amongst family members due to difficulties in communication.

If you think your hearing has been damaged due to your service in the Armed Forces then you don’t need to suffer in silence. You may be entitled to compensation.

Call us on 0113 224 7837 for a confidential, no-obligation chat.  Our specialist team is experienced in handling the many complexities involved in hearing loss claims.  We offer a no-win, no-fee service.

What you can claim

As well as your physical injuries we will seek compensation for any mental trauma you may have sustained as a result of the incident(s).  In addition, we will seek compensation for any treatment or rehabilitation you may need due to the injuries sustained.

You may find your career has been restricted or be medically discharged as a result of the injuries. In such an instance, we would recover past as well as future lost income.

When to bring your claim for military hearing loss

You have three years from the date of the incident to bring a claim. If you only became aware that you had been injured sometime after the actual incident then the three years run from that date. This is known as ‘the date of knowledge’.

The courts do have the discretion to extend this period but only in exceptional circumstances.

You can bring a claim while still serving. We would recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as you are able to do so. Memories can fade, witnesses move on and evidence lost. Starting your claim soon after the incident gives you the best chance of success.

Start your claim for military hearing loss today

For a full assessment and overview of your claim get in touch with us today.

Your claim can be dealt with under a conditional fee agreement. This means that if your claim is not successful then, subject to compliance with our terms and conditions, you will not have to pay for the work we have done on your behalf.

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