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Industrial Deafness Claims

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Industrial Deafness Claims: If you suffer from industrial deafness, also known as occupational deafness or noise-induced hearing loss, as a result of working or having worked in a noisy environment then you may be able to claim compensation and damages.

Cohen Cramer Solicitors can help you claim the compensation that you deserve.

Causes of industrial deafness

Claim for industrial deafness

Claim for industrial deafness

You may have developed this problem as a result of working  in heavy  industry or a noisy profession such as:

  • mining or drilling
  • military
  • manufacturing
  • demolition

Whatever your profession or trade your employers are required by law to ensure that you are given adequate hearing protection while at work. This doesn’t always happen. If as a result of their failure, you have suffered hearing problems then you can look to claim compensation.

If it has been some time since you worked in such an environment (either through retirement, ill-health, redundancy or other reason) but you are having hearing problems that may be due to past working environments you can still seek compensation.

You can look to make a claim even if your former employers has closed down or been the subject of a takeover or merger.

Your hearing loss could have been as a result of:

  • constant noise such as a factory or similar environment where machines are running almost constantly
  • where there are loud explosions such as a quarry, open cast mine or due to construction or demolition work
  • the constant and repetitive use of heavy machinery for long periods during the day
  • being subjected to constant loud music such as in a nightclub or bar

Symptoms of hearing loss

As a result of working in such conditions you may suffer from some or all of the following symptoms:

  • loss of or reduced hearing in both ears
  • missing out on conversations because you can’t hear what is being said
  • having trouble focusing on one source of sound if there is background noise
  • constant noise in your ear; this could be a buzzing, ringing, roaring and even a ticking noise – this is often as a result of tinnitus caused by over-exposure to noise

There are a number of types of hearing loss that can result from a noisy workplace. Hearing loss can be permanent and can result in such conditions as tinnitus or acoustic shock syndrome. This damage can be irreversible.

Starting your industrial deafness claim

Your claim can be dealt with on a No Win-No Fee basis. This gives you the security of knowing you will never be out of pocket with Cohen Cramer Solicitors.

To get your claim started or to have a chat to see what we can do to help, get in touch with us today:

  • call: 0113 224 7830 (24 hours)
  • email: enquiry@cohencramerpi.co.uk
  • pop your details into the contact box at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you

How much can you claim?

The level of compensation that can be recovered for noise-induced deafness depends upon the extent and the impact of the hearing loss. There may be a further award if there is an overlay with other related ailments such as tinnitus.

The following figures are a very rough estimate of the level of compensation we will seek on your behalf, as this will be based upon the medical evidence we obtain to support your claim.

  • Total deafness:   £73000 -86,000
  • Hearing loss in one ear:       £25000-37,000
  • Partial hearing loss and tinnitus:      £5600-£24,000

This final category covers a wide range of conditions and variations of injury and incapacity. The level of compensation depends very much on the degree and impact the condition has on you. Accordingly, the level of damages can vary wildly and we would only be able to give you an accurate assessment once we have spoken with you.

To find out what your claim may be worth getting in touch with us today.

Here at Cohen Cramer, we are experts at dealing with such claims and we can offer you a No Win-No Fee service.

To get your claim started or to have a chat to see what we can do to help, get in touch with us today:

  • call: 0113 224 7830 (24 hours)
  • email: enquiry@cohencramerpi.co.uk
  • pop your details into the contact box at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you

For the Quality Legal Service you deserve.

If we think that we can help you we will arrange for you have an audio-gram at our expense.  This is to see if you do have a sufficient level of noise-induced hearing loss to allow you to make a claim.

Remember, your claim can be dealt with on a No Win-No Fee basis so it won’t cost you a penny if you do not win your case.

Industrial deafness claims