If you have suffered deafness as a result of somebody else’s actions, or indeed their inactions in the case of employers and health and safety breaches, then you could be eligible for compensation and you should seek advice from a compensation claim solicitor.
Can I make a deafness claim?
Whether you have suffered hearing loss in one or both ears, your legal right to make a claim remains the same. However, suffering from hearing loss, industrial deafness or tinnitus does not automatically make you eligible for compensation.
To be eligible for compensation, the date your injuries and illness became clear cannot be more than three years ago because after three years, most claims are time-barred in the United Kingdom. In addition to this, somebody else must be culpable for your injuries. If you suffered hearing loss, industrial deafness or tinnitus at work, then the person responsible for your injuries will be your employer, be them past or present.
Will making a claim affect my employment status?
If you are still employed by the business responsible for your injuries, making a claim should not affect your employment status. It is illegal for an employer to punish an employee for making a claim. If your employer does punish you in any way, then they leave themselves liable to an employment tribunal in additional to the personal injury claim. However most of the time, employment statuses are not affected in any way.
How can a compensation claim solicitor help me?
Your compensation claim solicitor will act on your behalf and manage the claims process in its entirety for you. You will likely have a recovery period for your injuries, so the last thing you want is to have to process a claim yourself. Your solicitor will build you a compelling case for compensation and push for the maximum pay-out possible, to help you get your life back on track and recover from your injuries.
In addition to this, your compensation claim solicitor can coordinate any medical care you need throughout the deafness claims process. This is an invaluable service, and the cost to do so will be added onto the costs your solicitor will recover from the other side.
Where can I get sound legal advice?
You can get sound legal advice for free and with no obligation right here at UK Claim Lawyers. We operate a claims helpline which can be reached on 0800 157 1438. Our helpline is staffed by experienced claims advisors during normal hours. By calling our claims helpline, you can get informed on your legal rights and have all your claims-related questions answered quickly, including how much compensation you could be entitled to.