If you are suffering from tinnitus and you are thinking about claiming for tinnitus, then you likely have many questions about the claims process.
Below, we have prepared for you a series of frequently asked questions to help you better understand the claims process and what it takes to make a successful claim.
How is compensation for tinnitus calculated?
Compensation for tinnitus is calculated first and foremost based on the extent of your tinnitus and your prognosis for the future. If your tinnitus is severe and it is expected to get worse over time, then you will be in line for a significant pay-out.
However, you can also claim ‘special damages’ which is the compensation awarded for any related financial disadvantages. So if you have been unable to work for several months, for example, you can claim several months’ worth of wages back. You can also claim any related expenses, so long as you can provide proof such as receipts. Add this compensation onto what you could be awarded for your tinnitus, and you will be owed thousands of pounds.
How is compensation for tinnitus awarded?
Usually by cheque, however if preferred you can instruct your lawyer to send you the compensation by bank transfer. Your solicitor or the law firm they work for will receive your compensation from the other side and once any relevant fees have been deducted, you will be sent the remainder (your lawyer can only take up to 25 per cent of the full claim value to cover their costs). Sometimes, your lawyer may recover their costs from the other side however in which case you will get to keep 100 per cent of your financial compensation.
Will I have to attend a medical examination?
Yes. The medical examination is a crucial element of the claims process. A medical report detailing the true extent of your injuries will be created for you and this evidence will form the basis of your claiming for tinnitus case and your settlement demand.
Depending on the nature of your tinnitus, you may also have to attend more than one examination. For example, if your tinnitus is causing you psychological problems, you may need to attend more than one medical examination.
How long will the tinnitus claims process take?
Claiming for tinnitus may take several months. Claims of this nature have to be thoroughly investigated by both your solicitor and the other side. Our lawyers have processed such claims in as little as 6-8 weeks however this only really applies to ‘clear-cut’ tinnitus claims.
Find out more about claiming for tinnitus today
To get informed on your legal rights or for more information about the tinnitus claims process, call us for free and with no obligation today on 0800 157 1437. Our experienced and compassionate claims advisors will take your call and answer all your questions.