How Much Tinnitus Compensation Am I Entitled To?
The value of tinnitus compensation claims is determined by several factors. These include:
- The extent of the tinnitus;
- How the tinnitus has and will affect the victim’s quality of life;
- The level of treatment required to help the victim overcome their illness;
- Whether or not the illness has affected or will affect the victim financially.
When determining a fair and proportionate settlement demand, a lawyer will take into account all these factors. Tinnitus compensation claims are also made of two distinct parts, which are general damages (the compensation awarded for injuries) and special damages (the compensation awarded for financial losses). These are added together to form a single settlement demand, which is then put forward to the other side.
Pay-out estimates for tinnitus or hearing loss
To help you better understand how much your tinnitus claim is worth, below are some examples. Please note that these are estimates only.
Slight or occasional hearing loss and/or tinnitus: Claims for slight or occasional hearing loss and/or tinnitus usually range in value from £3,000 to £6,000.
Moderate hearing loss and/ or tinnitus: Claims for moderate hearing loss and/ or tinnitus usually range in value from £6,000 to £12,000.
Serious hearing loss and /or tinnitus: Claims for Serious hearing loss and /or tinnitus usually range in value from £12,000 to £25,000.
Complete hearing loss in one ear: Claims for complete hearing loss in one ear usually range in value from £17,000 to £29,000.
Total hearing loss in both ears: Claims for total hearing loss in both ears usually range in value from £30,000 to £70,000.
Due to the serious nature of tinnitus, and the fact that symptoms usually get worse over time, pay-outs for this injury are relatively high. Claims for tinnitus have also increased in recent years because people suffering from this debilitating injury have become better informed on their rights to make a claim. If you are suffering from tinnitus and your injury was caused by an employer, then it is your legal right to make a claim for compensation.
How long will my claim take to process?
Tinnitus compensation claims have to be investigated thoroughly. Because of this, claims of this type usually take several months to process. A lot also depends on the efficiency of the other side, and how quickly they can process your tinnitus claim. Refer to our tinnitus FAQ section for more information.
Get your tinnitus compensation claims estimate today
Discuss your case with one of our experienced claims advisors today to get a more accurate estimate as to how much your claim may be worth. Call us for free and with no obligation on 0800 157 1437 to get a claim value and find out more about the tinnitus claims process.