The amount of compensation you could be awarded for your industrial tinnitus depends mainly on the extent of your tinnitus and how your tinnitus has and will affect your life.
It is also important to consider that each claim for compensation has a different set of circumstances. So while one person with tinnitus or hearing loss may be awarded £10,000, another person may be awarded double or triple that.
How tinnitus compensation is calculated
Generally speaking, the worse your tinnitus or hearing loss is, then the more compensation you can expect. So for example, if you have suffered complete hearing loss in both ears, then you can expect your industrial tinnitus claim to be worth more than if you were suffering from slight or occasional hearing loss in one ear. The extent of your tinnitus and a prognosis for the future will be ascertained through a medical examination, which you will have to attend in order for your claim to be processed by an accident lawyer.
Furthermore, the settlement demand put forward to the other side has to be fair and proportionate to your illness and the circumstances to which you developed your illness; however your lawyer will always push for the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Examples of industrial tinnitus compensation pay-outs
The following examples are estimates based on the extent of one’s tinnitus; they do not take into account special damages, which is the compensation awarded for loss of earnings and out of pocket expenses, nor do they take into account one’s level of liability:
- Slight or occasional hearing loss in one ear – £2,000 to £5,000.
- Slight or occasional hearing loss in both ears – £4,000 to £6,000.
- Serious hearing loss in one or both ears – £10,000 to £20,000.
- Complete hearing loss in one ear – £15,000 – £25,000.
- Complete hearing loss in both ears – £25,000 to £50,000.
The amount of compensation you are awarded for your industrial tinnitus also depends on how your tinnitus will affect your life. For example, if you play a musical instrument and your hearing loss has stopped you from doing this, your pay-out will be higher. Or if your tinnitus has stopped your career in its tracks, your pay-out will be very high because you may be able to claim back several months’ worth of lost earnings including overtime.
Get a better estimated pay-out for your tinnitus today
We will be able to provide you with a better estimated pay-out once we know more about your injuries and the circumstances surrounding them. To get expert advice and a more accurate estimated pay-out, call our free, no obligation helpline today on 0800 157 1437.