If you have suffered hearing loss at work, then you may be eligible for compensation with work accident compensation lawyers.
Your eligibility for making a claim for hearing loss comes down two factors:
- When your hearing loss was first established
You only have three years from the date your hearing loss became clear to make a claim for compensation. After which, your claim will be time-barred under the Limitation Act 1980.
If your hearing loss happened years ago, then it may be possible to extend your limitation period if your hearing loss was not linked to your employment until recently. For example, if your hearing loss developed under employment 20 years ago but you did not believe at the time this was the reason for your hearing loss, then you may still be able to make a claim.
- How your hearing loss came about
In order to make a claim for hearing loss, you have to have somebody to claim against. If you are making a claim against an employer, then be them past or present, it will have to be shown by your work accident compensation lawyers that your employer is liable for your injury. This will be achieved by reviewing your employer’s health and safety record and their health and safety practices. If it is found that they failed in their legal duty to protect your health, safety and wellbeing at work, then you will have a strong claim for compensation.
Providing you meet the eligibility criteria covered above, then you will likely be eligible for hearing loss compensation.
How much compensation could work accident compensation lawyers win me?
The amount of compensation you could be awarded for your hearing loss depends on the extent of your hearing loss and how your hearing loss has and will affect your life. The worse your hearing loss is, then generally speaking the more compensation you can expect.
For example, if you have suffered complete hearing loss in one or both ears, then you will be paid substantially more than somebody who has only suffered partial hearing loss. However, how your injuries have and will affect your life will also be taken into account. With hearing loss, symptoms tend to get worse over time so this will also be taken into account as will the financial expenditure required to get you the medical care that you need.
Find out more about making an accident claim today
Our in-house work accident compensation lawyers will investigate your hearing loss claim thoroughly and get you the financial compensation that you deserve. To find out more, call our free and no obligation accident claims helpline today on 0800 157 1437.