When you have suffered an ear injury because you have been exposed to loud noises in work you may be worried about what the future holds. This is understandable because the potential loss of hearing is a very serious matter. You may be concerned about how you will be able to continue working and what the impact on your family’s finances will be. If your employer was at fault for your ear injury, you may be able to make a personal injury claim.
Coping with the symptoms of an ear injury
It may take you a few months to decide if you actually have an ear injury. The symptoms, such as a loss of hearing or a continual noise, can come on gradually. At first you may dismiss the symptoms as unimportant or feel that you are imagining it. However, eventually you may realise that something is definitely wrong.
The symptoms can be very variable and may even alter over time. Sadly, in some cases, the symptoms of an ear injury are permanent. This is because the internal structures of the ear are very delicate and damage cannot always be reversed.
However, there are many things that a medical professional can recommend to help with your symptoms. There may be aids that you can wear which will help your hearing. You may also be offered adaptations to the devices that you use around the home, such as your TV. It is important that you gather as much information as you can about what is available to you.
If you make a personal injury claim and get some compensation for your ear injury, you can use the money to make these adaptions to your home and lifestyle. It will help you and your family to move on.
Claiming for an ear injury with Accident Advice Helpline
If you are concerned that you are developing the symptoms of an ear injury, it is vital that you visit your family doctor as soon as possible. The sooner your condition is diagnosed and assessed, the better the outcome is likely to be. If you feel that you want to discuss making a personal injury claim for your hearing loss we would love to help. You can call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 5659. We have a team of experts who are highly skilled in handling claims for ear injuries. They will know exactly what evidence you need to put together a convincing claim and will handle your claim on a no win no fee basis. Give us a call today.