Losing your hearing can be an exceptionally frightening experience, and is without doubt life altering. Hearing loss can be hereditary, caused as a result of an illness or even caused by an accident. There is also something known as industrial deafness, whereby hearing loss is usually induced by long-term exposure to noise. Industrial deafness also covers conditions such as tinnitus.
If you think you might be suffering from industrial deafness or tinnitus, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline today and connect with expert injury lawyers in Crowcombe.
How expert injury lawyers in Crowcombe can help
Although it is not imperative or a legal requirement to instruct expert injury lawyers in Crowcombe to help you with your compensation claim, it is without doubt the best thing you can do. As Accident Advice Helpline are a national law firm, all of our in-house injury lawyers are fully trained experts in the field of personal injury, and are therefore in the best position to win you the financial compensation that you deserve.
In order to prove that you are eligible to make a claim, and in order for your claim to be a success, your expert injury lawyers in Crowcombe will need to do the following:
- Establish that you are indeed suffering from industrial deafness or tinnitus. Although your own medical records should have this noted following examination by your normal healthcare provider, your expert injury lawyers in Crowcombe will arrange for you to see an independent medical expert who will be able to review your notes and assess your condition. The medical report that they produce will form part of the evidence for your claim and will be forwarded to the other party and/or their legal representatives as part of the legal process.
- Part of this process will also involve providing evidence and a strong enough argument that your deafness or tinnitus has been caused by exposure to a particular noise source which has been present within your line of work. This is usually supported by witness statements from other individuals with whom you work, as well as employer statements detailing the line of work you are involved with. Your expert injury lawyers in Crowcombe will arrange for all of this documentary evidence to be gathered so that you do not need to worry about a thing.
- It is also important for your expert injury lawyers in Crowcombe to establish that your employer could have or should have known that prolonged exposure to such a noise source would cause hearing problems including the potential for deafness.
- Finally, it is the role of your injury lawyer to demonstrate that your employer has been negligent by failing to protect you from this long-term exposure to a noise source that they knew could be potentially damaging (for example, by failing to provide you with ear protection).
To find out how much your industrial deafness claim might be worth, take our 30-second test, which you will find on our website. Alternatively give our team a call on 0800 689 0500.