Facts about tinnitus
- According to the British Tinnitus Association, an estimated 10 per cent of adults in the UK suffer from this hearing condition.
- Tinnitus occurs as a result of prolonged exposure to loud noise, and can occur at any age.
- Tinnitus is characterised by a high-pitched ringing in the ears that is not caused by any external noise. It can be experienced it one or both ears.
- There is no cure for tinnitus.
Occupational tinnitus refers to tinnitus that has developed as a result of chronic exposure to loud noises at work. People that work in environments such as factories or manufacturing plants, construction sites, or around live events and loud music may be susceptible to suffering from tinnitus. Employers have a responsibility, especially in environments in which loud noise is present, to protect the hearing of employees. This means limited exposure to loud noise, and providing protective equipment to all workers. If they fail to do this, tinnitus along with other forms of hearing damage can occur.
About tinnitus compensation claims
If you believe your employer’s negligence has caused this condition, seek medical attention right away. Having a formal diagnosis is important if you wish to consider making a compensation claim.
To find out if you are eligible to seek compensation, call our injury claim specialists in Eden. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have experience dealing with claims of this nature, and we can provide an honest assessment that determines whether you are within your legal rights to take action.
We can also help you determine how much you could receive in compensation over the phone, with no obligation to commit. When the negligence of an employer results in hearing damage, it’s important to do the right thing. By claiming compensation, you can recover money in lost earnings, as well as any other financial repercussions that have arisen as a result of your condition.
Contact our injury claim specialists in Eden to learn more
With Accident Advice Helpline, it does not have to be difficult or complicated to make a compensation claim.
We have successfully handled a number of claims involving industrial hearing loss or damage over the past fourteen years, and our injury claim specialists in Eden can provide affordable assistance you can rely on. We are among the top personal injury law firms in the UK, and we award millions of pounds in compensation every year. If you are living with tinnitus because of someone else’s negligence, we can help you hold the right people responsible, and receive the money you deserve.
In order to make our services affordable, we work on a no win, no fee basis, so there is nothing payable upfront to start a claim. To find out more about seeking compensation with our help, contact us today on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993).
Date Published: 13th December 2014
Author: David Brown