Navy accident compensation claim


Most Royal Navy personnel understand what is meant by a Navy accident compensation claim. They know that accidents can happen during training or deployment and that the accident may be their employer’s fault. They also know that if this is the case then they may be able to claim compensation from that employer – the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Claims for more long-term health problems are not so widely known. Many do not realise, for example, that if you have suffered hearing loss as a result of exposure to excessive noise while you were in the Navy then you may also be able to claim compensation. Just because this is not an ‘accident’ as we would normally understand it does not mean that you cannot claim. Here is some more information about hearing loss accidents..

Navy accident compensation claim for hearing loss – noise exposure

Damage to hearing can be caused by exposure to loud noise. There are many noise hazards in the Navy and these include:

  • Ships’ engine pitch
  • Aircraft taking off and engines revving
  • Weapons being fired
  • Other vehicle noise
  • Adverse noise made by other machinery

Navy accident compensation claim for hearing loss – the medical aspects

Noise-induced hearing loss can happen in two situations. The first is exposure to a single very loud noise. This could happen during an explosion, for example. The second type of exposure is a continuous quieter sound. Both can cause damage. The very delicate hair cells and nerves within the ear can become damaged. Whilst some hearing loss is temporary, other types are permanent and the victim is left with a loss of hearing for the rest of their lives. Some types of noise-induced hearing loss develop very slowly and it takes some time for the person to realise that they have been affected.

Navy accident compensation claim for hearing loss – prevention

It is very straightforward to prevent noise induced hearing loss and employers have a duty to do so. The first step is to identify those noises that are loud enough to cause the hearing damage. Then, identify the workers that will be exposed and provide them with protective equipment. This is usually ear defenders or ear plugs. The ear protection must work, must fit properly, and must be fit for the job. Regular checks should be carried out to make sure that this is the case. Navy personnel should be shown how and when to use the ear defenders to make sure that they are working as they should be.

Navy accident compensation claim for hearing loss – compensation

As soon as you become aware that you may have noise-induced hearing loss and suspect that it has been caused by your Navy service, it is a good idea to get some legal advice. Many people select to call a law firm like Accident Advice Helpline. They will give you some initial advice and re-assurance while you decide about whether to make a claim. If you do want to go ahead then they will act for you on a no win no fee* basis.

  • Was this Helpful ?
  • Yes   No

How much you could claim?

Two QUICK ways to find:
  1. Call us at 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile OR
  2. Use our Claim Calculator

Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

Claim Calculator
Find out in 30 seconds how much YOU could claim...
  • Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Terms and Conditions*Required

Can I Claim?

Esther says "The law states that if you’ve been injured and someone else is to blame, you are entitled to compensation." Read more >

Claim Calculator ► Accident Types ►

How Much Could I Claim?

It only takes 30 seconds to find out how much compensation you could receive. Take the 30 second test now.>

30 Second test ► Claim Form ►

Why Choose Us?

"When they say they are 100% no-win, no-fee*, they mean it. I would recommend Accident Advice Helpline to anybody." Read more >

No-Win, No-Fee*? ► Testimonials ►

Claim Now

"They were ever so professional ... they knew exactly what I was going through ... I received over £4500." Read more >

Claim Form ► Call Me Back ►
Is there anything wrong with this page? ( Help us Improve )