Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
This is only a very broad guide for noise induced hearing loss as every case has to be treated individually depending upon the client’s needs and diagnosis.
- We will arrange for you to have a hearing test if you have not already been diagnosed with a hearing problem.
- We will send you some forms to complete at home or in some cases we will visit you at home and discuss the legal process at an early stage.
- We will talk to you about where you were exposed to noise and piece together your working past.
- We will review whether or not the case should proceed under the Employers Liability Portal.
- We will request various documents to support your case such as your medical records.
- We can help you apply for Government Benefits where appropriate.
- We will find the company or insurer responsible for paying your compensation.
- You may need to attend a medical examination with an ear Nose and Throat Surgeon.
- We will present all the evidence to the company or insurer responsible for paying your compensation and with your permission, give them the opportunity to settle your case out of court. Most cases settle at this point.
- If necessary we will review your case with a barrister and discuss taking it to court.
- If you are happy with this, court proceedings will be issued.
- Most cases are resolved within 18-24 months from when we are first contacted.
Many clients are concerned that the legal process will start to take over their life. This isn’t the case as we deal with most of the work on your behalf. All we ask is that you provide us with as much information as possible at the outset of the case and attend any medical appointments. We will keep you updated on a regular basis but we believe it is important that we shoulder the stress and burden of bringing the claim, allowing you to get on with life.