STARTING A HEARING LOSS COMPENSATION CLAIM
You may be worried about filing a claim for industrial deafness, your injury lawyer will try to make the procedure as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
The first move is to call a legal advisor and find out whether you can make a claim. It is important to take action when you know what caused your hearing loss as soon as possible. You can decide, after talking to an attorney that you would like to go ahead with your argument. If you give them your permission, they will find the right solicitor for your case and immediately be able to put you in touch with them.
After that your attorney will be able to do most of the work on your behalf but throughout the process they will keep you in the loop.
WHEN SHOULD YOU MAKE YOUR CLAIM?
It’s best to start your industrial deafness claim as soon as possible, as you normally only have three years to initiate legal action.
The truth, however, is that it can take a long time to demonstrate hearing loss. Because of this, the three-year period begins to run from the ‘knowledge’ date – this is the date on which you first became aware that your job caused your hearing loss.
You may talk to an expert and to get the ball rolling, or apply your details using the claim form on this page. Your case will be treated with great caution and we will ensure that any resolution that has been negotiated represents what you have been through and what will be your future treatment needs.