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Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claims

Has your hearing suffered due to your job?

Our specialist Industrial Disease department consists of an in-house team of Solicitors

and legal professionals dedicated solely to this area of law.

The experts in Noise Induced Hearing Loss claims

Oakwood Solicitors has a dedicated team of Solicitors and legal professionals, specialising in noise-induced hearing loss claims. With a strong reputation for being tough on defendants, we’re sure to recover the compensation you deserve.

What is Noise Induced Hearing Loss?

Noise Induced Hearing Loss (‘NIHL’) is a hearing impairment resulting from exposure to loud noise and often results from many years of unprotected exposure. Many people who suffer from NIHL also suffer from tinnitus, which is a ringing or buzzing type sound heard in the ears or head and can be incredibly distressing and debilitating.

Exposure to noise at work is commonplace, especially amongst manufacturing and heavy industry sectors such as in steelworks, on construction sites, highway maintenance and factory work.

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

What are the symptoms of Noise Induced Hearing Loss?

Noise damages your ears gradually over years of exposure. NIHL is usually first noticed by family members or friends who pick up on you asking them to repeat themselves or who make comments about the volume of the television or radio. NIHL also makes it difficult to decipher what others are saying when there are a number of people talking at once or there is a lot of background noise.

Many people with NIHL also suffer with tinnitus which is an unwanted sound that can be heard in your ears or head, and usually takes the form of a ringing, buzzing, whistling or whooshing sound.

Can it be caused by work?

Exposure to noise at work is commonplace, especially amongst manufacturing and heavy industry sectors.

Without the proper use of hearing protection, prolonged exposure to noise at work can result in NIHL and tinnitus (a buzzing or ringing sensation in your ears).

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Could my employer be liable for compensation?

Employers have a duty of care to protect you from exposure to noise. If you’ve worked in noisy environments and suffer from hearing loss, your employers (present and past) could be liable for compensation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my claim worth?

The value of your claim depends on many factors including the severity of your symptoms. It’s not uncommon for claims to be worth in excess of £10,000.00.

Will it cost me anything?

Your claim would be dealt with under a ‘no-win, no-fee’ agreement. There’s no cost to you if you lose your claim.

If your claim is successful, we take 25% of your compensation. It’s that easy.

Why should I choose Oakwood Solicitors Ltd?

Oakwood Solicitors Ltd agrees to work on your Industrial Disease claim on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis. If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not be expected to pay us a penny. If you are successful in your claim, we take a percentage of the compensation meaning that the only time we will receive money is if we have brought your claim to a fruitful conclusion.

You will have a dedicated advisor who will see your claim through from start to finish, assisting you in the event of any queries or issues you may have.

If it is preferable to you, we are able to assign a female advisor to carry out your claim. Your case handler will also continue to provide regular updates until the conclusion of your claim, ensuring the process is as stress-free and effortless as possible.

Claim For Noise Induced Hearing Loss.

I know £20,000 will never bring back my hearing, or make the tinnitus go away but I feel justice has been served. Thank you, this really couldn't have been achieved without you!

- Donna Waite

I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Oakwood Solicitors represented me with my claim for industrial deafness. I cannot recommend them highly enough. My communications were all with Natasha Hardy.

- Bernard Shaw

Natasha Hardy
Natasha Hardy - Solicitor and Head of Department
Natasha Hardy is a Solicitor specialising in Industrial Disease matters and has experience in handling a wide range of cases including claims for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss & Tinnitus, Hand/Arm Vibration Syndrome & Vibration White Finger, Work Related Upper Limb Disorders, Occupational Dermatitis, Asbestosis, Respiratory & Chest Conditions and Lung Disease.

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