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Industrial Deafness: The amount of UK compensation you can claim from your employer for noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus caused by exposure to loud noise in the work place
Industrial deafness: find out how your UK accident solicitor calculates the amount of money your industrial injury claim is worth - examples are given of how much you can expect to receive for an industrial deafness and tinnitus injury in the UK workplace.
How does your industrial accident lawyer know how much compensation to claim for pain and suffering for your industrial deafness?
A specialist uk personal injury solicitor is able to value pain and suffering for your industrial deafness by looking at the sums awarded for similar injuries in the UK courts in the past.
How much money is your industrial deafness compensation claim likely to be worth?
The amount of compensation you can claim for industrial deafness depends on several factors: whether your hearing damage is partial or total, whether you suffer from tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and whether you have hearing loss in one or both of your ears.
As a rough guideline, in 2009 - 2010, you can expect to receive the following amounts:
1. Partial hearing loss
a) Occasional tinnitus with some hearing loss: £4,800 - £8,000
b) More serious tinnitus and hearing loss: £8,000 - £19,000
c) Severe tinnitus with more serious hearing loss: £19,000 - £30,000
2. Permanent hearing loss
a) Total hearing loss in one ear with tinnitus: up to £29,000
b) Total hearing loss in both ears with tinnitus: up to £70,000
Click industrial deafness claim to find out all about occupational hearing loss - what it is and how it is caused.
You have found out all about industrial deafness - what it is, how it is caused and how much compensation your are entitled to claim for various degrees of hearing damage.
You should now be ready to approach an industrial injury solicitor to start you compensation claim. Before you do it is important to know how to choose the best solicitor. I recommend you either ask me to help you in your search (click on the link next to my photograph) or:
An industrial injury specialist solicitor will know the best medical experts to use to prove your claim and will be familiar with the most recent court decisions for industrial disease claims.
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