Compensation for deafness at work £2,600 – £3000 12.9 decibel loss
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In this case the Claimant worker in a pre 1990 court case instructed a deafness solicitor to claim compensation for deafness at work.
The deafness solicitors obtained a full working history from the Claimant to establish where he has worked over the years and which of his employers exposed him to excessive levels of noise that could have damaged his hearing.
It is important to note that even if the employer that exposed hi to the damaging levels of noise is no longer trading expert solicitors who work in this area may be able to trace the employer’s liability insurance that covered the employer during the time the claimant worked for the defendant company. If the insurer can be traced, the compensation for deafness at work can still be made.
Compensation for deafness at work.
Here in this decided case Burns v Josiah Parkes & Sons decided in 1999, the Claimant suffered from noise induced hearing damage at work. He complained regularity that he would mis-hear the spoken word when speaking to people particularly where there is more than one person talking at the same time or if there was background noise like in a restaurant, coffee shop, pub etc. The TV would often be on loud much to the annoyance of his family. He would often fail to hear the door bell.
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At the time of settlement the Claimant was 55 years of age and the damage to his hearing by noise was assessed at 12.9 dB over 1,2,3 kHz. The hearing disability became apparent in his late 40’s and there was no complaint of tinnitus.
The compensation was assessed back in 1999 at £1,500 for the injury to hearing alone, but in today’s terms once could assess it in the region of £2,600 – £3,000.
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