Tinnitus Claims

Hearing is one of the most important senses that we have. It helps us to interpret the world around us, hear what people have to say and respond accordingly and listen to music, television and other forms of entertainment. When it comes to communication, hearing is one of the most important tools that we have, and without it, even basic communication can be incredibly difficult. 

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When it comes to tinnitus, most people aren’t even aware when they contract it, but the consequences can be devastating. Tinnitus can develop gradually over time and if left untreated can lead to total deafness in most individuals. This can have a drastic effect on the individual’s quality of life as well as their ability to perform everyday tasks and more importantly, their job.

Tinnitus usually arises from a workplace and this can often be as the result of negligence when it comes to wearing the correct safety equipment, or keeping the machinery at an adequate sound level. If this is the case, then you may be eligible to make a claim against your employer for compensation.

What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus, or industrial deafness as it is commonly known, results from a prolonged exposure to noise above the levels that are adequate for human hearing. This usually happens in a factory environment where loud machinery is used and there is a lack of protective headgear. This type of injury is not just restricted to factory workers, but can also happen to people who work around loud music such as in a club, pub or bar environment.

What are some common symptoms of tinnitus?

The symptoms of tinnitus tend to start out almost unrecognizably, but over time become more severe. Some common symptoms of the onset of tinnitus include:

  • Buzzing in the ears – This can start of as an occasional buzzing or hissing noise but can become gradually more constant and even appear outside of the working environment, at home or in bed at night
  • Musical hallucinations – Can involve the repeating of musical tunes being played over in your head
  • Pulsalite tinnitus – This can involve small pulsing noises ringing in your ear in time with your heartbeat.

Who might be at fault?

When it comes to tinnitus, it most commonly occurs in the workplace and it is therefore likely that your employer could be at fault. All employers are responsible for ensuring that machinery within their factories or music within their pubs and clubs Is kept at a level that is safe to human ears, otherwise they must provide employees or patrons with appropriate safety gear. If this safety gear is not available, or employees are not warned of the dangerous sound levels, then the employer could be found to be negligible. 

How do I claim?

If you believe you have suffered tinnitus as the result of a negligible employer, then you may be able to claim for compensation to cover any medical expenses or loss of income that you have already incurred, or that you could incur in the future as a result of your injuries. To find out more and start your claim today contact the Manners Pimblett team on 0845 077 0772. 

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