According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) over 1 million employees in Great Britain are exposed to levels of noise which put their hearing at risk. If you have suffered hearing loss from a noisy environment in the past, you may be suitable for industrial compensation.

For many, hearing loss happens gradually. Early symptoms include difficulty with normal conversation, complaints by family members that the television is too loud, noises in your ears, difficulties using the telephone, confusing similar words and difficulty socialising in places with loud background noise. Symptoms similar to these will suggest that your hearing may have deteriorated – and if you have previously worked or continue to work in a noisy environment then you may be entitled to deafness compensation.

Industrial deafness claims specialists

Hugh James industrial deafness specialist lawyers have a depth of experience representing people across the UK and Wales with industrial deafness compensation across a wide range of industries including:

  • Factory workers;
  • Miners;
  • Construction workers;
  • Working for local authorities; and
  • Military personnel.

We have a team of specialist industrial deafness solicitors dealing with such claims who are very skilled at taking detailed instructions and guiding clients through what are difficult areas of law. As part of your deafness claim, we arrange for you to see medical experts who specialise in industrial deafness claims and who may be able to advise treatment in appropriate circumstances.

There are strict time limits for bringing industrial deafness claims and we would encourage you to pursue a claim as soon as possible so that your claim is not out of time. If you think that you have a hearing problem caused by your employment then you should seek legal advice immediately.

We can explore other ways to help you whilst you get back on your feet including:

  • Seeking interim payments where possible;
  • Exploring treatment and other rehabilitation options with insurers;
  • Providing benefit advice;
  • A free financial check up; and/or
  • Financial planning.

Our team of lawyers is accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Let Hugh James help you. We are industrial deafness solicitors who always have our clients’ best interests at heart. Our expertise and experience in deafness claims enables us to win cases that other lawyers would not pursue. For more information about industrial deafness compensation claims, call us today.

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Simon Ellis is a Partner with Hugh James and has worked with the firm for more than 20 years, having trained and qualified here. Simon heads up the Military Department, advising and assisting current and former military personnel with various health conditions and injuries.

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