May
30
2015

Successful NIHL compensation for scaffolder exposed to noise

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth have recently successfully pursued a claim for a Claimant who has suffered noise induced hearing loss and financial losses arising from this.

Our client was employed for over 40 years as a scaffolder and also carrying out the construction and labouring work.

Our client had been employed by a number of different employers over his working life.  This is typical of construction workers who often move from job to job as different construction projects are completed by different companies.

One of the challenges facing us in this claim, therefore, was to identify all of our client’s former employers and to ensure that we also traced insurance cover.

Tracing former employers and their insurers can often be a lengthy process particularly if the companies in question have closed down.  In this case we were able to trace a number of our client’s previous employers and the insurance companies that provided cover to them, which allowed us to proceed with our client’s claim.

Once we had traced the various insurers we then had to establish that our client’s hearing loss had occurred as a result of his exposure to excessive noise in his various jobs.

Whilst our client worked primarily as a scaffolder he usually worked surrounded by excessive levels of noise from various tasks being undertaken on construction sites.  He worked in close proximity to large cranes, cutting machines, generators, jackhammers and diggers during his various employments.  These gave rise to considerable levels of noise.

Ultimately we were able to successfully establish that our client’s hearing loss had been caused by the noise he had been exposed to during his working life and we were able to successfully pursue our client’s claim.  The claim settled for the gross sum of £4,000.

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth has extensive experience in dealing with people suffering with hearing loss and tinnitus. We have a specialist team of solicitors, as well as a fully trained audiologist, who will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Our team understands that it can be a very difficult and daunting time for you and they will do their best to offer an unparalleled support network and specialist legal expertise. If you have suffered a personal injury, which was not your fault, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.If you are suffering from loss of hearing, buzzing or ringing in your ears, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.

If you have been affected by hearing loss or exposure to noisy working environments you should not hesitate to contact us or to try our ‘Calculate my Claim’ feature on the right hand side of this page to see what your claim may be worth. We understand that the symptoms that you are suffering from can have serious consequences on your day to day life. When fighting for your compensation we take into account any time you have had to take off work, any treatment you have had to pay for including the cost of hearing aids and any other losses that you may have incurred.

Claims are dealt with on a no win, no fee basis so if we are unsuccessful in your claim you do not pay anything. If your claim is successful you will keep at least 75% of the compensation that is awarded.

Call 0800 849 8700 to speak to a member of our specialist team of Industrial Disease lawyers who will assist you further with this matter.

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