Kiteleys Solicitors

Kiteleys Solicitors. 7 St. Stephen's Court, 15-17 St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 6LA. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

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What is Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)?

NIHL is caused by exposure to loud noise over a prolonged period of time.  The damage to hearing is permanent.

If you were exposed to noise at work and have noticed a decrease in your level of hearing then you should visit your GP and possibly seek a referral to an ENT specialist who will arrange an audiogram. He will then diagnose whether your hearing loss has been caused by noise exposure.

Exposure to noise is typical in many manufacturing industries. Your employer has a duty to provide hearing protection. If that is not provided or is inadequate, there may be a claim for negligence against your employer.

How do I claim compensation?

If you have been diagnosed with NIHL and you were exposed to a noisy working environment we may be able to help you pursue a claim.

In many cases you may no longer work for the employer who exposed you to noise or indeed they may no longer be trading. We would still be able to assist in these situations and should be able to pursue the claim against your past employers insurers.

If you were exposed to noise at more than 1 employer, all employers would need to be contacted and pursued.

Your case would be taken on a no win, no fee basis.

How much is my claim worth?

In order to assess the value of your claim we would need to commission a medical report. The value would be based upon the outcome of that assessment.

If there is more than 1 employer being pursued then an assessment would need to be made as to how much damages each employer would need to pay.

Assistance

If you have been diagnosed with NIHL through exposure at work you may be entitled to claim benefit.

NIHL is covered in The Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (diseases). Your injury will be assessed independently and you could be awarded benefit accordingly.

Further details are available: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/FinancialSupport/OtherBenefitsAndSupport/DG_10016183

  • Richard Mildren

    Richard Mildren
    Director

  • Amanda Loe

    Amanda Loe
    Associate Solicitor

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At Kiteleys we are always happy to help. We believe that the law should be easily accessible, so if you have any questions for our Industrial Diseases solicitors, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Call us on 01425 278866 or enquire online.

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Kiteleys Solicitors. 40 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset. BH13 7LP. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.