Industrial Deafness Claims in Bolton
Getting started on the road to compensation for industrial hearing loss is easy with our Bolton team. We offer free phone consultations to anyone calling or sending us an email via the contact forms on our site.
This free consultation will let us find out a little bit more about your personal circumstances, at which point we can tell you whether or not you are able to claim for industrial deafness. If you do decide to proceed with us, then our Bolton lawyers work on a no win no fee* agreement meaning you don’t have any upfront financial risk. You are under no obligation to use our services after the free consultation. Lines are open 24 hours a day.
How Much Industrial Deafness Compensation Are You Due?
The level of compensation depends on the degree of hearing loss that you have suffered. There are some very loose guidelines which we can provide online though which you can see below. It goes without saying that until we have consulted with you it’s impossible to say what your industrial hearing loss claim could be worth.
- £50,000 to £70,000 – Complete hearing loss in both ears (depending on speech deficit or possible tinnitus)
- £17,500 to £29,000 – Complete hearing loss in one ear (depending on tinnitus as an associated condition)
- £16,000 to £29,000 – Serious hearing loss with severe tinnitus
- £8,000 to £15,000 – Moderate tinnitus and/or hearing loss
- £4,000 to £7,000 – Slight or occasional hearing loss and/or tinnitus
We have helped people around the UK and in Bolton on all degrees of that scale. Please only consider it an estimate, though, as we cannot guide you correctly until such time we have assessed your case for industrial hearing loss compensation.
Industrial Deafness Solicitors Bolton
Our lawyers are well known in the UK for the level of specialist legal support that they are able to provide clients who are suffering from hearing loss. Our solicitors will always work as hard as possible to ensure that you receive the very best attention and service during what can be a difficult time.
They work every step as hard as possible to ensure that any hearing loss claim is as best as it can possibly be for workers from the Bolton and Greater Manchester area. This means striving to ensure they get financial compensation for medical, financial, and any pain and suffering endured.
Claiming for Industrial Deafness Against a Current Employer
It is the legal duty of your employer to make sure that their staff and employees are adequately protected from harm and noise pollution. If you have worked, or currently work in close proximity to loud machinery or tools, then the company you work for should take the necessary steps to reduce risk of you developing hearing problems. UK law states that they should:
- Take action to reduce noise exposure
- Provide protective equipment
- Ensure legal limits of noise exposure aren’t exceeded
- Monitor and maintain equipment/machinery
- Provide health and safety information and training
- Carry out health surveillance on employers at risk
If you have concerns about taking legal action or making a hearing loss claim in Bolton against your current employer then please be aware that they will be insured against this possibility. This means that any compensation will be taken from their insurance policies, and not their pocket.
UK employment law is also set-up to make sure that companies and businesses cannot discriminate against their employees who decide to make claims. If you are still not sure, or concerned, please call us for a confidential discussion on the matter. Call 01204 802 050^ for a free phone consultation.