Ear Injury Compensation
Talk to us about ear injury compensation, we are here to help you. An injury to an ear can involve damage to the outer ear, ear canal or eardrum and could result in a life-changing injury such as scarring or temporary or permanent hearing loss.
If you have suffered an injury to an ear in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim ear injury compensation.
Ear injuries can happen for many different reasons but if the ear injury is due to someone else’s negligence, you could be able to claim compensation
A blow to the side of your head could bruise the skin or cause a blood clot to form in the outer ear. A direct impact to the head could cause an increase in air pressure inside of the ear canal, causing the eardrum to rupture or the bones in the ear canal that transmit sound to become damaged.
Loud noise can also increase the air pressure inside of the ear canal, resulting in damage to the eardrum and damaging the victim’s ability to hear.
EAR INJURIES AND NEGLIGENCE
The workplace is the most common place where ear-related personal injury cases occur. Injuries in the workplace can occur for numerous different reasons, such as not being provided with the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) by your employer. For example, if you are a tree surgeon you should have been provided with protective wear for your ears to help minimise the risk of hearing loss whilst using noisy machinery. No matter the specific way in which they acted negligently, if your employer’s negligence is found to have contributed to you suffering an injury then you are may be eligible to claim compensation.
TYPES OF ACCIDENTS
Certain injuries are more likely to happen inside the workplace, depending upon what your job is, for example, if you work in a call centre, or where there is excessively loud noise. However, ear-related injuries can happen in your personal life as well, such as something falling on you or an assault. It doesn’t matter where your accident happened. As long as the accident was not your fault then you could be eligible to claim compensation.
As stated, an ear injury can occur in most scenarios. However, ear injuries are more likely to occur in certain scenarios when compared to others. For example:
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Sports-related injuries
- Machine related injuries
- Forklift truck accidents
- Accidents on building sites
If you have experienced an ear injury due to being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to claim compensation.TRY THE ONLINE ELIGIBILITY CHECKER
Ear Injury Compensation Amounts
‘Deafness’ refers to both partial and total hearing loss but when assessing the amount of compensation that someone is owed, there are certain factors that need to be taken into account. The pain and suffering that has been caused by the injury/hearing loss will be taken into account. However, it is also important to consider how the injury has impacted someone’s ability to function/their amenity. If this injury has left someone with severe hearing loss, this would be classed as a disability that could impact their future prospects.
Compensation would therefore also take into account additional factors like the age at which this injury occurred to determine how it would impact this person’s life prospects moving forward. Compensation will also take into account any financial losses that have occurred due to the injuries suffered. For example, if you have been unable to work due to your injuries, then compensation could take this into account.
To view general compensation estimates for hearing loss injuries, visit our compensation calculator. For tinnitus, the amount awarded could be between £5,590 – £36,310 while for total deafness the amount would likely be between £72,330 – £87,410 for general damage compensation. However, these are just rough estimates that do not fully reflect your individual circumstances. To truly understand how much compensation you are likely to be owed, you should speak directly to us.
CONTACT JEFFERIES SOLICITORS TODAY
Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be, so we want to make the process of claiming ear injury compensation as stress-free as possible.
At first, we will need some initial details about the specifics of your injuries and how this has impacted your life.
To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.
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