How Much Compensation For Hearing Loss
Wanting to know how much compensation for hearing loss is a natural question if you have suffered any type of deafness. If the hearing loss injury occurred through the fault of a third party then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Different types of hearing loss
The most common type of hearing loss claim is that of industrial deafness; i.e. a type of hearing impairment which has occurred in the workplace through the negligence of an employer. More often than not this is due to health and safety protocols not being adhered to in an environment where noisy industrial machinery is prevalent. Industrial deafness affects approximately 1 million people in this country and includes symptoms such as tinnitus and varying degrees of hearing loss.
Read about how we helped one client claim compensation for his work-related hearing loss and tinnitus in our industrial hearing loss case study.
It is also possible to experience hearing loss through clinical negligence. One example is illnesses such as meningitis. If this illness is diagnosed too late and hearing loss results then you could have a claim for compensation.
If a child loses its hearing, the amount of potential compensation will depend on how profoundly affected the child is. Hearing plays a key role in the language and development in children and compensation amounts need to reflect the lack of this vital lifeline any sufferer has had taken away.
Compensation amounts for hearing loss
The below figures will give you a broad indication of how much compensation for hearing loss you may receive. The amount you could receive will depend on the severity of your hearing loss and your long-term prognosis.
These figures relate only to compensation for injury and do not include sums for financial losses such as loss of earning that may result, these can be claimed in addition to the sums set out below.
Level of hearing loss
|Partial hearing loss with tinnitus||£4,850 – £30,000|
|Total deafness and a loss of speech||£78,300 – £100,500|
|Total deafness||£64,800 – £78,300|
|Hearing loss in one ear||£22,350 – £32,500|
If you would like to learn more about compensation for hearing loss, please contact one of our team who will be happy to speak with you about your hearing loss claim. We operate a *no win no fee compensation policy, meaning that all of the compensation will be yours. Please contact our personal injury claims team today on 0800 342 3206 or fill in our online claim form.
Make A Personal Injury Claim
If you have suffered as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
Contact Jefferies’ no win, no fee solicitors on our national accident helpline above or complete our quick online enquiry form. One of our team of experienced specialists will get in touch to discuss your prospect of claiming for accidents or injuries, in confidence.