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How Much Compensation For Hearing Loss

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Wanting to know how much compensation for hearing loss is only natural if you have suffered any type of deafness. If your hearing loss injury occurred through the fault of a third party, 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. Usually,  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.

Industrial hearing loss and tinnitus 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.

In the case of children, how much compensation for hearing loss will depend on how profoundly affected the child is. Hearing plays a key role in the language and development in children. Because of this, 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.

These figures relate only to compensation for injury. They do not include sums for financial losses such as loss of earning that may result. During the claims process, you may be able to claim for these in addition to the sums set out below.

  • If you suffer from partial hearing loss with tinnitus, you could claim between £4,850 and £30,000. The specific amount will depend on the severity of the loss/tinnitus and the long-term prognosis for the injury.
  • If you experience total deafness and also have a loss of speech, the compensation figures range from £78,300 to £100,500
  • Compensation for total deafness starts at £64,800 rising to £78,300
  • Compensation for hearing loss in one ear ranges from £22,350 to £32,500

To learn more about compensation for hearing loss, please contact our friendly team who will be happy to speak to you about your hearing loss claim. We operate a *no win no fee compensation policy, meaning that all of the compensation will be yours. Get in touch today on 0800 342 3206 or fill in our online claim form.

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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.

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