If you are suffering from tinnitus and someone else is to blame then you do have the right to pursue compensation. When you are considering making a claim it is normal to want to know how much you will receive.
Calculating your Tinnitus claim
Tinnitus claims can range in value from £4,850 to £30,000. Calculating exactly how much you will receive is not an exact science, generally, because every case is unique but estimates can be made based on the following:
- The amount you have spent on medical treatment, such as private nursing care or disability aids
- The length of time it has taken you to recover
- Any loss of earnings as a result of your injury or suffering
- How the tinnitus has affected your life long-term
Tinnitus can often appear alongside other hearing related problems such as deafness, vertigo, sleep disturbances and nausea. Sufferers can live with any number of these symptoms on a daily basis. The calculating of your claim will bear these factors in mind and how much your quality of life is affected.
Loss of earnings
Your loss of earnings covers future losses as well as any you have lost past. If you have been rendered unfit for your previous job then you could be looking at a large compensation amount. Having tinnitus can mean that you have severely psychologically affected too. Receiving treatment from psychiatrists, cognitive behavioural therapists is not unheard of and the costs associated with that will also add on to your final settlement fee.
Employer’s duty of care
The constant ringing or buzzing sound in the ear/s which indicates tinnitus can range from mild to severe in terms of noise level. At times it is referred to as ‘noise-induced hearing loss’ or ‘industrial deafness’ and is often brought on by loud and persistently noisy working environments.
Your employer can sometimes fail to protect you by not carrying out health and safety procedures or supplying you with ear protection. If this is the case then your employer has not carried out its legal duty of care and you could be entitled to make a claim for any losses you have experienced.
Specialists in tinnitus claims
Jefferies Solicitors are specialists in dealing with personal injury claims (including tinnitus compensation claims) and we are eager to help you receive the amount of compensation you are entitled to.
We understand that tinnitus can be very debilitating and can affect every aspect of your life. If you have been subjected to the condition through no fault of your own then a compensation payment can give you some financial relief and peace of mind. Please fill in one of our online forms or call us on 0800 342 3206 and one of our team will endeavour to advise you in an informal, yet confidential manner.