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. Because every case is unique, calculating exactly how much you will receive is not an exact science. However, your solicitor will be able to make an estimate 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 occur 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. When calculating the value of your claim, a solicitor will bear these factors in mind and consider the effect your condition has on your everyday life.
Loss of earnings
Your loss of earnings covers future losses as well as any you have lost in the past. If you are now unable to work in your previous job, 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. A successful compensation claim will also cover the cost of this treatment.
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. Sometimes, the condition is referred to as ‘noise-induced hearing loss’ or ‘industrial deafness’. Tinnitus is often brought on by loud and persistently noisy working environments.
Sometimes, your employer can fail to protect you by not carrying out health and safety procedures or supplying you with ear protection. If this is the case, your employer has not carried out its legal duty of care. 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 all kinds of personal injury claims, including tinnitus compensation claims. Our experienced team are ready to help you. From your initial enquiry through to settlement, we will work very hard to ensure that you claim 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, compensation 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.