Military Hearing Loss Claims
Are you employed with the Armed Forces or previously worked in the Army and have suffered damage to your hearing? Were you without adequate hearing protection? If yes, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
A number of signs may indicate you are suffering from hearing loss :
- Struggling to hear people when they are talking to you, especially when there is background noise.
- Inability to hear high-pitched sounds, distorted or muffled sounds, and ringing in the ears (known as tinnitus).
- Having to ask people to speak up or regularly missing conversations.
- Having to turn up the TV louder than what most people would find normal.
- Not picking up full sentences and parts of words when people are speaking.
- Struggling to hear people on the telephone.
- Missing the doorbell ringing.
- Being told you are shouting when you think you are talking normal.
If you experience any of these symptoms you may be suffering from noise induced hearing loss. A condition that leaves you with a reduced ability to hear or with ringing in your ears, a single exposure to loud noise, or persistent exposure to moderate noise, you can claim compensation.
The Ministry of Defence, like any other employer, is obliged to carry out a risk assessment of your working environment. Where there is a risk of noise damage to your hearing then appropriate protective equipment must be provided to reduce the risk of injury.
Types of Noise
You may be exposed to noise from the following:
- Aircraft/engine sounds.
- Transportation vehicles.
- Mortar bombs.
- Gun and artillery fire
- Loud explosions
Stanworth Law Solicitors could help you gather the necessary evidence to pursue your claim. Contact us today to start your ‘no win no fee’ case.