Tinnitus is a symptom of industrial deafness or noise induced hearing loss. Read on for information on how tinnitus is caused, and making tinnitus claims. We're experts in tinnitus claims - get in contact today to claim the compensation you deserve.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing, swishing or any recurring or continuous sound which seems to originate in the head or ears, which can be caused by long-term exposure to noise.
For most people, tinnitus is not a serious problem, but more a nuisance which eventually rights itself. However, for some people, the underlying condition which has caused the tinnitus is more severe and tinnitus can become a permanent problem. In these cases, particularly where there are permanent hearing issues, tinnitus claims can help the injured employee claim compensation.
How can tinnitus compensation help?
If you are suffering from tinnitus, try not to worry about it - according to the British Tinnitus Association, "the noises may seem worse if you're anxious or stressed". Sufferers might feel frustrated and find it difficult to sleep at first, or they might feel like no one else understands. The British Tinnitus Association can help put you in touch with a support group or give you advice on how to cope with tinnitus if you're finding it difficult to deal with.
If you are suffering from tinnitus as a result of workplace noise, you might be entitled to tinnitus compensation. Tinnitus claims can help you get back on your feet if you have been forced to take time off work, and it can also prevent other people from being affected by tinnitus in the future as your employer will be forced to take action to implement the correct health and safety measures.
Making tinnitus claims
Tinnitus claims can be made within three years of diagnosis, but the sooner the claim is made, the easier for your lawyer, so it's important to see a doctor as soon as possible if you think you may be suffering from tinnitus.
You will also need to show that the condition is a result of noise in your working environment, and that your employer's negligence was to blame.
This is not as complicated as it sounds - for example, your employer might have failed to provide training on the safety measures necessary to reduce the risk of tinnitus, or the safety equipment which could have prevented you from getting tinnitus.
If you're ready to claim tinnitus compensation, or have any questions about industrial accident claims in general call us today or start your claim online.
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