Make A Tinnitus Compensation Claim
Tinnitus is a high-pitched ringing, buzzing or humming in the ears that can be caused by exposure to excessive noise. If this exposure is regular and prolonged, tinnitus can become permanent and can cause significant hearing loss.
Ultimately, tinnitus can be debilitating and can cause problems with concentration and falling asleep, as well as contributing to other serious mental health issues. If you have been exposed to excessive noise in the workplace and have developed tinnitus as a result, you may be entitled to compensation. At What’s My Claim Worth our team of expert solicitors are here to help you claim what you deserve.
All you have to do is use our Claimometer to start your tinnitus compensation claim today – it only takes a moment and could make a huge difference.
Tinnitus From Exposure To Noise In The Workplace
Developing tinnitus as a result of exposure to excessive noise in the workplace is one of the most common causes. The industries where employees are at the highest risk of developing tinnitus include:
Loud machinery and noisy factories or tools in these environments often mean workers spend large periods of time exposed to excessive noise. If an employer does not provide adequate hearing protection then this can easily develop into hearing loss and tinnitus.
Have I started to develop tinnitus?
The symptoms of tinnitus develop subtly – you might start to miss what people are saying during conversations, have to turn the TV up louder to hear it more clearly or struggle to hear the phone ringing.
These initial symptoms of tinnitus can quickly develop into something that seems more directly like hearing loss and a ringing in one ear. This can begin intermittently but over time can develop into a constant noise that can potentially become very uncomfortable. Sufferers have spoken of waking up during the night thinking they had left the TV on, though it was actually the ringing of tinnitus.
If you begin to notice any of these symptoms then you must contact your GP immediately where you may be referred to an audiologist. It is also important that you begin to keep a diary of these symptoms as they develop. This will become useful if you choose to make a tinnitus or industrial deafness compensation claim.
The next thing you should do is ask yourself if you have ever worked in a noisy environment. If you have, then you should get in touch with What’s My Claim Worth as soon as possible.
We have a team of expert solicitors with a proven track record successfully claiming significant compensation for tinnitus claims and we would love to start helping you today. Remember, you generally only have three years to begin your claim from the time you start noticing symptoms so don’t waste any time – use the claimometer today.