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Do you suffer from hearing loss?

02/04/2017

Mark Jackson

logoIf you’ve been exposed to excessive levels of noise in the course of your employment, and have difficulty with your hearing, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Many jobs and workplaces require employees to work in environments where noise levels and patterns are potentially hazardous to hearing. As stated above employers have a responsibility to provide their employees with adequate protection against this noise. If this protection is missing or flawed, the result can be serious and long-lasting damage to hearing and can result in noise induced hearing loss, also referred to as industrial deafness, for which you may claim compensation.

We have been dealing with noise induced hearing loss  and tinnitus claims for some time and have considerable expertise in this area. We have pursued claims against the Police, Prison Service and Ministry of Defence on behalf of former and current personnel.  We have also successfully pursued claims against employers engaged in manufacturing or other trades that employ noisy processes or use noisy machinery.

If you think you may have a claim for noise induced hearing loss and/or tinnitus please contact us to discuss how to proceed.

Thompsons Solicitors. Experience. Integrity. Results.

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Thompsons successful in asbestosis claim

16/11/2015

Mark Jackson

Thompsons SolicitorsWe recently acted for a client in connection with a claim for asbestosis.

Our client had been employed as an electrician at a local power station but had retired in the early 1990’s.  He later developed chest symptoms and ultimately, following our involvement, was diagnosed with minimal asbestosis. Fortunately this has very little impact on his day to day life or life expectancy – he is now in his late 70’s. However we were able to successfully negotiate settlement in the sum of £25,000.00 on his behalf.

If you believe you suffer from chest symptoms (pleural plaques, asbestosis or asthma) as a result of your employment, or have had a diagnosis made, we have the experience to guide and advise you in pursuing a claim. Please contact us for initial advice.

Thompsons Solicitors successful in complex medical negligence claim

22/01/2015

Mark Jackson

logoWe recently acted in a complex medical negligence claim arising out of an injury which occurred during the birth of the claimant. The claim was brought against a local hospital and involved complex medical issues. We successfully negotiated settlement in the sum of £200,000.00 which was approved by the Court.

If you believe you have been the victim of medical negligence, or dental negligence, we have the experience to guide and advise you in pursuing a claim. Please contact us for initial advice.

Do you suffer from hearing loss and/or tinnitus?

05/02/2013

Mark Jackson

logoIf you’ve been exposed to excessive levels of noise in the course of your employment, and have difficulty with your hearing, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

From, at least, 1963 onwards (although arguably before), employers have had a legal duty to monitor the level of noise in the workplace and to protect their employees from excessive exposure as it became known that noise in the workplace could cause hearing loss.  Where the noise is assessed as being excessive they are required to take reasonable steps to reduce the noise levels.  Where this is not possible they have been required to provide and enforce the wearing of hearing protection.

Many jobs and workplaces require employees to work in environments where noise levels and patterns are potentially hazardous to hearing. As stated above employers have a responsibility to provide their employees with adequate protection against this noise. If this protection is missing or flawed, the result can be serious and long-lasting damage to hearing and can result in noise induced hearing loss, also referred to as industrial deafness, for which you may claim compensation.

If you have previously been exposed to high levels of noise at work and you now find that you have to turn the volume on your television or radio up, or cannot follow a conversation where there is background noise, or have difficulty hearing the telephone or doorbell, then you may be suffering from noise induced hearing loss. Hearing loss may or may not be accompanied by tinnitus – a ringing, whistling, humming or buzzing in one or both ears.  You may also be entitled to claim compensation for tinnitus caused by exposure to excessive noise in the workplace (when not accompanied with hearing loss). Read more