NIHL can be caused by one-time or repeated exposure to noise levels over 85 decibels, such as explosions and the discharge of weapons during military service. NIHL can end military careers and have long-lasting effects in later, civilian life, too.
If your military career has been blighted by hearing loss and you believe negligence was involved please contact our team of experts for a no-obligation chat We are highly experienced at helping armed forces personnel win compensation for army hearing loss claims.
Types of claims
Our highly experienced military claims solicitors have considerable experience of winning compensation for Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and tinnitus across all services: Army, Navy, RAF and Special Forces.
Our specialist military team has represented many service men and women who have suffered hearing loss in the military. Examples of the types of claims include:
- A delay in referring and/or diagnosing NIHL, resulting in further damage to hearing
- Incorrect medical grading of personnel with NIHL
- NIHL caused by the negligent discharge of weapons and explosions
- Exposure to excessive noise or short bursts of high frequency and high intensity sounds during training or exercise without adequate instruction
- Inadequate, unsuitable – or a complete lack of – hearing protection (PPE, or personal protective equipment)
Our military team understands the intricacies of the military medical grading system and will use this knowledge to find out if you were treated negligently. Examples would be if you were wrongly deployed or if a deployment made your hearing worse. In either case you should be able to claim compensation.
We also build the case for compensation by consulting medical experts about symptoms and exposure, referring the case to independent ear, nose and throat specialists familiar with hearing loss issues caused during service in the armed forces.
Our military team are able to interpret audiograms and we will instruct a specialist doctor to assess your hearing loss. If you have suffered hearing damage as a result of negligent protection please get in touch.
Please be aware that time limits apply when seeking compensation for negligence, whether you are pursuing compensation through the court, or via the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.
It is vitally important that you begin any action for compensation as soon as you become aware of any hearing problems. Please contact us now for expert advice on taking your claim forward.