Army Deafness Solicitors
If your hearing has been damaged or you are suffering with deafness or tinnitus as a result of exposure to very loud noise during your Army career, you may be able to make a claim against the MoD for negligence. If the MoD did not supply you with sufficient hearing protection or they did not make wearing the hearing protection compulsory then contact our Army Deafness Solicitors today.
Our military lawyers have many years of experience in representing clients in hearing loss claims and during this time have won millions of pounds of compensation. The solicitors at Nigel Askew have managed several individual Army deafness claims that have settled for in excess of £600,000.
Our Army Deafness Solicitors offer all new clients a free and no obligation initial consultation, so call us today on 01507 609027 or submit your details using the form on this page and one of our military claim solicitors will call you at your convenience.
We Specialise in Army Deafness Claims
Welcome to Nigel Askew Solicitors, we are a firm of solicitors based in Lincolnshire that specialise in complex and high value personal injury claims, including military injury claims.
We have many years of experience in representing clients who have served in the Army, RAF, Navy and Special Forces win compensation.
If you have been medically discharged or downgraded as a result of significant noise exposure during your career then we can advise you whether you can claim compensation for your hearing loss.
If you are suffering with hearing loss and tinnitus and would like to discuss a new UK Military deafness claim then contact us today by calling 01507 609027
Contact us for a free phone consultation now
We aim to make the process of claiming compensation as straightforward as we can and offer free initial consultations to all our new military deafness claim enquiries.
During our initial phone consultation, our solicitors will ask you a number of questions about your military career and about your exposure to noise. We will also talk to you about your deafness and how it has impacted on your career and whether you have been discharged as a result.
To enable us to advise you on the prospects of your claim we will need to review your military medical records, so please tell us if you have these to hand otherwise we will write to the MoD on your behalf to obtain them.
How long do I have to claim?
In all claims for personal injury, including Army Deafness Claims in the UK, there are strict time limits involved.
The law in England & Wales states that you have 3 years from the date of your accident, or from the date when you first linked your deafness symptoms with your exposure to noise, in which you are able to make a claim for personal injury.
This 3 year claim period is also commonly referred to as the “limitation period”.
For us to be confident that your claim will not fall foul of this 3 year claim window, we need to see your medical records before deciding if we can help you with a claim.
Common sources of noise in the military
Some of the most common sources of noise which feature in many of the enquiries we receive from members of the Army, RAF, Navy and Special Forces include:
- Firing weapons during training exercises
- Explosions in training scenarios
- Working around military vehicle engines
- Aircraft and helicopter noise
If you were exposed to excessive noise during the course of your employment in the military and were not provided with any hearing protection or insufficient hearing protection then you may be entitled to claim compensation for military deafness.
The MoD owe you a duty of care to ensure you are not at risk of sustaining an injury during your service and are required to provide you with sufficient PPE to help protect you against injury or illness. If they have failed in their duty to provide you with sufficient hearing protection then they may be deemed negligent.
How much is my UK Military Deafness Claim worth?
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive for your military deafness claim depends on several factors including the severity of your hearing loss, whether you have been medically discharged or medically downgraded, whether your ability to earn money in civilian life has been affected due to your hearing loss and your overall financial position due to your symptoms.
We have helped many Army clients to claim compensation for hearing loss over the years, amounting to millions of pounds of compensation. We have acted for several clients, whose compensation awards were over £600,000 each.
How much do Army Deafness Claims cost?
We do not require you to make any upfront payments to start your claim with us.
If we believe your matter has good prospects of success then we will offer to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today
If your hearing has been damaged and you are now deaf due to prolonged exposure to noise in the military, then contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today for advice.
Call us for a free phone consultation by calling 01507 609027 or complete the online enquiry form on this page and one of our specialist UK military deafness claim solicitors will call you at a time convenient to you.
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