Solicitors for Military Deafness Claims
If you have been diagnosed with hearing loss as a result of exposure to excessive noise in the UK military, without being offered sufficient PPE and hearing protection then you may be able to make a military deafness claim for compensation.
Welcome to Nigel Askew Solicitors, we are a firm of solicitors based in Lincolnshire who specialise in representing members of the Armed Forces who have been medically discharged or downgraded as a result of noise exposure, claim compensation for their injuries.
We have many years of experience in representing clients who have served in the Army, RAF, Navy and Special Forces win compensation.
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 or send us your contact details and one of our military claim solicitors will call you at your convenience.
UK Military Deafness Claim Specialists
Are you suffering with hearing problems? Have you been exposed to excessive noise in the military? Have you been medically discharged from service as a result of your hearing? If so, Nigel Askew Solicitors can offer you expert legal advice relating to a military deafness claim for compensation.
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.
Why do you need to see my medical records?
In all claims for personal injury, including Military 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
- Working around military vehicle engines
- Aircraft and helicopter noise
- Explosions in training scenarios
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 will depend on a number of different factors, including the severity of your hearing loss, whether you have been medically discharged and whether your ability to earn money in civilian life has been affected due to your deafness.
We have many years of experience in advising members of the Armed Forces on claims involving hearing loss and are on hand today to discuss your potential claim.
Our solicitors have won millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. You can read about a client we helped win over £600,000 in compensation as a result of exposure to noise in the Army by clicking here.
How much do Military Deafness Claims cost?
We do not require you to make any upfront payments to start your claim. If we believe your matter has good prospects of success then we will ask you to enter into an agreement with us, so we can act on your behalf.
We use Conditional Fee Agreements to fund all of our UK Military deafness claims. These agreements are also commonly referred to as a “CFA” or a “No Win No Fee Agreement”.
The nature of these agreements means that law firms take all the financial risk and not the client. If a claim fails, the law firm is not paid and the client does not have to pay any solicitor’s fees for their time. For taking this risk, it is common for law firms to agree with a client that they will be paid a percentage of the client’s military deafness compensation award, which is payable at the end of a successful claim from the damages agreed.
The law firm’s basic fees are mostly paid by the Ministry of Defence.
To speak to our expert military deafness claim solicitors, contact us now.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today
If you suffer from hearing loss and have been medically downgraded or discharged as a result then we can help you claim compensation for your injuries and future financial losses.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors 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.
We have many years of experience in advising members of the Armed Forces in claims for military deafness and are able to advise you on the prospects of a claim today.
- 100% No Win No Fee Claims
- Free Initial Legal Advice
- Over 20 Year’s Experience
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