Compensation for Military Hearing Loss
Nigel Askew Solicitors are specialist military hearing loss claim solicitors. We represent clients across the Armed Forces in claims for military hearing loss and can help you claim compensation for hearing loss resulting from exposure to excessive noise in the military.
We represent both ex-military and current service men and women for claims against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for negligence. If you are currently serving in the military or have been medically discharged or downgraded then please get in contact with us today regarding a claim by calling 01507 609027.
Military Hearing Loss Claims
The solicitors at Nigel Askew have many years experience in dealing with military related hearing loss claims. Our solicitors have a proven track record of success and have been responsible for several military hearing loss claims which have settled for sums in excess of £600,000 (link to new case study on this)
If you have been downgraded or medically discharged because of your hearing loss, contact us today as we specialise in these types of claims and can help you claim compensation for you and your family.
Have you been exposed to excessive noise?
If you were exposed to excessive noise during the course of your employment in the Armed Forces, including the Army, RAF, Navy or Special Forces and you were not provided with any or sufficient hearing protection then you may be entitled to make a claim for army hearing loss.
There are many sources of noise in the Armed Forces but in our experience some of the most damaging to hearing may include:
- Firing weapons during training sessions
- Live-fire training exercises
- Aircraft noise
- Vehicle engine noise
- Explosions in training scenarios
How loud is excessive noise?
If you are exposed to regular noise of over 85db without using hearing protection then you are likely to develop hearing damage or permanent loss.
If you are exposed to short bursts of extremely loud noise such as explosions, which exceeds 120dB, then there is a risk of sudden and immediate hearing loss.
Like any employer in the private sector, the MoD must provide correct, sufficient and effective hearing protection to all members of the Armed Forces. The MoD are also required to ensure that hearing protection is worn and not removed.
If you are experiencing hearing loss and believe this may be as a result of exposure during employment with the MoD, then please contact us today to discuss a military hearing loss compensation claim.
Time limits in making military hearing loss claims
There are strict time limits in place when it comes to military hearing loss claims, which means it is vital you instruct solicitors as soon as possible after you first notice your hearing has been damaged.
This limitation period is 3 years from the injury date or as in most cases, 3 years of becoming aware that your hearing was damaged by exposure to noise.
If you are unsure about whether you can claim due to a time limit issue, we would encourage you to call us today so we can discuss your claim in more detail and consider whether there are any limitation issues with your claim.
Why instruct Nigel Askew Solicitors to help with your military hearing loss claim?
We have many years experience in representing clients in claims for hearing loss and can help you claim compensation.
- We specialise in military hearing loss claims
- We run our personal injury claims using ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreements
- We will work as hard as we can to secure you the highest award possible
- Free and no obligation initial discussion regarding your potential claim
- Will attend clients personally at their homes to take witness statements, or if they are still serving in the Armed Forces, at locations close to their barracks
- We are specialists and can help you claim the compensation you deserve
To discuss your potential claim with us, call us on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry form using the form on this page and one of our friendly solicitors will call you at your convenience (please indicate when is best for us to call you).
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors Today
Nigel Askew Solicitors specialise in army hearing loss claims. For a free and no obligation consultation regarding your military hearing loss, please call us on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form on this page (please indicate a convenient time for us to call you).
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