Military Hearing Loss Claims
If you have sustained hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise in the military, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Our solicitors specialise in military hearing loss claims and are able to advise you if you have served in the Army, RAF, Navy or Special Forces.
You may have only recently been told that your hearing has been damaged or you may have known for some while but failed to make the connection between your hearing damage and exposure to noise. Whatever your circumstances, our highly experienced solicitors can offer you expert legal advice.
Contact us today by calling 01507 609027 or submit an enquiry using our online enquiry form and indicate the best time for us to call you back to discuss your potential military hearing loss claim.
Claiming for Military Hearing Loss
We aim to make the process of claiming as straightforward as we can.
Our military deafness claim solicitors will start by taking a detailed account of your military career to establish when and where you have been exposed to noise. Due to our many years of experience, we will be able to quickly establish the prospects of a successful claim during an initial phone call so contact us today to find out if we can help you claim compensation for hearing problems.
Some of the most common sources of noise in the military
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.
We understand that in some situations military personnel are required to remove hearing protection to communicate with colleagues, thus being exposed to excessive noise. In other situations, the hearing protection which is provided by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is simply not fit for purpose.
Some of the most common sources of noise that we regularly advise military personnel about include:
- Firing weapons during training exercises
- Long periods of working around military vehicle engines
- Long periods of working on or beside aircrafts and helicopters
- Exposure to explosions in training scenarios
We have many years experience in advising members of the Armed Forces in a wide variety of claims, including claims for military related deafness.
When is noise deemed excessive?
Similarly to employers in the private sector, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) owe its personnel a duty of care to ensure they are reasonably safe whilst carrying out their duties, which includes providing correct, sufficient and effective personal protection equipment (PPE).
If you are exposed to short bursts of extremely loud noise, which exceeds 120dB, then there is a significant risk of sudden and immediate hearing loss.
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.
The MoD is also required to ensure that hearing protection is worn and not removed.
Why instruct Nigel Askew Solicitors to help you claim?
With so many law firms claiming to be experts in the field of military hearing loss claims, it can be difficult to decide who to instruct to help with your claim.
The solicitors at Nigel Askew have many years experience in dealing with military related hearing loss claims and our solicitors have helped clients in claims which have settled for sums in excess of £600,000.
The value of your claim will depend on a number of factors including if you were medically discharged, whether you intended to have a career in the military which was cut short and how your prospects of employment have been affected in civilian life.
We have a proven track record of success and are passionate about helping military clients who have had their hearing damaged during service.
- We are experts in military hearing loss claims
- We have a proven track record of winning military hearing loss claims for our clients
- If you have a claim, it will be funded on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis
- We will work as hard as we can to secure the highest award possible on your behalf
- 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.
To discuss your potential military hearing loss claim with us, call our 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 our Military deafness solicitors today
There are strict time limits in place when it comes to making a military deafness claim so we recommend you contact us as soon as possible.
We have many years experience in advising members of the Armed Forces in claims for military hearing loss and are able to advise you on the prospects of a claim today.
For a free and no obligation consultation regarding your military deafness claim, please call us on 01507 609027 or submit an online enquiry using the form on this page and indicate the most convenient time for us to reach you.
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