No Win No Fee Military Deafness
If your hearing has been affected due to your career in the military then you may be able to make a No Win No Fee Military Deafness claim.
The solicitors at Nigel Askew Solicitors have over 20 years of experience in representing clients across England & Wales in complex and high value military related claims and have a proven track record of success.
Our lawyers currently act for both ex-military and current service men and women in No Win No Fee Military Deafness claims and are available to advise you on the prospects of a claim today.
If you would like to speak to a solicitor in our military claims department regarding a potential claim, please call us on 01507 609027 and we will be happy to help you.
What is a No Win No Fee Agreement?
“No Win No Fee” first sprung into prominence in the early 2000’s, with claims management firms and law firms advertising their services on the radio and TV.
No Win No Fee Agreements are the most common way for law firms to fund claims for personal injury and are always between a law firm and a client.
At Nigel Askew Solicitors we use these types of No Win No Fee agreements, which are also commonly referred to as “Conditional Fee Agreements” and “CFA’s”, to fund our work.
So, how do they work?
If our lawyers believe your potential claim has good prospects of success then we will offer to represent you in your claim and ask that you enter into an agreement with us. This enables us to get to work on your behalf.
If a claim fails for whatever reason, our law firm is not paid and you the client does not have to pay any of our solicitor’s fees for their time up to that point in the claims process.
For taking this risk, it is common for all law firms to agree with a client that they will be paid a percentage of the final compensation award at the end of a successful claim. We cap this fee at a maximum of 25%, so you receive the majority of the award.
For more information about No Win No Fee agreements or to start your military deafness claim, contact Nigel Askew Solicitors today by phone on 01507 609027 or submit your details via the form on this page.
How much can I claim for military deafness?
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive for your claim is dependent on a number of factors, the most important being the severity of your injuries and if your injuries have led to you suffering a financial loss.
Every claim is different, however compensation awards for personal injury claims are based on a set of national guidelines called the Judicial College Guidelines. These guideline are published for the assessment of general damages in personal injury cases.
The latest set of guidelines (the 15th edition) were in 2019 and example guidelines for varying degrees of deafness and hearing loss are set out below:
- Slight hearing loss – £4,850 to £8,250
- Mild Tinnitus – £8,250 to £9,570
- Partial hearing loss with moderate hearing loss – £9,750 to £19,500
- Partial hearing loss with severe tinnitus – £19,500 to £30,000
- Loss of hearing in one ear – £20,500 to £30,000
- Total deafness – £59,500 to £72,000
Every military hearing loss claim is different and your personal claim may be worth more or less than these figures quoted. These guidelines are purely used for illustrative purposes.
Military deafness claim amounts can be worth significantly more when “special damages” are taken into account. Special damages include loss of earning claims for past earnings lost and future earnings lost. Special damages can increase the military deafness claim amount by hundreds of thousands of pounds and in some cases, millions of pounds.
For example, our lawyers have helped settle individual cases in excess of £600,000. These compensation awards are made up of general damages for pain and suffering and special damages, which take into account loss of earnings claims.
Contact us today to see if you can claim financial compensation.
How long do I have to claim?
In most cases, the law states that there is a 3 year claim period that starts from the date of the accident, the date of a formal diagnosis or from the date you first linked your hearing loss with your work.
We always recommend that you contact us as soon as possible, to ensure that your claim does not fall outside of this strict 3 year claim period.
If you are unsure whether you can make a claim due to the fact you were exposed to noise more than 3 years ago, call our solicitors now. Our friendly solicitors can advise you whether your personal circumstances allow you to make a claim.
Call us on 01507 609027.
Why use Nigel Askew Solicitors to help with your claim?
We are proud to act for military personnel in a variety of military claims for personal injury, including cases for hearing loss and deafness.
We offer all our military clients a free initial phone consultation as standard. We will ask you about your military career, you exposure to noise during your service and the types of protection and PPE you have been given. We will build a picture of your potential claim and offer you the best advice we can.
During the claims process, we pride ourselves on going the “extra mile” for our No Win No Fee Military Deafness clients and regularly attend them at their homes to provide claim updates, take statements and sign documents.
We believe our personal service enables us to put together a stronger case for our clients, something which is simply not offered by larger firms.
How do I start my military deafness claim?
To start your No Win No Fee Military Deafness claim, call us on 01507 609027 or submit your details using the form on this page. If you submit an online enquiry, please indicate the best time for us to call you.
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