Tinnitus Compensation Claims

If you have suffered with tinnitus as a result of industrial deafness caused by your work, you will be entitled to compensation. Employers have a duty of care to their employees to ensure they are safe while performing their duties.

Our solicitors are experts in industrial illness and have helped many people in the UK compile successful claims against their negligent employers. To speak to a member of our team about a claim, call us on 0800 10 757 95, fill in our online enquiry form or chat to us directly using our e-chat function.

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What is tinnitus?

Tinnitus is caused by severe noise endured over a prolonged period of time. It is most common in workplaces with high levels of industrial noise where little or no ear protection has been provided. Common symptoms include being able to hear the following noises:

  • Whistling
  • Ringing
  • Buzzing
  • Whooshing or rushing
  • Hissing

These symptoms may be constant or intermittent, and most sufferers experience their symptoms loudest when it is quiet; for example, during the night, which can affect sleep. The condition can have a severely detrimental impact on your life.

Causes of tinnitus

There are multiple reasons for the onset of tinnitus. Certain medicines and Meniere’s disease are known to result in symptoms, although noise-induced hearing loss accounts for the majority of cases.

Unfortunately, there are no definitive causes of the condition and why it so often occurs in those suffering from industrial deafness. However, many believe that excessive noise damages the inner ear, which causes it to send incorrect signals to the brain, resulting in the types of noises experienced by tinnitus sufferers.

Whiplash and tinnitus

Whiplash victims sometimes experience tinnitus or ringing in the ears after suffering a neck injury. This can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • High levels of noise generated in a car crash or by cutting equipment
  • Jaw alignment affected by a neck injury
  • Earwax blockage

If you have suffered tinnitus due to whiplash, we advise you to speak to the specialists here at YouClaim to make a claim for compensation.

Ear syringing and tinnitus

Many health professionals believe that syringing treatment can actually damage the inside of the ear, resulting in hearing loss or impairment. This belief centres on the issue that the pressure with which the fluid is applied can be harmful to the inner ear. The power of the water hitting the eardrum and the noise of the water ‘whooshing’ past it have both been highlighted as possible hazards.

Guidance for treatment warns against its use for those with certain other ear problems; for instance, hearing loss in the opposite ear or something other than wax trapped in the patient’s ear.

If syringing has caused or worsened your hearing loss, or if you think your tinnitus could be down to syringing treatment, the solicitors at YouClaim will be able to help you start your claim for compensation.

How YouClaim can help

Our team has helped many workers who have tinnitus through no fault of their own make claims for compensation, so we understand what you are going through and we are here to help you through it. We help by securing you compensation to cover the cost of your injury, which includes any lost earnings, medical treatment, rehabilitation and any other expenses incurred as a result of your hearing loss.

We do all the hard work so you can focus on getting suitable treatment; however, we certainly won't keep you out of the loop and our solicitors will provide regular updates on the progress of your case. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Get started today

If you have tinnitus as a result of working in a noisy environment and you believe that your employer could have done more to protect you, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. To start your claim, call us on 0800 10 757 95, chat to us using our e-chat function or fill in our online enquiry form and let us know a suitable time to get in touch with you.

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