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There have been a number of developments in the law relating to noise exposure in the workplace since 1963 when it was first officially recognised as...
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Produced in partnership with Sue Brown 15th Apr
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The primary resource used by medicolegal experts and the courts in the diagnosis of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the document by R. E. Coles,...
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In the majority of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims the noise exposure that caused the hearing damage occurred many years ago. The workplaces...
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Limitation is almost always an issue in noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims. The typical claimant is someone who was exposed to noise at work...
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Produced in partnership with Sue Brown 15th Apr
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Client’s instructionsAs with any personal injury claim the client’s instructions will be crucial. If they have remained resident in the area where the...
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12th Apr
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Basic pointers on audiogramsThe ability to read and interpret audiograms is essential when dealing with noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims. If...
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Produced in partnership with Sue Brown 12th Apr
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Noise-induced hearing loss is referred to as NIHL in this Practice Note.General damagesThe factors relevant to the likely level of general damages...
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Limitation in noise-induced hearing loss claimsTinnitus can cause some confusion in considering limitation. For further guidance, see Practice Note:...
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The date of the accident is potentially determinative of whether the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930 (TP(RAI)A 1930) or the new Third...
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Claim No. [insert number]In the County Court at [insert location]Between[Insert claimant name]        Claimantsand[Insert defendant...
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Air conduction (AC)The transmission of sound through the outer and middle ear to the inner ear. The standard audiogram is measuring air...
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