Deafness claims

Deafness claims guidance:

Produced in partnership with Tom Pacey of 12KBW STOP PRESS: Note that amendments to CPR PD 22 regarding statements of truth will come into force on 6 April 2020. The...

Precedents

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, M. E. Lutman and J....

Practice Note

Client’s instructions As with any personal injury claim the client’s instructions will be crucial. Particularly if the client has remained resident in the area where the...

Practice Note

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Precedents

Limitation is almost always an issue in NIHL claims. The typical claimant is someone who was exposed to noise at work much more than three years before they approached a...

Practice Note

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 a problem. It is...

Practice Note

Noise induced hearing loss is referred to as NIHL in this Practice Note. General damages The factors relevant to the likely level of general damages (and questions that...

Practice Note

Basic pointers on audiograms The ability to read and interpret audiograms is essential when dealing with noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims. If the audiogram does...

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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 conduction. Age-associated...

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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 may have closed down...

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