Ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitus, is a condition often associated with noise damage most often from working in a noisy workplace or environment. Although other causes do exist – such as side effects from certain medication – in the majority of cases the cause of the ringing can be traced back to time spent working in a noisy environment, often many years in the past and long before the tinnitus became noticeable.
Tinnitus affects sufferers in different ways. Whilst most individuals with the complaint will refer to the symptoms as a ‘ringing’ in the ears, this is certainly not the only description and it is commonly described as a buzzing, hissing, whistling or humming but ultimately it all still amounts to the same condition. For those lucky enough not to have the condition it may sound relatively trivial but nothing could be further from the truth. As with most medical conditions there are varying degrees of severity but at its worst tinnitus can have a very serious impact upon the life of the sufferer causing sleep deprivation and inability to concentrate, which may need substantial and on-going medical intervention.
If you feel that your hearing has been damaged from your work then see how much you can claim using our tinnitus compensation calculator. You will be able to see how much you’re able to claim, whether your tinnitus is mild or severe.
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One of the most common causes of tinnitus is prolonged exposure to very loud noise. Some people develop persistent tinnitus after being subjected to loud noise for a number of years, for example after years of working in a loud job. If you’re suffering from tinnitus after being exposed to a noisy workplace or job, then complete our claim form to see if you have a claim for compensation.
Some of these typical workplaces we’ve seen claimants work in, include:
Factories – Noise induced hearing loss from loud machinery
Construction or building sites – Tinnitus from poor ear protection
Ship yards – Hearing loss from loud machinery
Coal mines – Miner’s tinnitus & hearing loss
Forging, pressing or stamping – Tinnitus from loud pressing noises
Canning or bottling – Loud production lines
Garages or workshops – Working with running engines
Paper, printing or board making – Repetitive loud factory noises
The Army – Hearing loss from ordnance
Call centres – Acoustic shock from sudden loud noises
No Win No Fee Hearing Loss Compensation
Mercury Legal are experts in claiming compensation for tinnitus and noise-induced hearing loss sufferers. Our solicitors have recovered millions of pounds in compensation for the unfortunate victims of this industrial disease. We never ask for any up front fees and you do not have to pay any legal costs, even if your case is unsuccessful through no fault of your own. Rest assured that once you speak to us you will not have to pay any money whatsoever up front, and even if your case is unsuccessful by no fault of your own you’ll never be required to pay anything to us. Find out more about how you can make a no win no fee claim with us.
To see how much you may be entitled to, visit our compensation calculator page. Remember the figures quoted are for your general damages only, if you need additional funds to purchase a digital hearing aid, a white noise meter or indeed anything else we will look to recover further compensation over and above your general damages to pay for such items.
Contact Mercury legal today and speak to one of our experts to see if we can help you.
Tinnitus Causes, Symptoms and Cure
The symptoms of tinnitus is perceived as a high-frequency sound such as hissing, whistling or buzzing. You’ll find some other types of ear ringing.
For a few people, the symptoms of ringing ears can be a low – pitch noise, like rumbling, humming, murmuring or deep droning. Others with ringing in the ears experience sound hallucinations, where they repeatedly pick up songs or musical tunes in their head.
If you’ve been diagnosed with any of the symptoms below or believe that you suffer from tinnitus because you worked in a noisy factory, construction site, ship yard, mine or call centre then speak to one of our tinnitus claims team to see if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation – call 0800 122 3130. Alternatively, you can start a claim online by completing a tinnitus claim form and one of our solicitors will call you back.