If you are considering making an industrial deafness claim, it is a process, and just like with all other compensation claims, it needs patience. You need to follow and adhere the rules and regulations that govern the industrial deafness claim if you are to stand a chance of getting a fair compensation for your loss. If you are suffering from the loss of hearing or complete deafness from your current job or the one that you had previously, you are eligible to make a claim. You need not be working with the same company to be eligible for compensation for your loss.
However to get the best possible compensation, you will have to make your claim right and have all details taken care of. Using a specialist is probably the best way to ensure that your claim gets the attention that it deserves. That said the following are some tips that you could use while making an industrial deafness claim.
Proof that you are deaf
Needless to say, before you can place a claim, you will need to prove that you are indeed deaf. To prove this, visit an experienced and qualified audiologist. The audiologist will not only provide you with a report proving that you are deaf, but they will also determine the extent of damage caused, how it will affect you and the steps that can be taken to repair the damage caused.
In addition to this, you will have to establish the negligence of the employer, in the event that you worked in a noisy environment and the fact that no steps were taken to reduce the noise levels at the workplace or even provide safety gadgets such as ear defenders. If you have proof of the employer’s negligence, then you have a foundation to make a claim.
Prove the workplace negative effects
It is not enough to establish that it is due to the negligence of the employer that you have your hearing problem. You will have to arrange testimonies from the colleagues you worked with in the workplace to act as witnesses. A qualified legal team will effortlessly guide you through this step. They will help you to find evidence that may come in handy in the filing of the claim, and that will work to your benefit when it comes to the amount of compensation.
If you are considering making an industrial deafness claim, it is also advisable that you consider having yourself checked for the presence of Tinnitus. While by itself it is not enough to file an industrial deafness claim, it surely will boost the amount of compensation you get in the end. If you believe that Tinnitus developed as a result of your loss of hearing, then you should by all means add it to the claim that you are about to make.
If you plan on making an industrial deafness claim, you should know that you only have three years to file a claim for your compensation. You should, therefore, waste no time – file for your claim today.