How much compensation for industrial deafness?

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How much compensation for industrial deafness?If you have suffered industrial deafness as a result of your working environment you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim.

Industrial deafness

Industrial deafness (also referred to as occupational deafness or noise induced hearing loss) is a condition that results in the loss of hearing due to an individual’s working environment. It can include permanent symptoms or can exist over a prolonged period of time.

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All employers have a duty of care to ensure the overall safety of the workplace. They are required to make sure it’s free from the risk of an accident or injury by ensuring:

  • Competent workers are employed
  • Equipment provided to workers complies with safety requirements
  • Adequate clothing and safety equipment is available, if required
  • All staff are properly trained and supervised

If you have suffered industrial deafness due to your working environment caused by a breach of one of the above duties you may be eligible to make a compensation claim for personal injury.

What should I do?

If you believe your employer is at fault causing your industrial deafness, the first step is to contact personal injury solicitors with experience in this area.

An evaluation of your claim will be the next step and if there appears to be a valid claim, they will bring the compensation claim against your employer on your behalf. This area of the law can be complicated making it imperative to contact a legal team with previous experience, knowledge and success.

Levels of compensation

The amount of compensation that can be claimed for industrial deafness depends on several factors including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Whether the hearing damage is partial or total
  • If you suffer from tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • If the hearing loss is in one or both ears

The following is just a guide as to the levels of compensation available for pain and suffering:

  • Some hearing loss with occasional tinnitus – £4,800 – £8,000
  • Hearing loss and more serious tinnitus – £8,000 – £19,000
  • More serious hearing loss and severe tinnitus – £19,000 – £30,000
  • Total hearing loss in one ear with tinnitus – up to £29,000
  • Total hearing loss in both ears with tinnitus – up to £70,000


Your personal injury compensation claim may also involve a claim for lost wages, travel expenses, medication and any other reasonable expenses which have been incurred following and as a result of the accident. This will depend upon the individual circumstances of your case.

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