Tinnitus Compensation Claims
If you want to start a claim for Tinnitus Compensation, then you should discuss your case with a specialist lawyer who deals with Tinnitus cases such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your compensation claim has the best chance of success because Tylers Solicitors have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for Tinnitus sufferers.
If you want to proceed with your Tinnitus compensation claim, then you should call Tylers Solicitors (freephone) on 0800 699 0079 who can then continue to talk you through your Tinnitus compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone. We are a No Win No Fee tinnitus personal injury solicitors.
How do I claim compensation for tinnitus?
Tinnitus is a serious injury to your inner ear which can be caused by loud noises in the workplace. If a company has put you in danger of damage to your inner ear, causing tinnitus, then it is vital that you consult a solicitor who will claim compensation for your tinnitus.
Make sure you consult your doctor to confirm a diagnosis of your tinnitus injury. List down all of the symptoms you are feeling and then present this information to your professional injury lawyer, who will make a personal injury claim on your behalf.
Tinnitus is a condition that a person may get through health conditions, blood vessel disorders, effects from medications or injury to the ear(s). As a result of Tinnitus, the sufferer will hear ringing noises in the head or ears that are quite difficult to locate but can be quite frustrating and continuous, however, for many it is temporary. The frequency of the ringing can vary from a low pitch, medium pitch to a high pitch, and can sometimes be quite painful and irritating. Tinnitus is not life threatening or a massive problem, but you may find it difficult to carry out tasks within your job role and everyday life. You could be forced to have time off from your job, or in the worst circumstances, not even be able to go back to work. If this is the case, then you may be able to claim compensation for loss of earnings.
Got A Question About Tinnitus?
- Claiming For Your Tinnitus Injury
- Are You Suffering From Symptoms of Tinnitus?
- Your condition may be either subjective or objective:
- What is Subjective Tinnitus?
- What is Objective Tinnitus?
- What Causes Tinnitus?
- How Much Compensation Can I Claim For Tinnitus?
- What other types of Tinnitus are there?
- The Top 5 Remedies For Tinnitus Treatment
- I Have Developed Tinnitus At Work
- How To Make A Free Tinnitus Claim?
- Is there a treatment for Tinnitus?
- Tinnitus retraining therapy (TRT)
Tinnitus is not considered as an industrial disease very similar to Industrial Deafness; it is more a condition relating to the auditory pathways within the ears. Many people who suffer from Tinnitus can learn to live with it, sometimes actually getting used to it, and for many is not a big problem. Unfortunately, that is not true for everyone, and certain frequencies in sound can hurt the ears. It is also often wrongly reported that Tinnitus is a result of old age, which is not the case as people of all ages can develop Tinnitus due to being subject to noisy environments or reactions against medication. Going to noisy concerts or nightclubs is one of the causes of Tinnitus; also construction yards and loud workplaces are often reported as being the reason for developing Tinnitus.
The first major symptom of Tinnitus is a ringing in the ears or your head of various frequencies. Somebody can be sat listening to the radio like normal, whereas a person with Tinnitus may find the frequency and pitch quite frustrating and painful. This is usually a sign that you have developed Tinnitus and you should visit your doctor for a further diagnosis. This is a condition known as hyperacusis, an over-sensitivity to changes in frequency and sound.
Depending on the severity of your Tinnitus you may notice it in different places to others. Those with a mild case of Tinnitus will tend to notice it more when the environment is quiet; they will hear a low dull ringing which many sufferers can usually live with. A person with a weak case of Tinnitus may find it drowned out by a noisy environment, but it is not recommended in case you make your condition much worse.
The movement of your body can also bring on your Tinnitus depending on what you are doing and where you are. Your Tinnitus may start while you are lying down, or a sharp turn of the head can cause a sudden noise. This is caused by the blood vessels and muscles in your neck & head that can suddenly bring on Tinnitus. Also, people suffering from Tinnitus can be the victim of musical hallucinations where you may experience hearing repetitive songs.
- Subjective Tinnitus – Only you can hear the noises.
- Objective Tinnitus – A doctor may hear the noises while carrying out an examination.
Subjective Tinnitus is the more common type of Tinnitus in sufferers and accounts to 95% of Tinnitus cases worldwide. It is not quite yet understood what causes the damage to the ear, but it is believed that a malfunction causes it to the inside ear. Only the person affected with Subjective Tinnitus can hear the sounds within their ears or head. An ear examination can not verify subjective Tinnitus. Doctors refer to this Tinnitus by two meanings, symptomatic Tinnitus, in which a cause can be found, or idiopathic Tinnitus, where a cause cannot be found, with the latter being the much more widespread.
The least common type of Tinnitus is called Objective Tinnitus and accounts for around 5% of cases worldwide. This type of Tinnitus can be heard and proven by the examiner by using a stethoscope as the damage is near the surface of the ears. It is usually the blood vessels or muscles which are making the sounds. Objective Tinnitus can be cured whereas subjective Tinnitus is often not.
The condition is linked to many common problems in a person’s life:
- Concentration difficulty
- Exposure to loud noises
All of the above can be caused at the workplace and precautions need to be put in place to protect your ears in particular environments. For instance, if you are working on a loud construction yard working around heavy machinery then you need to be equipped with the correct safety apparatus, such as ear plugs or ear muffs, to drown out the loud noises that can damage your ears.
The British Tinnitus Association are a foundation offering advice and guidance about the condition which affects thousand of suffers nationally across Britain. If you are looking for more help visit www.tinnitus.org.uk
Depending on the severity of your Tinnitus you can get anywhere between £4,850 and £30,000. Courts view Tinnitus cases quite seriously due to the amounts of compensation you can claim. The compensation amount is also awarded due to loss of earnings and any future losses. It also covers the costs of hearing apparatus such as hearing aids and also training to cope with Tinnitus.
- Slight Tinnitus – £4,850 – £8,250
- Mild Tinnitus – £8,250 – £9,750
- Moderate Tinnitus – £9,750 – £19,500
- Severe Tinnitus – £19,500 – £30,000
- Acute Tinnitus
- Bilateral Tinnitus
- Chronic Tinnitus
- Eustachian Tube Tinnitus
- Intermittent Tinnitus
- Objective Tinnitus
- Pulsatile (Pulsating) Tinnitus
- Severe Tinnitus
- Sinus Tinnitus (Sinusitis)
- Sinusitis Tinnitus
- Somatic Tinnitus
- Temporary Tinnitus
- TMJ Tinnitus
- Unilateral Tinnitus
- Vascular Tinnitus
- Subjective Tinnitus
- Neurological Tinnitus
- Somatic Tinnitus
There are many treatments that people tend to use to try and treat their tinnitus problem. Some turn to herbal remedies while others turn to spiritual. Here are the top 5 approaches:
1. Acupuncture – There is a split opinion on whether or not acupuncture works as some have reported it as doing so, while others haven’t. Acupuncture is said to take between 10-15 sessions before improvements have been noticed.
2. Gingko Biloba – A very well studied herbal medicine, Gingko Biloba is supposed to enhance the blood flow to the edge of the body (otherwise known as the periphery), and also is said to affect the head and brain more so than the rest of the body.
3. Eustachian Tube Drainage – A tube drainage technique that drains fluid from behind the eardrum. This will help your tinnitus if your condition is ear fluid congestion related.
4. Supplements – There are many drugs & natural remedies that people turn to try and treat their tinnitus. Zinc & B12 are two common ones that we tend to read about.
5. Neural Therapy – This is an injection to the ear which is designed for pain control. Neural therapy targets the same points that acupuncture usually would which help to correct the nerve impulses within the ear.
Our solicitor advice would be for you to have your ears medically checked if you feel you may be suffering Tinnitus. If results from your tests show that your condition is work related, then you may be entitled to compensation. Your organisation may not be following the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 which protects employees for incidents that lead to stress, depression, etc. Get in touch with our professional team for expert help and knowledge to dispute your claim with the aim to get you the compensation you deserve. Our team are friendly & approachable and always take care of our clients.
All our consultations offer free no obligation advice. When you make a claim with Tylers Solicitors, our priority is to take any stress or strain out of the process. As we deal with claims locally in Manchester and across the UK, we will ensure your case is strong enough to deliver the best results in compensation. We may need to if you have not already sent you for a medical or we may contact your doctor for your record.
Claims injury specialist, Tylers Solicitors work on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ arrangement and are always available to answer any of your questions giving you free responsive legal support during your claim. If you feel you have developed Tinnitus because of your workplace environment, then please call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a claim today and receive compensation for an injury.
Many people are lucky, when they develop Tinnitus it can often go away on its own, or the severity can reduce. One of the best treatments for Tinnitus is how you live your everyday life, and it is something we advise all Tinnitus suffers, to get themselves into a habit of reducing loud noises when necessary, such as the television or radio, and try to avoid loud places, such as construction yards or concerts. Your Tinnitus could be brought on by a build-up of ear wax, in which case some ear drops would be recommended. There are ways of reducing Tinnitus, but it seldom goes away, most treatments today are aimed at helping you to manage the condition.
Get some counselling to help you to live with the condition. Learning more about the condition will help you to understand better how to deal with everyday life as a sufferer of Tinnitus. Talking to somebody rather than trying to live with it will more often help you than not.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
A practice that helps you to retrain your brain and the way you think about Tinnitus. When a person’s Tinnitus develops they may get stressed or depressed, but what they do not know is that this only makes it worse. If you can train yourself to ignore it or try to occupy yourself to try and take away your thoughts away from your condition, then you will not get as stressed, which can help avoid the Tinnitus getting any worse.
This is the practice of training your mind, so certain sounds become a part of your subconscious instead of your conscious perception. Imagine you live on the main road, and your bedroom is at the front of the house with the road being busy at night. At first the sounds are an annoyance, but eventually, you naturally train yourself to send these sounds to the subconscious part of your mind. Many people don’t even realise it, but this is a natural ability that you teach yourself in such an environment.