Military Hearing Loss
Many people who have served or are currently serving in the military and armed forces experience lasting side effects as a result of their bravery and sacrifice. All too often these effects are considered normal occupational hazards, but the team at Roper James are here to ensure that servicemen and women know that there are options available for those who have experienced significant impacts to their lives as a result of their service. Exposure to the explosions, gun fire and engine noises that are common in the military heightens the risk that members of the armed forces will incur noise-induced hearing loss, especially when combined with negligence on the part of supervisors when it comes to appropriate protections and risk mitigation. It is the duty of these individuals to protect your hearing, and financial compensation may be available. Noise-induced hearing loss and/or tinnitus can impact your life in one or more of the following ways:
- Engagement in life: It almost goes without saying, but when one of your senses is lost or diminished, the way that you interact with the world changes significantly. Although you have made incredible sacrifices as a member of the armed forces, your hearing and the associated effects on your personal life are not one of the sacrifices that anyone expects you to make.
- Mental health: Losing your hearing and dealing with the effects of noise-induced hearing loss and/or tinnitus is not an easy thing to do. Combined with the associated feelings surrounding your service to the country, coping with and going through these changes can have significant effects on your mental health.
- Employment options: Besides the physical and social impacts of noise-induced hearing loss, losing your hearing owing to noise exposure can make it difficult to secure future employment. Whether or not you have incurred medical expenses as a result of hearing loss and tinnitus, losing income is one of the most detrimental aspects for many men and women in this situation, especially if they are the primary breadwinner for their household.
Although some people feel as though there is nothing to be done when faced with this loss of hearing, there are answers and resources for you to take advantage of. These measures, such as filing a Military Noise Induced Hearing Loss and/or Tinnitus claim, are in place to provide for those who have experienced these effects as a result of negligence while serving in the military. Whether you are currently in the armed forces or have retired, please do not hesitate to take advantage of the financial compensation that you may be owed.
You do not have to deal with the effects of noise-induced military hearing loss and tinnitus alone. There are many resources out there that are available specifically to provide help and financial compensation for your sacrifice, and the experts at Roper James are ready to help you take full advantage of the benefits that you are eligible for. We are proud to act for our servicemen and women and have made it our duty to assist former and current members of the armed forces interested in receiving financial compensation. Many people do not claim their benefits owing to the seemingly daunting task of navigating the legal process of filing a claim, but here at Roper James, navigating legal matters is what we do best. Call today to schedule a consultation with one of our expert military noise-induced hearing loss team so that we can discuss your eligibility and next steps. Your initial consultation and advice are free and our team can offer a No Win No Fee agreement in place so you will not pay anything should your claim be unsuccessful. Do not try to go it alone or wait to get help, contact Roper James today, you can either call or email them.