Military Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
To assess your eligibility for a Military Noise Induced Hearing Loss (M-NIHL) and/or Tinnitus claim, the first step is to contact us for an initial FREE consultation. We will start by discussing your circumstances and advise you accordingly.
Military personnel are often exposed to noises such as gunfire, mortars, bombs, artillery, aircraft and vehicle engines and machinery. Many do not always have the benefit of hearing protection and even if provided they may have been sub-standard. This can lead to hearing loss and tinnitus.
A key date to consider is May 1987 as beforehand, military personnel were prevented from making personal injury claims against the Crown. Therefore, providing the majority of your exposure was after May 1987, you may be able to pursue a military hearing loss claim.
To make a M-NIHL claim, you need to have served in the Forces (this also includes the Territorial Army and Reserves). Your job title or position whilst serving is irrelevant, as long as you had some type of exposure to noise, normally to weapons firing, even if just during basic training.
It does not matter if your symptoms are only minor at the moment; it is important to consider how they may deteriorate and affect you in the future. If following a previous hearing test you were assured that your hearing was satisfactory, that does not mean that is the case today. M-NIHL can progress at an accelerated rate after the exposure occurred. Any current diagnosis will be based on any hearing test carried out now.
If you would like to discuss a claim with us, we will provide you with FREE initial advice. If we find that you have grounds to make a claim then we will offer a No Win No Fee agreement which means that you will pay nothing if your claim is unsuccessful.
Jon says “I take great pleasure in representing members of the Armed Forces and to ensure that they receive the appropriate compensation for any injuries incurred whilst serving their Country.”