Veteran Awarded £43k for Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claim
Our Client’s Background
Our client was employed within the Royal Navy as a Royal Marine situated in military locations across England from 8 October 1990 till May 2000. He was part of the Corps Shooting Team in 1991 followed by the Anti-tanks Support Company from 1991 – 1994.
Our Client’s Military Noise Induced Hearing Loss
During his service our client was exposed to noise from the following sources which varied in time and occasions:
- Fixed-Wing Aircraft
- Naval Vessels
- Anti-aircraft Defense
- Anti-tank Munitions
- Small Arms and Firearms
- Other Weapons/Equipment
Our client was only ever provided with hearing protection during range firing on occasions and was not disciplined if he did not wear them. Furthermore, he notes that when carrying out live firing of rifles or explosions, ear plugs could not be worn.
A medical report was obtained for our client evidencing and supporting his condition of Military Noise Induced Hearing Loss and tinnitus due to service from Graham Cox. A further report from an audiologist was also requested in relation to the provision of hearing aids.
Noise Induced Hearing Loss – Legal Action
Expert solicitor, Stacy Pimlott undertook the case, highlighting the client’s exposure to hazardous noise without adequate protection.
With the expert legal guidance of our military/industrial disease solicitor, Stacy Pimlott our client secured a substantial settlement of £43,000.00. This compensation recognises the impact of the client’s dedicated service and the resulting industrial disease.
This case underscores the importance of ensuring the welfare of military personnel by providing consistent protective measures against occupational hazards. Stacy Pimlott’s commitment to securing justice for our client demonstrates her expertise in handling complex military industrial disease claims.
Making a Claim for Military Noise Induced Hearing Loss
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