BT's admission of fault now makes it easier for engineers to make a claim for hearing loss and tinnitus.
Any telephone engineer who has worked for BT either now or in the past, could be entitled to compensation if they are suffering from deafness or tinnitus caused by their job.
Getting NIHL compensation is now even more straightforward since BT Legal's admission that the green sets it provided to its engineers exposed them to excessive levels of noise. BT has now admitted it was negligent of the company to require its employees to use the equipment.
If you worked as a BT engineer and you are now suffering hearing loss, call our industrial deafness team on 0800 633 5730.
£18,000 compensation was paid to a BT engineer who suffered hearing loss after long term use of oscillators and amplifiers used to detect a tone on a line during cable changing.
This is just one of many claims where BT have admitted their liability and agreed compensation.
If your hearing was damaged because you were not protected from harm at work, seek legal advice.
Deafness claims are not just restricted to telephone engineers.
Workers in all sorts of industries who have suffered Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) are entitled to make a claim, such as those working in:
- Steel working.
- Factory work.
- Textiles and weaving.
- Call centres.
Making a deafness claim.
We are 'No Win-No Fee' solicitors, you only pay our costs if we win you a payout.
Your hearing is more delicate and sensitive than you may realise, and for the vast majority of people any hearing damage is a long term and permanent.
The damage sustained can be sudden and can happen after a loud high pitched noise, however for the majority of sufferers it happens slowly over a prolonged period of time.
To make a claim you will be required to have a hearing test to prove that you are suffering from damaged hearing and to assess the extent of the damage.
Worried about discrimination after making a claim?
By law all employers must have Employers’ Liability Insurance, which is there to pay out compensation to employees injured at work.
As you will be paid by your employer's insurers you do not need to worry that you will lose your job, or that the company will have to cease trading if you make a claim.
If you make a claim and your employer then discriminates against you or unfairly dismisses you, you are protected by law. If this does happen you are entitled to make a further claim against your employer citing the discrimination you have experienced.
Why choose Imperium Law for your claim?
We are specialist hearing claim solicitors.
Our Company Directer Philip Jackson has extensive experience in this area of law. Added to his legal knowledge is a medical understanding of NIHL, which has enabled him to win compensation on behalf of many claimants.
A call to us can get you the compensation you deserve.
With Philip Jackson's guidance our solicitors have successfully represented workers from many different industries.
We championed the cause of a group of workers from Bamfords, Brittains Paper, Courtaulds Textiles, TM Birkett Billington and Johnson Bros, and successfully achieved a compensation payout of between £4,000 and £6,000 for each worker.
Choosing us means having a specialist law firm on your side, one with the right experience and expertise to get you the maximum payout possible.
To speak to us about making a hearing claim call us free on 0800 633 5730 or fill in our call back form.
After reviewing your case we can advise if you are entitled to make a claim, and how much compensation you could receive.
Call us free on 0800 633 5730 for 'No Win-No Fee' legal advice and to find out what similar claims have paid out.