You're entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim for industrial deafness if you have hearing damage or tinnitus as a result of hazardous workplace noise. Below is the amount of compensation you'd recieve based on how much your ears were affected. Due to the differences in each case of industrial deafness, predicting an accurate amount is sometimes difficult. Hearing damage could consist of a degree of deafness alone, tinnitus by itself, or a combination of tinnitus and deafness. The extent of hearing loss can vary widely.
The following data provides a general estimate for the award amounts of personal injury compensation for tinnitus or industrial deafness claims:
Total deafness: £50,000 to £65,000
Total hearing loss in one ear: £17,000 to £25,000
Severe tinnitus/hearing loss: £15,000 to £25,000
Moderate tinnitus/hearing loss: £7,000 to £15,000
Mild tinnitus with some hearing loss: £7,000 to £8,000
Slight or occasional tinnitus with slight hearing loss: £3,000 to £7,000
Other variables that affect the amount of industrial deafness compensation awards include the age of the person and the detrimental effect that the hearing loss could have on that persons's future earnings and job performance.