When you make an acoustic shock claim with us, we'll let you know exactly what we're doing at every stage, and what we need from you. Getting a claim started is simple – all you need to do is contact us.
You can call us today on 0800 056 4110 for a free initial consultation – we'll discuss your condition, and whether we think you can claim. If we think you've got a case, your claim will usually progress through these four stages:
Stage One: Information Gathering
You'll have a medical examination with a hearing expert to assess your symptoms, their extent, their cause, and that you're definitely suffering from acoustic shock.
The main symptoms are tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and an increased and painful sensitivity to sound, but not necessarily a noticeable loss of hearing – it can happen in some cases, but not all.
Stage Two: Rehabilitation
If you have any care or support needs as a result of your acoustic shock, we'll identify exactly what these are and help you access them as conveniently as possible.
Although there aren't established physical treatments for acoustic shock, hearing damage can have a number of psychological effects, such as anxiety or depression.
Stage Three: Compensation
We'll calculate how much compensation you'll receive based on a few factors, including:
- The severity of your condition
- Medical expenses you’ve had to pay, or will have in the future
- Your occupation, and the impact your condition will have on your ability to work
- Your pain and suffering
We'll then put the case to your employer (or former employer). They may accept blame early on, or could challenge the findings, which would result in the claim being settled in court. Most claims settle out of court – but if you do have to go to court we will be there to support you. If your former employer has gone out of business, we'll track down their insurer, who will be responsible for your compensation.
Stage Four: Conclusion
When your case concludes, you'll be awarded compensation if you're successful. Our fees will mostly be paid by your opponent, with a portion of your compensation settlement covering the rest.
If we agreed to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee* arrangement, then you won't have to pay anything if you were unsuccessful.
If you have any questions about the claims process for acoustic shock, please contact us today on 0800 056 4110.