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Military Hearing Loss Claims and Compensation

Hearing damage is a prevalent yet often overlooked affliction among veterans and serving military personnel, a silent battle wound stemming from the harsh auditory environment of military service. The sudden, piercing sound of gunfire and explosions, or the relentless drone of machinery and aircraft, places our servicemen and women at significant risk of hearing impairment.

An estimated 300,0001 former military personnel suffer from conditions such as hearing loss and tinnitus – a persistent ringing, buzzing, or humming in the ears that can disrupt daily life. If you suffer from these symptoms, you should consider making a military hearing loss claim.

Many hesitate to seek compensation for hearing loss due to military service, bound by a sense of duty or the belief that such risks are inherent to service. However, it’s vital to understand that enduring in silence is not a measure of loyalty or commitment. Every service member has the right to support and compensation for injuries sustained in the line of duty, including auditory damage.

It’s essential to distinguish between pursuing a civil compensation claim and seeking payment through the War Pension/Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. You, as a claimant, have the right to pursue both options. Typically, a civil claim for compensation yields a significantly higher financial award.

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    Supporting your military hearing loss compensation claim

    Our team of experienced military injury solicitors are dedicated to assisting you in obtaining compensation for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and Tinnitus.

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    Client Success Story: A former Warrant Officer’s journey from silence to compensation

    We represent a former Warrant Officer in his compensation claim against the Ministry of Defence (MOD). His prolonged exposure to loud noises during his service has resulted in permanent hearing loss and tinnitus. This condition has led to his medical discharge from the Army, rendering him unable to continue his military career due to the injuries sustained.

    We have successfully secured an admission of liability from the MOD and are currently in the process of negotiating a settlement. Our goal is to guarantee that his future requirements are met and that he receives full compensation for his losses.

    Hearing issues can worsen with age. While compensation might not seem urgent now, your needs and perspectives may evolve. Act today to secure the compensation you rightfully deserve.

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    Your first step towards compensation

    Let us guide you through the claims process and explore the circumstances of your case. If you’ve served in the military (or are currently serving) and are facing hearing loss challenges, click here to complete an online enquiry form to initiate your claim.

    Don’t let hearing loss caused by military service define you. Take the first step towards recognition and compensation today.

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