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Is Noise Related Hearing Loss a Disease or an Injury?
The High Court has recently ruled in a case involving former employees of BT that Noise Related Hearing Loss should be treated as a disease, not an injury.
BT’s legal team tried to argue that as a non-freezing cold injury was classed as an injury in 2012, so should noise related hearing loss claims.
This argument, if accepted, would have resulted in a big reduction in costs recoverable in these cases. The High Court rejected the argument stating that occupational deafness had been legally defined as a disease since 1975.
At Pearson’s we specialise in occupational deafness cases as well as other disease cases, including asbestos-related injury work and work related upper limb disorder cases.
If you think your job has resulted in hearing loss and deafness call 0161 785 3500 or email email@example.com