An ear injury may involve some degree of hearing loss, or physical damage to the actual outer ear. The ear has three specific parts: the inner ear, the middle ear which contains the ear drum, and the outside ear which is visible. If damage occurs to any of the internal ear structures it could result in a ringing noise (tinnitus) or deafness.
Hearing loss can be a frustrating injury, making social interactions quite difficult. Acquiring hearing loss unexpectedly can be challenging and lead to a feeling of social isolation, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety.
Causes of Ear Damage & Hearing Loss
Many of the hearing loss claims that Express Solicitors handle, have occurred as a result of long-term exposure to loud noise during the course of employment. If this is the case, please visit our Industrial Deafness page.
Express Solicitors have a specialist Serious Injury Department that has experience and expertise in handling ear and hearing loss claims.
A number of factors will be taken into account when making a claim of this nature. These may include: age, severity of hearing loss, whether you have further health problems due to the injury (e.g. dizziness, depression).