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Industrial deafness » Claiming benefits


If you have sustained some degree of industrial deafness, you may be able to get Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit through Jobcentre Plus. This benefit is available to people who have worked for more than 10 years in a line of work known to frequently result in industrial deafness.

However, you may also be eligible for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit if you worked in close proximity to someone that was doing work that can lead to industrial deafness.

Claiming Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit


Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit is also available to those who have an asbestos-related disease, asthma, chronic bronchitis, pneumoconiosis, tenosynovitis or vibration white finger, although other illnesses may also entitle you to it. If you wish to find out what other injuries and illnesses are covered, your local social security office should be able to help.

There is an eligibility time limit of five years from the time you stop working at the place that caused the industrial deafness to the first time you make a claim for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

A hearing test will be arranged by the Jobcentre in order to find out to what level your hearing has been damaged. Hearing loss caused by inner ear damage must be at least 50 dB in both ears and at least one must have sustained this damage as a result of your work.

Disablement Amount awarded
100% 127.10
90% 114.39
80% 101.68
70% 88.97
60% 76.26
50% 63.55
40% 50.84
30% 38.13
20% 25.42

The above information regarding Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit is accurate as of April 2006.

If you are not claiming Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and believe that you should receive it, please see http://www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk or telephone your local Jobcentre to find out more about claiming. You can also find out about other types of benefit that may be available to you.

Getting industrial deafness compensation


Employers have a duty of care over the people who work at the company and must act in order to preserve their health and safety. Unfortunately, the effects of noise at work have been underestimated for many years and it is now becoming clear that thousands of workers have developed industrial deafness as a result of their work.

If you have hearing loss or tinnitus that has been caused by a noisy workplace, you may well be able to make a compensation claim. We are experts in industrial deafness claims and over the years have helped many people to get personal injury compensation from their employers.

If you want to start an industrial deafness claim today or would like to find out more about our no win, no fee solicitors, please call us on 01582 437070 or complete our online claim form and one of our advisors will get back to you.