Rising claims against employers for noise-induced hearing loss prompts review.
The Ministry of Justice has asked the Civil Justice Council (CJC) to consider the issue of industrial noise-induced hearing loss and the rising number of claims against employers.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) recently published new statistics showing that since 2012, more than 200,000 claims for noise-induced hearing loss have been raised against employers, with claimant lawyers receiving on average three times as much in legal fees as claimants do in compensation.
James Dalton, the ABI’s director of general insurance policy, said: “Today’s announcement by the Ministry of Justice is a positive development. The skyrock
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