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Is noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) / tinnitus a disease claim – or an injury claim?

On 16th October 2014, Mr Justice Phillips sat in the High Court in Cardiff to hear arguments on the issues surrounding whether noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) / tinnitus should be classed as a disease claim - or an injury claim.  The hearing was for the purposes of fixed success fees pursuant to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) 45.23(3)(e) – section V ‘Fixed recoverable success fees…

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It’s all in the statistics: What you need to know about catastrophic injury claims…

It’s a proven fact that the rise in catastrophic injury cases is continuing to demonstrate a noticeable trend.  The rise is not admittedly as ‘fast and furious’ as in previous years; however, catastrophic injury claims are still most definitely on the increase. Perhaps it’s down to the fact that patients are developing a greater awareness of their rights to question medical…

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Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL): Is it injury or disease…?

Mr Justice Phillips sat in the High Court in Cardiff on 16th October 2014 to hear arguments on the issues as to whether noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is an injury or a disease.  The hearing was for the purposes of fixed success fees pursuant to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) 45.23(3)(e) – section V ‘Fixed recoverable success fees in employers’ liability disease claims’. …

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The truth behind the increase in industrial deafness claims…

Also known as occupational deafness or noise induced hearing loss, industrial deafness can be caused by no end of factors and working environments where noise levels are above the accepted minimum.  Professions and industries which are most commonly associated with industrial deafness claims include engineering and construction, manufacturing and factories, and quarries, foundries and mines.…

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Popularity of cosmetic dentistry sees rise in dental clinical negligence cases…

The number of dental clinical negligence cases isn’t rising as dramatically as some reports may lead you to believe.  However, there is a slow, yet steady, increase in the number of patients reporting occurrences of dental clinical negligence – particularly in cosmetic dentistry. Whilst the vast majority of dentists and dental technicians are very good at what they do, errors unfortunately…

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