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A job in the armed forces will often be associated with danger and risk.  However, the Ministry of Defence is still obliged to protect its employees as best it can from injury and illness.  Any employer, where it has control of the environment in which the employee works, must ensure that environment is safe.

Exposure to excessive noise can cause hearing loss and tinnitus.  The latter is an unpleasant condition that often described as a ringing, buzzing or hissing sound and can be present constantly or intermittently.  The need for adequate ear protection in such circumstances has long been established.  Unfortunately, it took some employers longer than others to realise and fulfil their obligation to provide protection. 

In order to potentially make a claim for noise induced hearing loss you must fulfil the following criteria:
1. You believe you suffer from reduced hearing and/or tinnitus;
2. You were in MOD employment at anytime after 1987 and
3. You were exposed to excessive noise during your employment.

It is advisable to seek our advice as soon as possible after you become aware of any of the symptoms described above as there can be a time limit within which you may claim. 6 Edwards & Co. has conducted thousands of claims for noise induced hearing loss against various defendants, including the MOD. We provide unrivalled expertise, service and results. Contact us now at info@edwardsandcompany.co.uk

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