Hearing loss claims

The Association of British Insurers is calling for tighter rules for workers claiming compensation for noise-induced hearing loss.  It comes after the number of claims almost trebled in three years.  More than 70,000 people filed claims last year, down from 85,155 in the prior year but 189% up on 2011 figures.  Health and safety rules have curtailed dangerous levels of workplace noise since the 1990’s, yet claims have soared, the ABI said, adding that 70% of noise-induced hearing losses claims were unsuccessful.