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Thousands claim cash for being made deaf by their job in new whiplash scandal

The flood of claims for whiplash injuries became one of the big scandals of the last decade. Now the insurance industry is preparing itself for a new wave of victims claiming compensation – this time for deafness.

As published in the Mail on Sunday 9 August 2015

Tens of thousands of claims for hearing loss blamed on noise in the workplace are already being processed and the phenomenon is being dubbed ‘the new whiplash’.

And the outcry is set to grow louder after the Serious Fraud Office launched an investigation into accounting irregularities at insurance claims handler Quindell last week.

Tens of thousands of claims for hearing loss blamed on noise in the workplace are already being processed and the phenomenon is being dubbed ‘the new whiplash’.

And the outcry is set to grow louder after the Serious Fraud Office launched an investigation into accounting irregularities at insurance claims handler Quindell last week.

Read the full article in the Mail on Sunday »

Ian Macalister

Partner

I have a special interest and expertise in employer's liability and occupational disease claims. I lead a team of 35 fee earners acting for composite insurers, as well as self-insured undertakings.

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