Obtaining medical evidence in Noise Induced Hearing Loss claims

In low value Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) claims, the issue of proportionality is a key area of contention for defendants seeking the court’s permission to rely on their own medical evidence. Recently, DWF’s Occupational Health team has successfully appealed two decisions in which permission was originally refused. In this article Emma Woollard examines the issues and considers the practical steps to be taken when they arise. 

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Helen Elsworth


I am a Partner in the firm’s Leeds office, specialising in occupational health.