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          Noise Induced Hearing Loss – Deafness Claims

          Market leading noise induced hearing loss claims service

          Our NIHL team leads the way in dealing with deafness claims across the UK and Ireland. We work hard to use our technical expertise to strike out claims and recover defense costs.

          We appreciate the need to identify only the right claims to pursue at the earliest stage providing cost effective commercial and strategic advice backed by data and analytics, we take a modern approach

          We aim to protect your interests, prevent claims leakage and provide a service that is self-funding. With tested strategies for striking out claims at an early stage, we take advantage of procedural irregularities to empower our clients to avoid the costs protection provisions enjoyed by Claimants and to recover defense costs.

          What sets us apart is our commitment to innovation, however. Access to insightful reporting, using our suite of management information tools, allows us to tailor bespoke reports targeting your specific requirements. These combine to target problem areas and achieve positive outcomes and financial savings – settling payers quickly and making sure we fight the right battles.

          International industry leaders

          Our approach is collaborative and grounded in many years at the forefront of this area of work.

          Deafness claims have quadrupled since 2008 and with the advent of a claims portal for RTA and lower value EL and PL claims, accompanied by a fixed recoverable costs regime for those claims has led to a huge surge in farmed, long-tail disease claims, particularly in relation to deafness, as Claimant legal practices and their funders look to replace falling income and profits with more lucrative work.

          Do you need help with this specialist and complex area of EL disease work?

          • Concerned about fraud? Do you want a better process for identifying duplicate claims? Do you need a means of robustly responding to deafness claims against your business Managing the surge in NIHL claims?
          • The dwf deafness toolkit is designed to assist in handling NIHL claims.
          • Assessing claims validation, the DWF Deafness Toolkit can also be used as an anti-fraud resource. By combining a useful set of calculations and functions the toolkit can ensure accurate reserves and swift resolution on deafness claims.

          Managing the surge in NIHL claims

          The DWF Deafness Toolkit is designed to assist in handling NIHL claims.  Assessing claims validation, the dwf deafness toolkit can also be used as an anti-fraud resource. By combining a useful set of calculations and functions the toolkit can ensure accurate reserves and swift resolution on deafness claims.

          Key features

          • Determine whether the diagnostic requirements for NIHL are satisfied.
          • Obtain an estimate for general damages based on the expert’s and the toolkit’s respective assessments of NIHL.
          • Potentially fraudulent or exaggerated claims will be highlighted.
          • Access a real time view of claims performance and outcomes.
          • Findings will be backed up by robust data and MI. 

          Contact us to request a free demo of the DWF Deafness Toolkit

          Key Contact and Information

          Ian Macalister

          Ian Macalister

          Partner