APIL Guide to Noise Claims

By Chris Fry, Theo Huckle

The APIL Guide to Noise Claims is an essential reference guide for claimant lawyers engaged in industrial deafness work in the UK. The guide follows a case study through the entire claim process, starting with the initial 'triage' risk assessment, through claim intimation and the pre-action protocol, the collection of lay witness evidence, expert medical and acoustic engineering evidence, to completion. In addition to a comprehensive analysis of the UK regulatory framework, the book explains how to analyze audiograms against the Coles, Lutman & Buffin Guidelines on the Diagnosis of Noise Induced Hearing Loss for Medico-Legal Purposes, and how to work out noise immission levels, saving substantial time and expense in utilizing experts and improving risk management. There are several precedents, including a Letter of Claim, Pre-Action Disclosure Applications, and Pleadings.

Publication Date: 5/31/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781846619281