APIL Guide to Noise Claims
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