Articles matching "noise induced hearing loss"
Company restoration and limitation periods: Do all claims remain stayed against a company in liquidation?
In a judgment handed down last week, the High Court dismissed a claimant's appeal concerning the effect of a company's liquidation on limitation in a noise induced hearing loss claim. DWF's Stephen…Read more
Offsetting the costs awarded on an interlocutory application against damages where settlement is reached by way of Part 36 offer
A defendant in a NIHL claim was entitled to set off monies from a Part 36 settlement in a claimant's favour against an interlocutory costs order in the defendant's favour under section 72 of the…Read more
The Court of Appeal has recently provided a unanimous decision on whether adverse inferences can be drawn in historic NIHL claims against a defendant in the absence of documents. Jess Wong considers…Read more
Noise induced hearing loss: claimant's solicitors ordered to pay wasted costs following late discontinuance
Stephen Symington, Associate Solicitor in the DWF Occupational Health Team in Leeds, acted for the defendant, The Secretary of State for the Department of Transport, in an application to have the…Read more
After a turbulent few years in the disease claims market, characterised by the well documented surge in the volume and costs of NIHL claims followed by slow progress towards reform, proposals for FRC…Read more
William MacKenzie outlines the findings in the recent Court of Appeal decision in Williams v The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (2018)Read more
CJC proposals for fixed costs and improved claims handling for NIHL claims may link into new MoJ consultation on process reform
It was July 2015 when the Ministry of Justice asked the Civil Justice Council (CJC) to look into the increasing numbers and cost of NIHL claims. In September, the CJC published its long awaited report…Read more
It is not uncommon for noise induced hearing loss claims to be issued without medical evidence and we have on a number of occasions successfully applied to have claims struck out for failing to comply…Read more
Carol Purang of DWF’s disease team reports on this recent Noise Induced Hearing Loss case in which she acted on behalf of the defendant. The claimant, who was relying upon notching in his audiogram at…Read more
Two defendants represented by DWF in a noise induced hearing loss claim have successfully appealed against a decision to extend time under section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980. The deputy district…Read more