Deafness claims 'could become the new whiplash'

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The number of NIHL claims has risen by 295% from 2013 to 2016 compared to the previous four years and the cost of these claims has risen by 313% within the same period. Data from specialist insurer ECIC, shows the significant rise in these claims and warns that NIHL could become the new whiplash. “We have seen many noise-induced hearing loss claims since the business started trading over 40 years ago,” said Ian Hollingworth, claims manager for ECIC. “But over the past few years since the E