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21/03/2014

Industrial disease – analysis of case law and regulation

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LexisNexisUK webinar will examine the regulations and recent case law affecting noise induced hearing loss, as well as other key

Originally broadcast on Friday, March 21, 2014 – 15:30

The World Health Organisation has described noise induced hearing loss as “the most prevalent irreversible industrial disease”. Although the law and the courts have traditionally been slow to react to this problem, it is a major issue with insurers reporting an increase in the number of cases in recent years.

This timely webinar will examine the regulations and recent case law affecting noise induced hearing loss, as well as other key recent developments for industrial disease claims.

This webinar will cover:

  • A particular focus on NIHL claims and Disease and the extended RTA portal
  • Disease claims under the extended RTA scheme
  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Diagnosis and causation – are current diagnostic criteria appropriate?
  • Feigned and exaggerated hearing loss – extent and how to identify it
  • Low level exposure claims
  • De minimis in NIHL
  • Looking at the future of NIHL claims and how they could fit into it an extended RTA Scheme

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