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Ear Infection Compensation

Find out more about Ear Infections, the causes, symptoms, treatment and more

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To make an Ear Infection Compensation claim, get in touch with our No Win No Fee Solicitors on freephone 0800 652 0586 or click the “Free Enquiry” button for an immediate call back.

No Win No Fee Solicitor will speak to you immediately, take the necessary information and tell you there and then whether your No Win No Fee claim is likely to be successful.

No Win No Fee Ear Infection Compensation Claim

100% of our Ear Infection Compensation Claims are made on a No Win No Fee basis which means that you do not have to worry about any financial risk at all as if your claim is unsuccessful it will not cost you anything. We have won significant compensation for clients who have suffered from Ear Infections in the UK and abroad.

Ear Infection Compensation

Ear Infections are very common when people go on their holidays to destinations outside the UK and this is mainly caused by inadequate hygiene and poor quality maintenance of hotel swimming pools.

If a Hotel pool does not smell of chlorine, has dirty water, dirty tiles surrounding it, blocked filters and broken drains it is likely to be harbouring some rather unpleasant bugs which you are likely to swallow or get in your ears when you go for a swim.

 

Ear Infection Compensation

You might see a staff member moving a fishing type net across the surface and upper layer of the pool at night in an effort to filter and clean the water.  After this, the staff member might add a bucket or two of a liquid which is likely to be a chemical of some sort.   Problems arise because the staff members do not check the chemical levels of the pool at regular intervals throughout the day and therefore have no idea whether the bacteria which lives in the pool is at an acceptable level for pool hygiene.

Pool chemicals are affected by the daytime weather conditions be that rain or sun.  If it is predominantly sunny, the pool chemicals evaporate during the day meaning that the chemical levels in the pool drop as the day progresses.  Lots of swimming pools abroad show unhealthy levels of faeces, body hair, sweat and bacterium such as campylobacter and unfortunately for swimmers, the hot temperature provides an excellent breeding ground for the bacteria.

Middle Ear Disease

This form of ear infection can be quite long standing and may require a course of antibiotics.  It can cause an unpleasant and pungent discharge from the infected ear as well as hearing loss but thankfully, there is rarely any pain.

Otitis Media

This is the most common form of ear infection which affects the middle ear.  Symptoms can include a very painful earache, a fever with high temperature and some mild hearing loss.  If your eardrum bursts and the pus caused by the ear infection seeps out, the pain generally eases reasonably quickly and your eardrum will almost certainly completely heal once the infection has disappeared. 

Symptoms of Ear Infections

  • Tinnitus
  • Facial Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Pulling the ear
  • Tugging the ear
  • Rubbing the ear
  • High temperature
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Poor appetite
  • Restlessness
  • Hearing loss
  • Sickness
  • Nausea
  • Earache

Time Frame for Symptoms to Develop

Symptoms of Ear Infections typically develop within 12 to 48 hours of being infected and the symptoms usually last for between 4 to 7 days.

Treatment

If your Ear Infection symptoms do not subside within the time frame mentioned above then it would be sensible to consult your GP who might suggest a course of antibiotics to help you shake off your Ear Infection.

Further guidance can be found on the NHS website.

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  • Hospital visits for those who are unable to meet us at home
  • Face to face meeting at one of our private meeting rooms based in most UK cities

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