You can make a hearing injury at work claim if you have had an accident at work that has damaged your hearing; the solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds will be able to explain the process of making a claim to you over the phone.
A hearing injury can be sustained as a result of one single accident or as a result of prolonged exposure to noise. An example of a single accident that would damage your hearing is if you were subjected to a loud noise very suddenly close to your ear; this sudden loud noise could cause damage to the ear drum and result in temporary or permanent hearing loss.
Your employer has a duty of care to:
? Prevent any risks to your health.
? Make the workplace a safe environment for you to carry out your work.
? Ensure that all machinery and plant is safe to use.
? Ensure that safe working practises have been set up and are being followed.
? Provide adequate first aid facilities.
? Inform you about any potential hazards involved in the work that you do.
? Set up any emergency plans should an incident or accident occur.
? Make sure that all materials in the workplace are stored handled and used safely.
Should your employer be in breach of any of the above and you have been injured as a result Michael Lewin Solicitors may be able to help you make a claim.
Another example of making a hearing injury at work claim is if you have been subjected to years of the same loud noise or same frequency noise and you have not been provided with the appropriate equipment to protect your hearing; the solicitors at Michael Lewin in Leeds have years of experience in dealing with compensation claims and will be able to tell you if you have a valid claim.
So whether your hearing injury has resulted in temporary or permanent damage and whether it was as a result of a sudden accident or prolonged exposure we have an experienced solicitor here at Michael Lewin whose expertise lies in the area of claiming compensation for hearing injuries.
Employees are also responsible for their own health and safety in the workplace. You do have the right to refuse to do a job if you believe it is not safe or if you have not been provided with the correct equipment to do the job. Your employer cannot dismiss you or threaten to dismiss you if you refuse to work for genuine health and safety concerns for yourself or your colleagues. If you have any concerns about health and safety at work you should always talk to your employer first; they may simply be unaware of any problems. If your employer does not listen to your concerns and act upon them as a final resort you may have to report them to the local authority’s environmental health department.
Mr A made a claim for compensation after he was injured when a colleague flung a door open into him.
To find out if you have a valid hearing injury at work claim call Michael Lewin Solicitors in Leeds today on 0844 499 9302.