Hearing injury at work compensation news: Experts at Michael Lewin have experience in making a compensation claim after clients are the victim of hearing loss.
Michael Lewin have experience of dealing with cases where clients have lost a degree of hearing. This hearing loss can be a gradual process or sometimes it can be a trauma to the head.
We have come across hearing loss in a variety of sectors from publicans to construction workers. We have also dealt with clients who have suffered from a slip which has involved the client’s head hitting the floor or a hard surface on the way down which has caused a swelling in the brain resulting in hearing loss.
Every employer should have a person who deals with the health and safety matters. This person should be able to understand the issues around health and safety to be able to offer guidance to all the other employees in the workplace. The primary job of this person is to carry out a risk assessment which needs to identify the health and safety risks of every employee in the workplace. If the workplace has five or more employees the competent person aforementioned has to keep a record of the assessments results.
If you have been injured and have suffered from a hearing injury as a result of either a trauma after an accident at work or a gradual hearing loss over time Michael Lewin can help you to make a compensation claim.
The risk assessment should take into effect any risks which are greater than normal; by this we could include any potentially more dangerous work such as manual handling. If manual handling cannot be avoided then a reduction in the risk of injury to manual workers must be contemplated. Any reduction of risk could include items such as police and trolleys to help manual workers to be able to deal with larger heavier items. Also if specialist equipment is required to provide protection to the employees this must be checked at regular intervals the signs of wear and tear. Any equipment which has not been regularly checked may be more likely to cause an accident to an employee. This accident could prove costly for the employer so it would be in their best interests in any of these cases to provide the correct equipment and risk assessment in the first place.
Mr D from Swindon was involved in a slip at work which caused him an injury. We were delighted to help him claim compensation after his accident.
Michael Lewin took his case on a no win no fee basis.
If youhave suffered a hearing injury afteran accident at work call Michael Lewin on:0844 499 9302 today for advice about your compensation claim.