Michael Lewin’s solicitors have experts that deal with claiming hearing injury at work compensation in London. Michael Lewin Solicitors helped Mr B claim over £1500.00 in compensation following the accident he had at work at the age of 52.
Loss of hearing is a life changing trauma; even suffering partial loss of hearing can affect your day to day activities and can even impact on your work life. If you lose your hearing you may no longer be able to continue working in your current job especially if you use the phone of you have to engage clients face to face.
All employers no matter how many employees there are in the company must ensure that they:
? Ensure that all the correct warning signs are provided and used correctly.
? Take precautions against any risks such as flammable or explosive hazards electrical equipment and noise exposure.
? Check all the correct personal protective equipment has been provided for employees and that all such equipment is in working order and maintained well.
? Prevent or control exposure to substances that may cause employees harm whether this is an instant hazard or a hazard that is caused by prolonged exposure.
? Avoid potentially dangerous work involving manual handling or if the circumstances require it take precautions to reduce the risk of injury from a manual handling accident.
If your employer has failed to do any of the above or you want further guidance about your employer’s responsibilities speak to a Michael Lewin solicitor today.
Michael Lewin Solicitors can help you claim hearing injury at work compensation in London if you have sustained injuries to your ears at work; we can also help you claim compensation for the additional suffering you are subjected to if you can no longer continue at work.
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.
Hearing injuries can result from a sudden accident such as a loud unexpected bang or a knock to the head. Hearing injuries can also occur over a prolonged period of time; for example if you have been using loud machinery in the construction industry and you have not been provided with ear protectors you may be entitled to compensation if your hearing has been damaged.
To claim hearing injury at work compensation in London call Michael Lewin Solicitors today on 0844 499 9302.