Michael Lewin Solicitors have an expert on our team who specialises in claiming compensation for clients who have suffered a hearing injury at work; the Leeds based lawyer can help you whether you injury was the result of a single incident or whether you have lost your hearing over time due to your work conditions.
Employers have a duty of care to protect their employees from harm. No matter what industry an employer runs their business in they must provide reasonable protection for their employees. If for example and employee works in a very noisy factory their employer must provide them with a suitable standard of ear protector in order to protect their hearing from damage.
Every UK employer has a duty of care. This is critical to the health safety and general welfare of all employees. Not all employers are aware of the implications of the duty of care. But it doesn?t matter how small a business happens to be. Where there’s any member of staff there is a duty of care responsibility.
An employer should have a person who deals with health and safety matters. This person must be legally competent. In other words that person should have the ability to understand the concerns around health and safety.
A hearing injury at work can cause life changing damage to the ear; if this has happened to you a work accident solicitor at Michael Lewin in Leeds will be able to help you claim compensation.
In many smaller businesses the owner will take the responsibility for the health and safety whilst in larger organisations there may be a few staff with health and safety issues as their full time role.
When it comes to duty of care the primary job of the competent person is to carry out a risk assessment. This needs to identify the health and safety risks of each employee in the workplace.
The outcome of the risk assessment may vary according to the size of an organisation. If it has five or more employees a competent person has to keep a record of the assessment’s results.
Hearing injuries can happen in any industry for numerous different reasons. It is not just noisy industries where people lose their hearing; a loud or sudden bang form a piece of normally quiet machinery that has become defective could cause lasting damage to the hearing.
We helped Mrs P from Hucknall make a claim for compensation after she was injured in an accident at work through no fault of her own.
It is worth speaking to a solicitor if you have sustained a hearing injury at work; call Michael Lewin’s office in Leeds today on 0844 499 9302about your hearing injury case.