If you have suffered a hearing injury at work you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation in London. If your hearing has been damaged or impaired by an accident at work or in a public place Michael Lewin Solicitors will work on your behalf to secure you the compensation you deserve. Michael Lewin Solicitors helped Mr M claim compensation after his accident.
Partial or complete loss of hearing is a very traumatic and life changing experience for anyone. Losing one of your senses can make the whole world seem like a different place and can make your life very difficult. Michael Lewin’s sympathetic employer and public liability lawyers understand how hard it can be to suffer loss of hearing and will help you through the process of seeking compensation.
The Health and safety at work 1974 is by no means an exhaustive act other additional acts have also been introduced as supplements to enhance it such as the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). These additions are very much more niche to certain sectors of employment law which employers of office workers will rarely if ever need to deal with. Employers who have manual workers or who have workers who need to use machinery which is inherently dangerous can usually find more exhaustive requirements by asking a law firm or by doing a check for their legal obligations online. Another set of workers who require separate working requirements includes agricultural workers and workers who are around things such as coal dust and loud noises.
If you have had a hearing injury at work in London you should seek advice immediately about making a claim. Whether your hearing loss was sudden due to an accident or has happened over a prolonged period of time due to excessive noise levels you may be able to claim if it happened through no fault of your own.
Adequate information training and instruction are required for all workers but this is not a set amount. This will be dependent on the age and competency of the employees; for new processes or young/inexperienced employees the supervision will need to be on a far more frequent basis than for established working procedures. Also training to use a computer can allow mistakes which will not be costly in terms of employee’s physical well-being but mistakes cannot be allowed to happen when younger workers are in charge of welding equipment or large electrically powered blades.
A duty of care is a much used legal term which comes into play when a company or organisation does something which could be reasonably expected to cause another person harm either intentionally or through neglect. This harm could be either a physical injury the most common type we see here or it could be a mental injury or the financial consequences of an accident could be harmful to the individual and his or her family. In a workplace an employer must provide a minimum of reasonable care towards all its employees
Certain industries are more prone to employees suffering from injuries to the ear. For example staff that work in night clubs are exposed to high levels of noise throughout the entire time they are working. Quite often there is a degree of damage to the hearing of night club staff.
If you have suffered a hearing injury at work call Michael Lewin Solicitors in London to talk about starting your claim. Phone 0844 499 9302.