Although balance disorders are usually caused by head or neck injuries, other factors that can trigger these conditions are bacterial or viral infections in the ear, and blood circulation disorders. The most common symptoms of balance disorders are vertigo or dizziness, faintness, light-headedness, confusion, disorientation, and blurred vision.
If you experience any of these symptoms, you may suffer from a balance disorder. If you believe that your condition is the result of a work-related injury, you have a legal right to pursue a balance disorders from work claim against your employer.
About work-related balance disorders
Whiplash injury syndrome, temporal bone fracture, post-concussion syndrome, psychogenic vertigo, epileptic vertigo, diffuse axonal injury, and perilymph fistula are some of the balance disorders you may develop after a work-related head or neck injury. As with all work accident claims, you need to prove that your condition is the result of your employer’s negligence. Even if one of your co-workers has accidentally injured you, the person who will be held responsible is your employer because, according to the UK law, he or she has a duty of care to you to protect you from being injured whilst at work.
To protect you and your colleagues, your employer should have provided suitable workstations, safety wear, and training. If your employer has failed to maintain a safe work environment and, as a result, you have suffered a work-related injury that caused you a balance disorder, you can make a balance disorders from work claim against him or her under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. If your injury was caused by a fall from a height, you can file your claim for compensation under the Work at Height Regulations 2005.
Compensation claim advice
Although filing a claim does not take too long, every compensation claim is different. Depending on the circumstances and severity of the injuries, some compensation claims may take several years to be settled, whilst others are resolved within a few months.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our personal injury lawyers have enough knowledge and experience to manage various workplace accident claims, ranging from lacerations and burns to catastrophic injuries, which can leave victims with balance disorders for the rest of their lives.
Our initial consultation will include advice on how to claim compensation, not only for the injuries you have suffered, but also for the associated health consequences, how to obtain the necessary medical treatment and counselling, if applicable, and how to recover financial losses, including loss of earnings, travel expenses, and additional costs incurred as a direct result of the injury.
In conclusion, if you suffer from a work-related balance disorder, you can count on us. Our solicitors are experts in handling such compensation claims, regardless of the type of accident you have suffered whilst at work.
Furthermore, they are able to make the process of pursuing your claim as stress-free and straightforward as possible. Since we need to comply with strict time limits, you should contact us at your earliest convenience for accurate compensation claim advice.
Date Published: November 30, 2013
Author: David Brown