How to make a compensation claim due to loss of hearing
Loss of hearing is a risk for a number of jobs, particularly those which involve working with heavy and loud machinery all day every day. If you lose your hearing it can have drastic consequence on your daily life, including the inability to socialise in the same way and it can even prevent you from being able to undertake the duties of your job. If you have lost your hearing as a result of an accident in the workplace, you may have grounds to initiate a compensation claim in St Pierre du Bois. The injury must have been caused by the negligence of another individual and should have occurred within the last three years.
Who is to blame?
Your employer has a duty to look after your health and safety in the workplace, and this includes your hearing. If you are working in an environment which puts you at risk of suffering from loss of hearing, you should be provided with adequate protective equipment and training, in order to minimise these risks. If your employer fails to do this, they are liable for the resulting injuries and therefore, they will be held responsible as part of your compensation claim in St Pierre du Bois. The claim will be made against your employers insurance, rather than any individual, so there is no need to feel worried or reluctant to make a claim.
How to make a compensation claim in St Pierre du Bois
If you are positive that you have been put at risk by your employer, you can start the process of making your claim. The initial step is to gather as much evidence relating to the incident and injury as possible, including any medical records and/or photographs. It can also be worthwhile to speak to any potential witnesses, as they may be able to back up your claim. It is important to have all of this information readily available, prior to calling the advice line as the solicitor will request this. The solicitor will speak to you about your compensation claim in St Pierre du Bois and will take the case on, while keeping you updated about progress. It is difficult to determine the duration and value of the claim, but they will be able to provide an estimate, based on similar cases.
Accident Advice Helpline offers a specialised service which is designed to deal with compensation cases, including loss of hearing. You can call the number any time of the day and an advisor will be waiting to take your call. The case will be handled with discretion so you don’t need to worry about your manager finding out, as this is highly unlikely in any case. The cases are usually resolved out of court, so this is not something to concern yourself with. If you think you have a claim, phone today and get the justice you deserve.
Contact us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 19th August 2013
Author: David Brown