Anosmia as the result of an accident at work? Claim industrial injury compensation in York
What is Anosmia first of all? Quite simply it is the loss of the ability to smell. It may not sound all that important in the great of things especially compared with your eyesight or hearing but loss of sense of smell can be something that can have an acute affect on your life.
If you have suffered an accident at work that has resulted in a knock to the head or damage to the nose then you may find that afterwards you have discovered you are unable to smell. Accident Advice Helpline and their advisers have provided assistance to a great number of people who have been entitled to make a claim for industrial injury compensation York after suffering an accident that caused this condition.
I suffered a head injury at work!
Anosmia may be one of the side effects experienced after an accident at work that wasn’t your fault. Such an accident, if it has resulted in a knock or bang to the head, may leave the victim unable to smell anything after the accident and this lack of a sense of smell may continue for the rest of their lives.
Indeed, industrial injury compensation in York may be available to you if it can be proven that your loss of sense of smell can be attributed to your accident. But why would it be such an issue some might ask? If your job involves for example working in a kitchen or canteen you would no longer be able to smell food cooking; something that could lead to accidents in itself. You could fail to smell gas or smoke, which could be dangerous.
You would also lose out on the ability to smell all of those things that nature has to offer such as the smell of flowers, freshly cut grass, and all those other scents that individuals like to smell. This in itself can lead to depression and a deep feeling of loss.
Am I entitled to make a claim for industrial injury compensation in York if I lose my sense of smell?
If there is a direct link between the accident you suffered and the loss of your sense of smell then you may well be entitled to make a claim for industrial injury compensation in York. Accident Advice Helpline’s advisers offer friendly and expert advice on just such issues and are at the other end of a telephone. To find out if you are eligible to make a claim for industrial injury compensation in York call the team today on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) and speak to a member of the team who will guide you through the initial assessment process. We can call you back when it suits you best and to do this you can send us a text with the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010. Our advisers will guide you through our initial assessment process and determine if you have a claim for industrial injury compensation in York
Date Published: 16th November 2014
Author: David Brown