If you have been injured in an accident and it was not your own fault then you could be entitled to make an accident injury claim and seek cash compensation for your injuries and damages. To do this you will need a professional, knowledgeable and experienced injury solicitor. That’s where the injury solicitor in Kintbury team at Accident Advice Helpline can step in and save the day!
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There are some injuries and even illnesses that are not caused due to a one off accident or event but instead develop over a period of time. A good example of this is some of the work related injuries and illnesses that we see here at Accident Advice Helpline. One work related injury the injury solicitor in Kintbury team deal with a lot is industrial deafness or industrial loss of hearing.
Industrial deafness occurs when an employee loses his or her hearing as a result of the working environment. This usually happens over a long period of exposure and is present in a wide range of industrial environments, particularly where noisy, heavy, machinery is used.
Employers have a duty of care to their employees and where it can be proved they are liable for industrial deafness a compensation claim may be possible.
As with any other claim for compensation the victim must not have been responsible for his or her own injury or disability. It is also important to identify who the claim should be made against. As far as industrial deafness claims are concerned the employee will have to prove that he or she was not responsible for the loss of hearing, but that the fault lies with the employer.
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Employers have a duty of care to their employees and standards in the workplace are subject to strict health and safety regulations. The fact that these standards have not been met may give the worker the opportunity to make a claim for hearing loss. This will involve making a claim for personal injury.
When planning a claim for industrial deafness the next stage is to prove the condition was caused by your working environment. This can be done by obtaining witness statements from your work colleagues.
It will also be necessary to identify the times when you were exposed to the industrial noise that led to the deterioration of your hearing. It must be shown that your employer should have been aware of the noise levels in the workplace and that by exposing you to them was negligent.
To find out more about the injury solicitor in Kintbury team and how they can help you with your industrial deafness claim then please call our freephone helpline number on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile (your mobile provider may charge you). Remember we answer twenty four hours a day seven days a week so you can contact us at a time that suits you.
Date Published: 1st December 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Legal Services
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