It is easy to spot those accidents which have left people with physical injuries. A plastered leg, an arm in a sling and a neck collar…say it all. But, what about those injuries which remain hidden to the naked eye? Often these equally traumatic conditions become overlooked but may cause the same amount of difficulties that a physical injury would.
Imagine being involved in an accident which renders you completely deaf. No longer would you be able to hear the sound of your husband, mother or child. You would be plunged into a world of silence…no more sounds of laughter, never being able to listen to your favourite music again and never waking to the dawn chorus…just dead silence. Sadly, many people become deaf through no fault of their own. This is a bi-product of someone behaving irresponsibly
Deafness does not always mean a total loss of hearing, some people are left with mild hearing loss. This may cause them to have difficulty understanding what people are saying in a crowd. Those with moderate hearing difficulties may only be able to pick up sounds using a hearing aid whilst others will hear absolutely nothing and will only be able to communicate using sign language or via lip reading.
Contact a solicitor from Colwyn Bay
A handful of workers in Wales lost full use of their hearing as a result of an employer showing poor disregard for their welfare. Desperate for justice, they sought the help of a solicitor from Colwyn Bay to take action against those who caused the damage.
The solicitor from Colwyn Bay was used to dealing with such cases and had also worked with a client who had suffered loss of hearing as a result of an object falling onto his head. Another client developed tinnitus by working in an environment with consistent noise.In the case of the latter, the solicitor was able to claim compensation from the employer due to the fact that a protective hearing device should have been provided.
One of the five senses
Hearing is something which we take for granted but any form of loss would have a detrimental impact on our lives.This is one of our five senses, it helps to protect us and allows us to enjoy the world.
Seek legal help
If your doctor has diagnosed you with a hearing problem and you feel that it may have stemmed form the workplace, why not speak to a solicitor from Colwyn Bay. Alternatively, you could call Accident Advice helpline on: 0800 689 0500 or call from your mobile on: 0333 500 0993. Why not Text “claim365” to 88010 or fill out the thirty second test.