BT Deafness Compensation
If you have worked as an engineer for BT, you may have suffered from some form of hearing loss due to poor working conditions. If you have suffered from hearing loss while working at BT you could be able to claim BT deafness compensation.
There were 95 new reported cases of industrial deafness in Great Britain during 2019, it is clearly still an important issue for employers to deal with. To find out how much compensation you can claim, you should contact Jefferies Solicitors as soon as possible.
BT Deafness Compensation: Employer Responsibility
All employers, including BT, have a responsibility towards their employees to protect their health and safety while in the workplace. To do this, employers need to follow The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. These regulations include the suggestions that employers should:
- Provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to help protect the hearing of their employees in the workplace.
- Provide training to all employees so that they know the proper health and safety procedures to follow to complete their job role in a successful yet safe manner.
- Complete regular health and safety risk assessments on the work environment and equipment related to the completion of the job role to ensure that any risk is identified and minimised.
If you feel like your employer has failed to keep you safe in the workplace and you have suffered hearing loss as a result, you could be able to claim BT deafness compensation. If your employer fails to comply with health and safety regulations, then they are acting negligently and can be punished if an injury occurs.
How Does BT Deafness Occur?
Former and current engineers for BT have suffered a range of hearing problems due to these specific issues:
- Working close to jackhammers, pole erection units,kangohammers or mole ploughs without being provided with proper hearing protection.
- The use of unsafe tone sets.
- Working with unsafe noise conditions, such as too high noise levels, while using telephone sets.
- The use of old outdated and unsafe equipment in the workplace.
If you believe that you have suffered from hearing loss due to unsafe working conditions while at BT, you could be able to claim BT deafness compensation. To find out how much compensation you can claim, contact Jefferies Solicitors today.
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BT Deafness Compensation Amounts
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two specific factors: general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. In a hearing loss case, this refers to the extent of your hearing loss/the pain and suffering that it has caused.
This factor will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal if it is possible to heal from them, as well as their severity.
Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.
Compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.
Contact Jefferies Solicitors Today
Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible. No matter exactly where you are located throughout England and Wales, we can help process your case.ELIGIBILITY CHECKER
At first, we will need some initial details about the specifics of your injuries and how this has impacted upon your life. Contact us today on 0800 342 3206 or through our online form to get started. A member of our team will quickly be in touch to discuss your case, confidentiality is ensured with all our clients.