Archive for May, 2012

Increase in Work Deafness Compensation Claims

May 29th, 2012 | By News

One of Europe´s largest work injury insurer´s – Zurich Insurance – has showed that work deafness compensation claims increased by almost 25 percent in the UK during 2011.

The insurance company alleges that part of the significant increase in claims from employees seeking compensation for work deafness is due to the advertising of claims companies targeting this particular industrial disease; but personal injury solicitors have pointed to a recent change in the law which lowered the noise threshold above which employees could claim hearing injury compensation.

The Health and Safety Executive has estimated that more than one million employees in the UK are exposed to severe levels of noise at work, and the TUC claims that 170,000 people suffer deafness, tinnitus or other ear injury due to being exposed to excessive noise at work.

Solicitors´ organisations have identified a variety of settings from which claims for work deafness compensation have begun – including bars and shops as well as more traditional manufacturing environments – but, as a Cenric Clement-Evans of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers explained, proving that a work deafness injury is attributable to the negligence of an employer can be problematic.

 

Compensation Claim for Broken Leg on Construction Site Settled

May 20th, 2012 | By News

A Philadelphia construction employee, who suffered multiple leg fractures and a spinal injury when a poorly-braced wall fell on top of him, has settled his claim for broken leg on construction site compensation for 2.6 million dollars.

Jairo DaSilva-Viero was at work on the Dobson Mills Apartment site in East Falls, Philadelphia in May 2007 as a wall framer, when a poorly-braced wall dropped onto him – breaking his hard hat and causing him to sustain multiple fractures in both legs and a spinal injury.

After making a partial recovery, doctors told Jairo that he was not likely to work again as a construction worker and, after seeking legal guidance, he made a claim for broken leg on construction site compensation against the owners of the site – Winther Investments.

It was alleged in the claim that the company that had been sub-contracted to brace the walls – Mega Construction Corp. – was supposed to be supervised by the general contractor, Tocci Commercial. Tocci Commercial, it was claimed, did not have adquate resources or knowledge to competently maintain site safety and despite knowing this, Winther Investments ignored the problem.

The claim proposed that ultimate responsibility for the health and safety of construction workers building the Dobson Mills Apartments rested with Winther Investments, and as they had allegedly failed in their duty of care by hiring Tocci Commercial and then declined to address mounting safety issues at the site.

The settlement of broken leg on construction site compensation was agreed shortly before the case was to begin at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas before the Honourable John A. Lord.


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