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Industrial Disease Claims
If your working conditions have resulted in industrial disease, whether through dust inhalation, working with chemicals or regular use of vibrating equipment, you may be eligible to make a claim.
The team at Grieves Solicitors can help you establish who is to blame for your illness, whether this is a supervisor, employer or fellow employee. We will construct a case that will ensure you receive the maximum amount of financial compensation. Call us free on 0800 0747 644 or complete a contact form, and arrange for a no-obligation, initial consultation with our experienced team of Serious Injury Claim Solicitors in Huddersfield.
If you have contracted any of the following diseases or conditions as a direct result of your working environment, it is highly likely you will be able to claim compensation:
- Carbon Monoxide poisoning
- Chemical poisoning
- Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
- Industrial deafness
- Industrial lung disease
- Radiation poisoning
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Vibration White Finger
If you are suffering from any of the above illnesses and wish to make a claim, contact the specialists at Grieves Solicitors. We will provide legal advice and guidance at every stage of the process to ensure you receive damages for your pain and suffering, so you can get your life back on track.
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Claims & Industrial Deafness Claims
In many workplaces, employees may be exposed to loud and repetitive noises that can have an impact on their hearing. It is the employers' duty to ensure that all their workers are kept safe from noises by providing appropriate equipment. However, there are employers who fail to meet regulations set out by the Health & Safety Executive, and if you have experienced hearing difficulties, you could be eligible to make an industrial deafness claim.
There are two ways that workers hearing can be affected by a noisy environment:
Exposure to loud sounds can cause the inner ear to become damaged. Sufferers will experience a deadening in one or both of their ears and may experience dizziness, pain, and ringing in their ears. Repeated exposure to a dangerous level of noise, which damages the nerves preventing normal signals being sent to the brain. Sufferers will have difficulty listening to a conversation where there is background noise, and they may find it difficult to use a phone.
Your Employer's Responsibilities
Your employer must take all reasonable steps to protect you from hazardous substances, and ensure you are properly trained to use potentially dangerous machinery. For example, if you regularly work with harmful chemicals, your employer must supply the proper safety equipment. Similarly, if you work in an extremely noisy environment, your employer must provide adequate hearing protection.
If you feel that your employer has not adhered to health and safety regulations, and you developed a condition as a result, contact our experts as soon as possible.
Employers have a duty to their staff to guarantee the safety of a working environment. If your current or former employer has failed in that duty and you have suffered hearing loss, you have a right to claim financial compensation.
Occupational deafness significantly affects the life of the sufferer; compensation can go a long way towards paying for medical bills, rehabilitation costs and fees incurred during a period spent out of work.
We understand that making a claim against an employer can be difficult, and always reassure our clients that any compensation cost will be covered by their insurers, not their business.
Contact Grieves Solicitors
As Huddersfield's foremost team of personal injury and work accident solicitors, Grieves regularly helps the victims of industrial illnesses gain the compensation they deserve. We accept all cases on a 'no win, no fee' basis.
To start your industrial disease claim today, call freephone 0800 0747 644 or complete the online enquiry form, and we will be in touch to arrange a no obligation consultation.