Bentham, North Yorkshire lies on the River Wenning, west of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and on the northern edge of the Forest of Bowland. The original centre lay in Low Bentham, but a market was granted to High Bentham in the 14th century and it became a centre for weaving from the 18th century, particularly after weavers in the town discovered how to weave hosepipes from flax. Weaving died out globally in the 1900s for many places, but in Yorkshire you could and can still find people working in a now much smaller weaving industry.
Many clients were exposed to noise in the textile industry working with ring spinners, weaving machines, doffers, overlockers and recently even industrial sewing machines. Noise levels in many of the old textile mills were horrendous and hearing protection was not introduced generally until the 1980’s-1990’s some twenty or thirty years later than required by law. Whilst the textile industry has been in terminal decline over the last 30 years the legacy of deafness is still very much evident. For this reason, the usual three-year period for compensation claims is extended to help sufferers of trades like weaving, mining, construction and factory workers who were exposed to extreme working environment and as a result are now suffering.
Industrial diseases can sometimes take years to show themselves, and when they do their effects can be devastating. Accident Advice Helpline have a personal injury lawyers working independently all over the UK to obtain victims of industrial diseases the compensation and justice they deserve.
Due to the delicate nature of the relationship between a worker and an employer, people can feel awkward or embarrassed about the claims process and for this reason may not pursue a claim for compensation. You are entitled by law to be compensated for accidents and injuries received in the workplace, and we work in the strictest of confidence to help you obtain this. Call our team today to be given free advice and information that applies to your case.
Our injury lawyer in Bentham can be contacted at any time, day or night on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. We offer 100% no-obligation free advice, and there is never any pressure to pursue a claim with us. Our website, www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk, holds all the relevant information regarding what we do, our achievements and statistics, and our full endorsement from UK TV personality and consumer rights campaigner Esther Rantzen.
Date Published: 7th November 2013
Author: David Brown