The wrong working conditions can leave you injured. If this happens, a law firm in Edinburgh could help you claim compensation. Accident Advice Helpline are legal specialists who can help.
What is occupational deafness?
Also termed industrial hearing loss, occupational deafness refers to ‘either damage to or loss of hearing as a direct result of working conditions’. Employees working in loud environments such as factories and construction sites need to be equipped with the correct type of personal protective equipment, or PPE, to prevent the risk of hearing damage. Employers are responsible for the provision of this equipment, along with adequate breaks to reduce the risk of hearing loss. If they fail to do this, employees can suffer anything from tinnitus to permanent hearing loss as a result.
The law states that you are entitled to make a compensation claim for an injury or illness that has been caused by the negligence of another party. You also need to have your injuries treated and there is a time limit on starting a claim.
For an accident claim, you have 3 years from your accident to start a claim. For an industrial illness or injury, you have 3 years from the time your injury is diagnosed. Our helpful advisors can give you more advice about this.
Accident Advice Helpline can give you free advice
If you are unsure whether you are eligible to make a claim for occupational deafness, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help. We have over 15 years of experience handling workplace accident and injury claims, and our high success rate sees many of our claimants receiving substantial payouts quickly. We have a team of claims advisors available via our helpline that can assess the details surrounding your case to provide an accurate, honest quote.
The amount you could receive will be calculated taking into account factors such as the extent of the damage to your hearing, the effect this has had on your ability to earn income, any costs involved with your treatment and so on. Any other law firm in Edinburgh may require you to come into an office for a consultation, which isn’t the case with Accident Advice Helpline.
We make it easy for you to get an idea of what you could be owed, reducing the stress and inconvenience to you. You can either fill in our 30-second claims calculator, or call our helpline to discuss your case with an adviser.
Start a claim with a law firm in Edinburgh
Because we undertake each and every case on a no-win, no-fee basis, there is no money payable upfront to start a claim, making it easy to afford the care you need.
All you have to do is talk to an advisor on 0800 689 0500, free from landlines, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Accident Advice Helpline offer free, no-obligation advice so why not all now if you need a law firm in Edinburgh?
Date Published: 4th July 2014
Author: David Brown