Industrial disease – A lawyer in Horton-Cum-Studley can help
If your occupation has caused you to become ill or injured then you may be able to claim compensation. Your employer has a duty of care to you to ensure that you are completely safe and healthy in your job at all times. Whatever needs to be provided to you to keep you healthy should be provided. Your employer shouldn’t put you in the path of anything that may damage you. There are a wide range of illnesses and injuries which can be claimed for should your job be the cause of your illness. Here are some of the most common.
Working in any loud environment can cause permanent deafness. Loud environments can be factories or clubs, if the level of noise exceeds a normal level then it is classified as a loud environment. Your employer should give you hearing protection while you are at work, or allow you to take breaks in less noisy environments so that your hearing can recover. If they have not taken any precautions towards your hearing then you may have a good case for compensation.
Lots of illnesses that present respiratory problems come from dust and other particles in the air at work. If you work in a manual job with lots of debris in the air then you should be provided with a mask to protect your airways. If you haven’t then this could lead to a host of illnesses, from Asthma right up to Asbestosis.
Repetitive Strain Injury
This is caused by doing the same movement over and over again, and is just as common in offices as it is in manual environments. Your employer should provide you with plenty of breaks if you are doing the same thing over and over again, and should also provide you with equipment to ease any strain this may be causing you. If you work at a computer then wrist rests for your keyboard and mouse can help, and so on.
Speak To A Lawyer in Horton-Cum-Studley
If you have contracted one of these diseases below or been injured due to your work then you can claim compensation. An lawyer in Horton-Cum-Studley will do their best to get you the compensation you deserve on your behalf, without you having to go to court, or be too involved in proceedings against your employer.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to the friendly, helpful team, who will look at your claim and let you know whether you have a chance of success. If so, then your lawyer in Horton-Cum-Studley will work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis for you.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury compensation claims so you can be sure that the staff and your lawyer in Horton-Cum-Studley are giving you the best possible service
Date Published: 22nd February 2014
Author: David Brown