At Accident Advice Helpline we often find ourselves dealing with common injuries sustained at work or in the street. However, we also deal with longer-term conditions which can be a little more difficult to pin down. In this article we’ll look at what we do to provide you with a solicitor in Maidenhead if you think you have a condition which was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Aside from all the many accidents that can befall us from time to time, there are longer-term conditions caused by prolonged exposure to unhealthy conditions. These are often found in the workplace where poor working conditions can have a negative effect on your health.
One of the more common types of conditions that people develop is something called industrial deafness. This is caused when people spend a long time in a noisy working environment such as a factory. Over time the noise can damage their hearing and if that happens it may be possible to make a claim against your employer.
To assess this you will have to look at whether or not anything could or should have been done which would have reduced the risk of long-term deafness. This could be something such as the supply of headphones to protect your ears or muffling equipment to reduce the sound of machinery. Employers might also choose to limit the amount of time you spend in a noisy environment to ease the strain on your hearing. If there are any of these measures that your employer did not take, which they could have used, then they may well be liable for compensation.
Another common problem is asbestos poisoning. This was once used as insulation lining for walls and contains small particles of fibre which can get into your airways. They can cause fits of coughing or inflammation at the lower end and cancer at the more severe.
In any case, the secret to making a claim is illustrating as clearly as possible that the conditions you’ve suffered are a result of where you’ve been working, and what your employer could have done to take steps to mitigate the risks of this happening.
Finding a solicitor in Maidenhead
Proving your case will not always be easy as you’ll have to diagnose the condition and prove that your employer was to blame. Therefore, you’ll need to find a solicitor in Maidenhead who is equipped to take on the case. Not only will you need a firm which has specialist knowledge about these long-term conditions, but you’ll also need to find someone who has the capacity to fight a prolonged personal injury case.
To find out more about making a claim and to find a solicitor in Maidenhead, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.