Industrial DiseaseHave you been diagnosed with a work related disease?
Industrial Disease Solicitors
Mercury Legal Online has been securing compensation for the victims of Industrial Disease for many years. We’ve helped many of our clients who:
- Have worked in poor conditions
- Have suffered due to their employer’s negligence
- Need expert advice
- Have family that need support
- Want to make a claim with no up front fees
- Are suffering from a life threatening or debilitating disease
Are you suffering because of your job?
The term industrial disease is a very broad one and covers a number of different illnesses and complaints, many of which you can find details of on our site under the specific tabs at the top of this page. While we all conjure up different ideas in our heads at the mention of ‘industrial diseases’ it would probably be fair to say that the images most of us bring to mind are those of dust caked coal miners or weary-looking shipyard workers trudging home after a long hard shift. At Mercury Legal Online our solicitors do of course offer legal assistance to workers in such traditional heavy occupations but more and more we are finding that our industrial disease clients are from jobs that you would perhaps not normally associate with this category of illnesses. Our solicitors are currently assisting thousands of industrial disease victims from a diverse range of occupations including:
- Secretaries and computer workers suffering from repetitive strain injuries.
- Cleaners who have developed dermatitis from the products they use.
- Factory workers suffering from occupational asthma.
- Assembly workers who have developed hearing problems due to noise levels.
As mentioned above we do still receive and handle enquiries from those in more traditional industrial roles such as engineering workers, road workers and construction workers but the simple fact is that occupational diseases can affect anybody in any job at any time. At Mercury Legal Online the advice we give is free of charge and we guarantee that our solicitors will only accept cases on a no up front fees basis. If you think that you may be suffering from a condition as a result of your working environment – even if you haven’t been to a doctor about it – contact us now to see if you may be entitled to make an industrial disease claim.
Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
Industrial deafness claims, sometimes referred to as occupational deafness or noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), are often the trickiest cases to identify as frequently the individual suffering from the complaint does not think there is anything wrong. By the very nature of the condition it does tend to come on very gradually and as such the sufferer doesn’t think a problem exists. More often than not it is friends and family who identify the problem by complaining that the individual concerned has the television too loud or misses parts of conversations – sound familiar? Thankfully industrial deafness can be quickly and easily identified via a hearing test which our solicitors can arrange on your behalf to see if you may be affected by this condition. Industrial deafness shows a very specific pattern of high frequently hearing loss and so following a hearing test we will be able to tell you immediately if you may or may not be able to claim. Rather than sitting wondering if your hearing may or may not have been damaged by your working environment why not contact us today and find out if you could be entitled to compensation. Hearing loss itself is not something anyone wants but the majority of our clients tell us that whilst it is a nuisance and does inconvenience them, the main problem they complain of is one of tinnitus – a ringing or buzzing in the ears. Tinnitus is often, although not always, present in noise induced hearing loss cases and depending upon the severity it can seriously impact upon the sufferers life even to the extent where it can keep them awake at night. Unfortunately there are no cures for tinnitus at present but there are a variety of therapies and aids that can help you cope with the problem, our solicitors will discuss these with you and if appropriate will seek to recover extra compensation payments to fund any aids or medical treatment you may require.
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