Workers industrial hearing loss claims in Hull

Noise induced hearing loss is also known as Occupational Deafness or Industrial Deafness and is hearing problems or hearing loss caused by working in high levels of noise.

In Hull, many thousands of people are still working and have worked in noise levels which are too high and dangerous to their hearing. Workers in Hull have been exposed to excessively high levels of noise in numerous industries which has put them at great risk of suffering industrial deafness and tinnitus.

Hull Industries Expose Their Workers To Unnecessary Risk Of Noise Induced Hearing Loss And Tinnitus
Industries in Hull exposing their workers to a high risk of noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus include noisy factory environments where excessively noisy machinery is used by factory workers in the flour milling, caravan manufacturing, engineering, metal working and metal box making, chemical and plastic bag, excavator manufacturing industries and in the construction, ferry, shipping and fishing industries.

Also BT engineers, sheet metal workers, welders, platers, body shop workers, metal castings and foundry workers, machinists, mechanics, fitters, electricians, ferry workers, dockyard workers, lorry drivers and road workers have been exposed to excessive and dangerous levels of noise increasing the risk they will suffer from industrial hearing loss and tinnitus.

For example, it has been reported that one law firm helped a Hull worker claim compensation for his industrial deafness due to working in a noisy plastics factory and as an engineer on a tug boat.

Are You Concerned About Hearing Problems?
If you have worked in a noisy environment and have noticed you are going deaf, or others tell you that you are deaf, it’s likely that you are suffering from noise induced hearing loss.

To find out if you are suffering from industrial deafness you will need to undergo a free hearing test to see from the results if you have any noise damage to your hearing. Nigel Askew Solicitor will be pleased to arrange a free hearing test for you.

What Are The Buzzing And Ringing Noises I can Hear?
If you can hear ringing or buzzing noises in your head or ears you are suffering from what is known as tinnitus. If you have been diagnosed with work related deafness it is likely that your tinnitus is also due to working in excessive noise.

Unfortunately your occupational deafness and tinnitus are permanent as there is no cure for either, but you may find you can improve your hearing and tinnitus by using digital hearing aids. Tinnitus treatment is available but no tinnitus cure. Nigel Askew Solicitor can include the costs of private digital hearings aids and tinnitus treatment as part of your claim to avoid having to wait for NHS aids which are not as good as private hearing aids.

Who Is Responsible For Your Industrial Deafness?
Your employers have a duty to keep you safe at work which includes preventing you working in excessively high levels of noise which could cause work related hearing loss. If your employers failed to protect you from noise at work by supplying ear protection or putting in place noise reduction measures and you have suffered hearing loss as a result, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

It is possible to make a claim even if you have not worked for the employer who exposed you to excessive noise for years and also even if the employer has gone out of business. The law requires employers to have Employers’ Liability Insurance to pay out compensation to workers who have suffered injury or illness at work.

Industrial deafness can take years to become serious so that you consider it be significant and you normally have three years to bring your claim for hearing loss, starting from when it became significant and you thought it might have been caused by your work.

Hull’s Specialist Industrial Hearing Loss Claims Lawyer
Time limits apply so it is important that you have an experienced noise induced hearing loss solicitor handling your claim otherwise you are likely to get nothing or significantly less than you are entitled to. To ensure you receive full compensation for your noise induced hearing loss claim in Hull, get in touch with me by calling 01507 609027 or online for a free, no-obligation consultation about your case. All cases are pursued on a no win no fee basis, with no hidden charges.

Low value injury claim been turned down?

Has your lower value injury claim been turned down?

It has been reported in recent weeks that many solicitors and law firms are no longer accepting personal injury cases that are of lower value. This is because they only attract “fixed” costs and so many lawyers are taking the view that they are no longer financially viable for them to take on. This is especially so since a change in the law last year which introduced more fixed costs in personal injury claims.

I’ve been told my claim is not worth taking on
This creates a problem for many people who have low value claims especially if the claim is also not an easy or straightforward one. Many such “riskier” but deserving cases are simply not being taken on by law firms leaving many injured people with perfectly valid claims without the all important solicitor representation they need to succeed or even get their cases off the ground.

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has suggested that solicitors are distancing themselves from such cases because they are “not financially viable to run”.

Many lower value injury claims are being turned down, for example, there has been a particular rise in the number of abused dementia sufferers being unable to claim due to a hesitance on the part of law firms. In these cases it is proving more difficult than ever for the injured person to pursue a claim because of lack of willing solicitors to represent them.

However, Nigel Askew Solicitor continues to accept these cases and will be happy to assist with any lower value and difficult injury claims. He says “To me it’s not just about how much money can be made out of a case or client, as it is for many firms nowadays, but about making sure the public still has proper access to justice even where they may have a difficult case and unprofitable case.”

Nigel Askew Solicitor can help if your claim has been turned down by another solicitor or claims company
Despite the increased difficulty in making smaller personal injury claims, Nigel Askew is happy to take on such cases. Even if you have been previously turned down by law firms and solicitors, there is still hope that you can get the financial compensation you deserve for a personal injury.

How to make a claim
If you have suffered a personal injury that is deemed “lower value” or “too difficult” to pursue a claim for compensation, contact Nigel Askew to make a claim. Although other solicitors may have turned down your claim, do not let that deter you. Get in touch with Nigel Askew Solicitor by using the online contact form or by calling 01507 609027. Your claim will be handled just like any other regardless how small or difficult, and there is a free, no obligation consultation which will help you to determine whether your claim is valid. All cases are pursued on a no-win no-fee basis.

Skiiing accident claims

Skiing Accident Claims

The popularity of skiing trips has led to an increase in the number of skiing accident claims for serious skiing injuries on the slopes. Research shows that almost a third of insurance claims are now related to claims for skiing accidents!

Unfortunately it is all too common to see other skiers and snowboarders failing to adhere to the basic rules, for instance, failing to show any courtesy to others and when skiing behind someone else, adjusting their speed and being careful to avoid collision.

Before you head off, make sure you check that skiing activities are covered by your travel insurance and remember that if you are under the influence of drink or drugs when the accident occurs, your claim will almost always become void and you could end up with a bill for many thousands of pounds for medical treatment and special travel arrangements home.

If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a skiing accident, make sure it is reported at the time, retain your ski pass and get the details of any witnesses. Many cases have been lost as a result of a lack of witness evidence and so statements need to be taken as soon as possible.

Proving Liability For Your Skiing Accident
So if you have suffered injury as a result of a skiing accident it is important to consider the process of making a claim. This is especially the case for skiing injuries as they are often serious and have long lasting consequences. Firstly, skiing accident claims abroad can be challenging as a result of the different laws in each country and secondly the often serious nature of the injuries require a specialist skiing injury solicitor. Therefore, if you have been involved in a skiing accident abroad it is crucial that you contact a specialist skiing accident claim solicitor who understands skiing.

As an accomplished skier myself I understand all the issues and as I only do personal injury work, unlike claims management firms I do not do bulk claims, I investigate each case personally, speaking to your witnesses and gathering as much evidence as possible.

This gives me the best chance of proving for you that your injuries were caused by the negligence of the other skier.

Although the process can be complex, I am committed to getting you the compensation you deserve for your skiing injury whether it was caused by faulty ski equipment, inadequate ski instruction, or another person’s negligence on the ski slopes, you need the right solicitor to help you.

Contact Nigel Askew Solicitor
If you want to seek compensation for a skiing injury, get in touch with me on 01507 609027 or online for a free, no-obligation consultation about your case. I deal with cases on a no-win, no-fee basis. There are no hidden charges. I will come and see you at whatever time and wherever suits. I visit clients personally throughout the Louth and Grimsby areas of Lincolnshire.

Hearing loss caused by BT tone sets

Hearing loss caused by BT tone sets

If you have ever worked for British Telecom and used amplifiers and oscillators during your employment, the chances are that you could have damaged your hearing. BT engineers and technicians are amongst the people who may have been affected by prolonged use of the tone sets, which are used to detect line faults.

BT accept negligence
It is believed that there are around a million people in the UK whose job exposes them to excessive sound levels. BT engineers using the oscillators and amplifiers have often been subjected to loud signals through their headphones, which can cause discomfort and lead to long lasting hearing difficulties.

After many years, BT has acknowledged their negligence in the problems caused by the tone set equipment, meaning that affected employees or former employees may be eligible to compensation. If you believe that your experience with BT has had a negative effect on your hearing ability, you may be able to make a claim.

Signs of deafness
Some of the common signs of deafness that can result from prolonged exposure to loud noises in the workplace include:

    • Having to turn the volume up high on the television or radio.
    • Being unable to hear the phone or doorbell ring.
    • A persistent buzzing in the ears, a condition known as tinnitus.
    • Being unable to hear what people are saying, or asking them to repeat themselves often.

If you suffer from one or more of these symptoms, and have previously worked with BT’s tone set oscillators and amplifiers, you could be due compensation for the damage caused to your hearing.

Contact Nigel Askew
To find out whether you have a valid claim to make against BT, contact me by telephone on 01507 609027, or get in touch via the contact form on my website to set up a consultation. There is no obligation or hidden charges, and cases are made on a no-win, no-fee basis.