Industrial deafness, disease and injury in Stockport

tockport has a proud industrial heritage. From the world’s first mechanised silk factory in the 18th century, to contributing to a major turning point in history in the 19th century – with the cotton manufacturing of the industrial revolution. Stockport was also the centre of the hatting trade, and by 1884 was exporting six million hats a year.

Employers of machine production workers have a strict duty to provide a safe environment for all of their employees, and there are very strict guidelines that have to be adhered to at all times.

Nearly a quarter of a million workers in the United Kingdom suffer from hearing problems after working in noisy conditions. The two most common ailments are industrial deafness and tinnitus. Both of these can either develop over years or come upon suddenly after a major trauma.

Industrial disease can also have permanent effects, and get worse over time. And like industrial deafness, you could be feeling the consequences, or developing the side effects and symptoms, even if you are no longer working. Frequent industrial disease claims include damage to the lungs from exposure to asbestos, or from inhalation of dust from coal mines, factories, foundries or quarries. Working with aniline dyes and chemicals can cause bladder problems, and asthma can be triggered from both chemicals and dust. Handling wood saws, drills and other vibrating tools can cause hand and arm injuries, and skin irritations, cancer and dermatitis can be caused from irritant fumes or chemical contact.

Here at Marlow Braide, we have a team of specialist medical experts who can not only evaluate as early as possible whether you can make a claim for maximum compensation, but will also aid and assist you in your recovery, and help you cope with the losses or medical condition brought upon by industrial deafness or disease. We can organise specialist medical treatment and equipment for you, and help get your life back on track.

If you are in need of support and advice, contact us today with the email contact form, or call us on 0161 474 0628.

Marlow Braide: getting you the justice you deserve

Marlow Braide are a firm of solicitors offering a range of no win, no fee services to enable clients to make compensation claims across different areas. Services include:

Accident and injury claims

If you have had an accident that was not your fault, Marlow Braide will be able to work with you to get you the compensation you deserve from the party at fault. Whether you have had a road accident that was caused by another driver, or an accident at work, you will be able to get help putting together a strong case for a successful claim.

Medical negligence

If you feel that you have been made ill by the negligence of a doctor or medical staff at a hospital, Marlow Braide can work with you to get you compensation for your injuries or illness. Solicitors work with a panel of medical experts who know the law and are able to evaluate your case individually.

Employment law

Cases where clients have been made redundant or feel that their rights as an employee have been violated can be handled by experienced solicitors who will investigate and check your rights to help you make a strong case against your employer. We can also help in cases where you feel that you have been discriminated against because of your sex, race or disability.

Industrial deafness

Your employer has a duty of care to you to ensure that you are provided with a safe workplace in which your health is taken seriously. If you have lost your hearing or suffered hearing damage as a result of your employer’s negligence, Marlow Braide can help you claim compensation.

Holiday and sickness claims

When you have gotten ill or been injured on holiday, it may seem difficult to claim compensation because you are not in your home country. We can help you obtain compensation for these injuries and illnesses once you return from holiday.

Other services

Marlow Braide provide a range of other services to help any client resolve legal issues quickly and easily. Other services include debt recovery, dealing with change of name deeds and settling commercial disputes.

Personal Injury Stockport

Working the best deal in a personal injury case

It is not easy coping with an accident that has occurred. Be it on the road, at your workplace or anywhere. If you are an innocent victim, then the damage can be emotional as well. Everyone in the family gets wrapped up in the whole affair of looking after the injured, dealing with doctors and policemen and also emotionally dealing with it all. What normally ends up taking a backseat is approaching a personal injury lawyer who can help you out.

Personal injury is not necessary restricted to vehicular accident. It can be an accident at work, it could be the result of negligence on the floor of a manufacturing unit. It also need not be related to physical injury alone. If you have lost a job, been wrongfully blamed and even imprisoned, then chances are you have a strong case of personal injury that you can file. As a victim, you are entitled to a compensation. But this is something that is decided by a court of law and you need to have solid representation.

Personal injury solicitors Stockport are plenty. What you will need to do is find one who identifies with your case and will help you build a strong one. When you are looking for the right kind of lawyer, be sure to check their qualifications and also their experience in your kind of case. This gives them a better grounding and also they will be able to anticipate what may come up in your case. Solicitors can work with large firms or can work independently. Either way you can learn about them online. They often have portfolios and even video representation of themselves. This will help you decide if you will be comfortable with them.

The reason you need expert lawyers is because the law is constantly evolving and they are best able to apply the law to your case. The law is also convoluted at times and it may be difficult for you to comprehend it in the right manner.

It is essential that you approach a lawyer as soon as you can. The details of the incident will be fresh in your mind and you will be able to get the necessary paperwork together rather fast. There is also what is known as the statute of limits on certain cases and approaching a lawyer soon will ensure that you are within the stipulated time frame.