United Kingdom (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
Personal Injury firm Mercury Legal Solicitors are supporting the event, which runs from 6th-12th May and are focusing specifically on noise-induced hearing loss, offering specialist legal advice to those suffering hearing loss caused by inadequate hearing protection in their past or present work environment.
The firm have launched a specialist website designed to provide targeted information on noise-induced hearing loss and give details of the legal options available. They have also produced an infographic with all the facts and figures on tinnitus along with advice on what to do if you think you may have a claim against your current or previous employer.
Figures show that tinnitus is a common condition, with 1 in 10 people having some awareness of it and 1 in 200 people severely affected by it. The condition is most often caused by damage that occurs inside the inner ear and, although other causes do exist, in the majority of cases tinnitus can be traced back to a time spent working in a noisy work environment, with little or no ear protection.
Gavin Moat, Senior Partner at Mercury Legal said of the website launch: “We wanted to create a website dedicated to sufferers of noise-induced hearing loss to provide the most targeted service we can to those affected by the condition.
“We hope this website will give people the information they need quickly and easily and along with the infographic, hope to inform people of the legal issues surrounding tinnitus and the steps they can take to do something about it.
“We think Deaf Awareness Week is a brilliant idea and are right behind the efforts of all the organisations supporting this event. We aim to offer useful and timely information on the legal options available”.
To view the infographic, please visit: http://www.ringingin-ears.co.uk/tinnitus-infographic