Solicitors Join Forces With Local Hospitals To Provide Free Hearing Clinics

Legal And Medical Experts To Offer Advice

23.08.2011

A leading national law firm is working in partnership with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust to offer people who have suffered damage to their hearing at work free hearing tests and expert legal advice.

Organised by the Birmingham office of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, the event is an opportunity for people to seek help and advice about suffering hearing damage as a result of their work.

The hearing clinics will be held on:- 

  • 3rd September at Heartlands Hospital
  • 1st October at Good Hope Hospital
  • 5th November at Solihull Hospital

An NHS Audiologist will carry out the hearing test and provide advice on managing hearing difficulties. Legal experts from Irwin Mitchell will be on hand to provide free, no obligation, legal advice service to people whose hearing has been damaged by noise at work.

Louise Scott, a workplace injury solicitor with law firm Irwin Mitchell, who specialises in industrial hearing loss, said: “Around 200,000 people in the UK suffer from noise-induced hearing problems, including tinnitus, partial deafness and a complete loss of hearing. 

“Every day we see the legacy of work related hearing damage which severely affects people’s lives. In so many cases hearing damage can be avoided if employers had provided workers with relatively inexpensive protection and equipment.

The Birmingham and District Tinnitus Group are supporting the hearing centres and will also be at each event to offer support and advice.

If you or a loved one has suffered from hearing damage such as acoustic shock, tinnitus, and noise-induced hearing loss caused by conditions at work our solicitors could help you claim compensation. See our Industrial Disease Claims page for more information.