Joiners & Woodworkers
As a varied industry the risks posed to joiners and woodworkers are numerous. If you have worked or are currently still working in joinery it is important that you, or the person responsible at the place of your employment is ensuring the correct procedures and personal protective equipment is being worn.
It seems straight forward to most people that this is a high risk job, full of potential hazards and safety risks but it is also important to understand what is causing these risks and how they may affect you.
If you do believe working in the woodwork industry is causing an illness or condition then we would strongly advise you to read the following information and see how Roberts Jackson Solicitors can help, whether it be making a No Win No Fee claim or just providing FREE legal advice.
Some joiners and woodworkers may frequently find themselves in noisy environments. Working with heavy machinery is likely to be the cause in most occasions but overuse of tools without the correct PPE can also cause problems. Ringing and buzzing (tinnitus) can be a common sign of hearing loss caused by noise damage as well as missing parts of conversation or having the television on loud.
If you do have any concerns, Roberts Jackson can provide you with a FREE hearing test** and assist you in making a compensation claim against the person responsible.
- Mild Tinnitus or Hearing Loss £3,000 to £7,000
- Moderate Tinnitus or Hearing Loss £7,000 to £10,000
- Severe Tinnitus or Hearing Loss £10,000 to £20,000*
**Free Hearing test subject to case acceptance
Breathing Problems & Occupational Asthma
Joiners can possibly breathe in hazardous fumes. Occupational Asthma is a common work related condition among woodworkers due to wood dust particles in the air along with fumes from lacquer. These fumes not only cause difficulty to your breathing but have also been linked to kidney failure, nervous system damage and loss of vision.
It is also possible to make a claim for a breathing problem that has been made worse by fumes that have been inhaled during working hours.
Visiting your GP is the best way to establish what has caused your breathing condition or what has made a pre-existing condition worse but we would also advise you inform your employer so they can take measures to assist you and prevent further exposure. Roberts Jackson Solicitors are on hand to provide FREE legal advice ranging from – running a No Win No Fee claim to assistance with state benefits that may be owed to you.
- Mild Asthma, Breathing Issues Up to £3,400
- Relatively Mild Symptoms £7,000 to £12,000
- Bronchitis and Wheezing £12,000 to £17,000
- Chronic Asthma £17,000 to £28,000
- Severe Disabling Asthma £28,000 to £43,000*
*All compensation amounts based on the Judicial College guidelines (formerly the Judicial Studies Board guidelines)