Maybe you are a resident of Loanhead and are contemplating the idea of making an accident claim in Loanhead because you have been injured in an accident that you can prove was not your fault. If your accident occurred within the last three years, you may be able to file an injury claim in Loanhead, or one based elsewhere in Britain.
However, for some accidents, such as those which occur at sea, in the air or at an airport, you only have two years in which to make any personal injury compensation claim.
If you are uncertain about how long you have to make your claim, whether it is an injury claim in Loanhead or elsewhere, contact the experts in personal injury compensation claims at Accident Advice Helpline. Our freephone numbers are given below.
Accident claim in Loanhead
You can also make an accident claim in Loanhead if you have been diagnosed with an illness in the last three years which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. The other person could be your employer in the case of a work-related illness, or the owner of a restaurant if you had food poisoning after eating there.
Silicosis and pneumoconiosis
Loanhead used to be a mining community for shale and coal were mined there. Shale can contain between 40% and 60% silica, so anyone working with it should be equipped with breathing apparatus and protective wear. People who work in quarrying, slate works, foundries, potteries, stonemasonry, construction sectors and industries using silica flour to manufacture goods could be at risk because of the amount of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) which could be in the air.
Inhaling coal dust can cause pneumoconiosis, which is a respiratory disease similar to silicosis. Some cases of pneumoconiosis are related to asbestos, but in 2012 there were 265 new cases of coal worker’s pneumoconiosis assessed for Industrial Injuries and Disablement Benefit (IIDB), as compared to 275 in 2011. As for new cases of silicosis, there were 40 assessed for IIDB in 2011 compared to 50 in 2010.
However, these cases are probably under-reported, and it is likely that there are more each year. If you have been diagnosed with either of these diseases, then you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have grounds for filing any type of personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. You can call at any time, day or night, as our lines are open 24/7. The freephone numbers to call are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim?
Date Published: 16th November 2013
Author: David Brown