Industrial diseases – employer’s liability
When it comes to contracting an industrial disease employers are often found to be liable. This is because it is the duty of an employer to ensure that all members of staff are kept safe from harm – both physically and mentally. Included in this is the need to protect them from contracting illnesses such as those that can be covered by the term “industrial disease”.
If an employer fails to adhere to this “duty of care” then they could be found to be liable for any conditions that are contracted, and an accident claim in Norfolk could be made against them.
If you think you have contracted an industrial disease as a result of failings on the part of your employer, then contact Accident Advice Helpline today. We will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not you have the legal right to make an accident claim in Norfolk and we will do all we can to support you in receiving the compensation that you could be entitled to.
Making an accident claim in Norfolk
Our team of in-house solicitors are experts in helping clients make their accident claim in Norfolk after they have been diagnosed with an industrial disease. As a result you know you will be in good hands if you do decide to pursue compensation against your employer through Accident Advice Helpline.
One of the first things your accident claim in Norfolk solicitor will need to do is review your medical records. This will help determine the precise condition you have been diagnosed with, and start to lay down the foundations of what is likely to have caused the condition to develop in the first place.
Your accident claim in Norfolk solicitor will then look into your employment, and what the work environment is like that you work in. Of course, when it comes to making an accident claim in Norfolk it may well be that you are no longer employed by the company that is responsible for your exposure. Providing that the company are still operating, this will not be a problem in terms of seeking compensation.
Your accident claim in Norfolk solicitor will then investigate whether or not your employer is likely to be able to be held accountable and therefore liable for your illness or condition. It may be that if you were working in a noisy environment, and have contracted a hearing related condition as a result, that they will be found to be liable if they did nothing to protect your ears. Offering regular breaks from such noises, or providing ear protectors is often all that is needed to avoid liability and an accident claim in Norfolk being made.
Find out more today
If you would like to find out more about making an accident claim in Norfolk then please do not hesitate to contact us directly or take our 30 second test. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 20th September 2014
Author: David Brown