Kirriemuir’s claim to fame, though probably not the only one, is that it is the home of J.M. Barrie, famous for creating the character of Peter Pan. The old Town House in Kirriemuir was built in 1604 and now houses the Kirriemuir museum – you may have visited it.
You may live in Kirriemuir and be contemplating filing a personal injury compensation claim for injuries sustained in an accident that you can prove, along with your accident lawyers in Kirriemuir, was not your fault. Generally you have three years in which to make a claim, although sometimes you only have two years to do this; it depends on where you had the accident and under what circumstances you sustained your injuries.
Accident lawyers in Kirriemuir
You may also be thinking about filing a personal injury compensation claim because you have been diagnosed with an illness or disease which, again along with your accident lawyers in Kirriemuir or elsewhere, you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. You have three years in which to file such a claim.
Risks of silicosis
Many of the buildings in Kirriemuir are built with red sandstone, which was quarried locally. Sandstone, gritstone and quartzite can contain more than 70 per cent respirable crystalline silica (RCS) and if these are inhaled over a prolonged period of time, silicosis can develop. The general public seems not to be at risk of silicosis as most cases that have been reported have been from people who work in the quarrying industry, in construction, in potteries and people such as stonemasons who work with stones. RCS particles can be produced when engaged in sandblasting, mining, rock drilling, brick cutting, glass manufacturing, foundry work and so on as well as when involved in quarrying.
Fibrosis, which is the hardening or scarring of lung tissue, can result in lungs which do not function well, and this is linked to exposure to RCS over a long period of time. People with fibrosis become short of breath and ultimately will be house-bound or bed-bound. People who suffer in this way can die prematurely because of heart failure.
Acute silicosis occurs when a person has been exposed to large amounts of RCS in a short period of time and this is life-threatening.
Silica is thought to be linked to lung cancer and people with silicosis are also at risk from other diseases such as TB, kidney disease and arthritis.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are experiencing any problems in finding injury lawyers in Kirriemuir or elsewhere to represent you, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We have two freephone numbers which you can ring at any time of day or night, every day of the year. We have more than 15 years experience of helping people with their personal injury compensation claims.
Call us for expert legal advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.