Talk to an accident solicitor in Brendon about your accident at work
Your employer has a legal responsibility to keep you safe while you are on their premises working for them. Health and safety legislation requires employers to have all electrical equipment checked at regular intervals, ensure fire alarm systems are up-to-date and functioning and air conditioning units are regularly inspected so that no outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease can happen.
If you have suffered injuries because of an accident at work that was due to your employers’ negligence, and your accident occurred within the last 3 years, you can claim compensation. In cases of industrial disease, which is often developed over a long period of time or discovered long after the actual event, it is likely that the 3-year rule will be extended to allow victims to make a personal injury claim.
Such phenomena first came to the attention of the medical profession in 1943, when several small outbreaks of a form of pneumonia occurred, which were later attributed to Legionnaires’ disease. The first large-scale and widely reported outbreak happened in 1976, when 220 people belonging to the American Legion fell ill in Philadelphia. Their illness was tracked down to bacteria, which were later identified and named as Legionella pneumonium. Such bacteria thrive in water, where they occur naturally.
Buildings where air-conditioning units have evaporative condensers for example can turn into a breeding ground for these bacteria, if not regularly inspected and maintained. Outbreaks occur with frightening regularity at hospitals, where the air temperature is kept fairly warm to facilitate patients’ recovery and comfort. Sadly, Legionella pneumonium also loves warm, moist conditions. This puts people working at hospitals or in medical laboratories at higher risk than other employees, but it also endangers patients’ lives.
If you were affected by an outbreak of Legionnaires ’ disease, either in an open plan office or in a hospital or any other work place, you may take a long time to recover your health. You’re looking for advice from an accident solicitor in Brendon or elsewhere to establish whether you have a claim for compensation for your Legionnaire’s disease.
You may have already tried to find an accident solicitor in Brendon in your neighbourhood to represent you but if you haven’t found one offering no win no fee services or would like a “second opinion”, why not call Accident Advice Helpline?
Calls are free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and lines are available 24/7. Feel free to call any time you like and a friendly advisor will be at hand to give an honest expert opinion about your chances of winning compensation and you’ll receive an estimate how much your claim might be worth.
For the past 13 years this compensation provider has helped thousands of people to gain access to justice and compensation. You can use their simple 30-second test online to see, if you qualify for making a claim, then ring the freephone number and speak to an expert about your accident at work claim. We have legal experts all over the country and it is possible we have an accident solicitor in Brendon near you.
Date Published: 28th June 2013