Personal injury compensation claims can be made for many reasons; you may have been diagnosed as having an occupational disease (work-related illness) or you might have been injured in an accident that was no fault of yours. You might also have contracted an illness that was caused by someone else’s negligence. If you are thinking of lodging a personal injury compensation claim, you have to prove that your illness or injury was caused by another person’s negligence and you have three years to file a claim. Having said that, however, the sooner you file a claim, the better, as all the details will be fresh in your mind. An accident solicitor in Burnside or elsewhere may be able to advise you.
Personal injury claims for lead poisoning
Lead is still used in many industries, for example it is used in some batteries and was used in paints. Lead oxide is sometimes produced when lead paint coating is cut in the demolition process when buildings are destroyed. In the past lead pipes were the norm and in some older buildings they may not have been replaced. If you have not been issued with the appropriate protective gear then you might be exposed to lead which can lead to poisoning. Members of the public may be exposed to lead because of a spillage or because it was disposed of or incinerated in an incorrect way.
There are regulations which stipulate how lead and other hazardous substances are disposed of and failure to comply with the regulations as laid down in “The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health” regulations (COSHH) and if you have been exposed to these then you may have grounds on which to base a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident solicitor in Burnside
If you have been exposed to lead or any other hazardous substance, and have developed lead poisoning, for example, which might, in a minor form cause stomach pains, fatigue as well as aches and pains, you might be looking for an accident solicitor in Burnside or elsewhere to find out if you have a case to make a personal injury compensation claim. If you have had a prolonged exposure to lead then this might result in vomiting, as well as more serious symptoms. Luckily instances of lead poisoning are rarer now than they used to be as lead is no longer used to the extent that it was in the past. However people still suffer occasionally from lead poisoning. An accident solicitor in Burnside or elsewhere may not have the experience of dealing with lead poisoning personal injury claims and perhaps you will need to call more than one accident solicitor in Burnside (for example) to find one who can take on our claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have problems finding an accident solicitor in Burnside to take up your claim, then you could call us at Accident Advice Helpline. Visit our Accident Advice Helpline website and then perhaps you will want to call us on one of our freephone numbers for expert advice from our team of solicitors. The freephone numbers to ring are 0800 689 0500 for landlines and for mobile phones, 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now for advice as our lines are always open?
Date Published: 2nd July 2013