Although working environments are much better than they were in the past, because of strict rules and regulations, which are overseen by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) people can still be exposed to danger in their workplaces, sometimes because employers fail in their responsibility to safeguard the health and safety of their workers.
If you have had an accident in your workplace which was caused by negligence on the part of your employer, then you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for your injuries or any work-related illness. Some diseases such as emphysema take years to make themselves apparent. For example in the past miners suffered from this disease because they were exposed to coal dust which settled in their lungs. The build-up happens over time until breathing is so bad that oxygen is needed to help the respiratory process. Now we are more aware of the need to wear protective clothing and such diseases are, thankfully, becoming rarer.
However it is possible that because of prolonged exposure to a harmful substance, you are now incapacitated.
Accident solicitor in Burntisland
If you are suffering from a work-related illness then you should contact an accident solicitor in Burntisland or one who has chambers close to you. You should make a personal injury claim within three years of being diagnosed with a work-related injury which you can prove is the result of another person’s negligence – in the case of a work-related illness, this would probably be your employer.
An accident solicitor in Burntisland or one in any other part of the UK will probably give you the first appointment free of charge to discuss the possibility of making a personal injury compensation claim. You actually need an accident solicitor in Burntisland or elsewhere so that you can take advice about how much compensation you could expect for your injury. Sometimes an offer is made which is too low, but you may, without legal advice, accept it. You may have to take the case to court, so it is best to file a personal injury compensation claim as soon as possible, as this procedure takes time.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which has a team of solicitors all over the country who specialise in personal injury compensation claims. You may not find an accident solicitor in Burntisland with sufficient expertise to help you in which case we could perhaps be of assistance.
You could visit our Accident Advice Helpline website initially and find out more about us. Then if you like what you read, and take the thirty second test to find out how much compensation you might get if your claim were successful, you could call us at any time, 365 days a year, on one of our freephone numbers. These are, for landlines, 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile, 0333 500 0993. Why not call us now for expert advice?
Date Published: 2nd July 2013