Perhaps you have developed an industrial or occupational disease and have recently been diagnosed by your doctor. If this is the case, did you know that you could have grounds to make a personal injury claim against your employer? If you are self-employed and have worked in industrial premises where you have been exposed to hazardous materials, then you may also have a claim against them, as employers have a responsibility for the safety of employees and visitors to their premises.
Some occupational diseases
Many people, all over the UK have had an asbestos-related disease, and there have been many successful personal injury claims cases. Successful claims have been made by shipyard workers, people in the construction industry and members of the armed forces, for example.
Emphysema is another occupational disease which is associated with coal mining in particular, but which can also affect workers in other industries.
If your hearing ability has deteriorated over a period of years, then you could have a claim for industrial deafness, or noise induced hearing loss as it is also called. This could have occurred because you worked in a very noisy environment and were not given appropriate ear defenders.
There are many examples of other illnesses which have been caused by a poor or hazardous working environment, when employers have failed to provide their employees with the appropriate training or protective clothing which could have prevented them from contracting the disease.
Employers have a legal responsibility to keep their employees safe and failure to do this may be construed as negligence.
Accident solicitor in Jarrow
If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, then you might be looking for an accident solicitor in Jarrow, or one near you. You might have looked in the phone directory under accident solicitor in Jarrow, but might not have found one who can deal with the type of personal injury claim you want to make. If you looked online for an accident solicitor in Jarrow, you may have come across Accident Advice Helpline. Although we are not listed under accident solicitor in Jarrow or any other specific location in the UK we will have a solicitor near you who is a specialist in dealing with personal injury compensation claims.
You might wish to check out our Accident Advice Helpline website and see what we are all about. You can take our thirty second test which gives you an estimate of the amount of compensation you might receive for your personal injury. If you have a work-related illness, or been the victim of an accident, you might want to ring us for expert advice. You need to file a personal injury compensation claim within three years of the date of an accident or within three years of first being diagnosed with a work-related injury.
For free, expert advice call us now (our lines are always open) on our freephone number 0800 689 0500