You may want to use the services of the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline, to make a personal injury claim, if you have become involved in an accident at work in South Norfolk and have suffered injuries as a result, through no fault of your own.
Throughout the UK, all employers have a legal duty to make sure that they protect the health and safety of all of their members of staff, and they need to make sure that they give their employees a safe place to carry out their work.
The type of injuries that you could suffer from an accident at work in South Norfolk can range from minor to major, from a few abrasions to serious head injuries, because an object has hit you on the head from a great height.
Sometimes it is not the one off accidents that are the problem though. There are many industrial conditions that can develop over time, and your employer should be protecting you from these as well.
If you have already left your position at the company and you develop an industrial illness, such as lung cancer, then you can still make a compensation claim against your previous boss, as long as you can prove that it was that employment that caused your disease.
Industrial illnesses and an accident at work in South Norfolk
There are many conditions that are work-related, but can take many years to develop. Just some of them are:
- Asbestos-related diseases. The problem with these diseases is that they can take up to 40 years to develop and it is expected that the number of reported cases will not peak until 2020.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Vibration White Finger, Dead Finger and Hand-arm syndrome. These are all injuries caused by using vibrating tools or equipment, repetitive actions such as constantly using a keyboard or your hand or wrist being hit with force. These can take up to 10 years to develop, and some of them are curable and some are not.
- Repetitive Strain Injury is caused when the same muscles are used repeatedly for actions they do not normally make.
- Back and spinal injuries can be caused by regular heavy lifting, particularly if the employee has not had the proper training in lifting heavy objects. Falls from height can also be the reason for these types of injuries.
- Industrial deafness can be caused by constantly being in a loud noise. Your boss should do all they can to reduce noise levels, and provide ear protectors.
The time to make your claim
The main difference between an industrial illness claim and other compensation claims, is that you have more time for the process to be started. Usually, there is three years from the date of the accident, but in the case of these conditions it is three years from the date of diagnosis.
We have handled many claims for industrial conditions of all types, and have the experience and expertise to help you win your claim for compensation.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, and speak to our friendly advisors for all the information you need about making a personal injury claim.
Date Published: 20th May 2014