If you live in Giffnock, you may be seeking a firm of best injury lawyers in Giffnock because you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness or an occupational disease, or perhaps you have had food poisoning after having a meal out. If you and a member of a firm of injury lawyers for Giffnock can prove that your illness was caused by another person’s negligence, then you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. You have three years from being first diagnosed with the illness to make your claim.
Best injury lawyers for Giffnock
You may also be considering looking for the best injury lawyers in Giffnock if you have been injured in an accident that you can prove was the fault of another person. Usually you have three years in which to file a claim. However if you were injured in an accident at sea, at an airport or in the air, you only have two years from the date of the accident in which to file a claim. This is also the case if you have suffered injuries during the course of a crime. You will need to check exactly how long you have in which to claim with injury lawyers for Giffnock, or others anywhere else in the UK. You can also check with us at Accident Advice Helpline; we are only a freephone call away.
Health risks of exposure to silica
If you work with rocks, sand or clay, you may risk illness from silica dust as it is contained in these substances. Silica dust is undetectable in normal lighting conditions, but respirable crystalline silica (RCS) may still be present in the atmosphere. Sandstone (which was formerly quarried in Giffnock) has a particularly high silica content.
If you breathe in RCS you might be at risk of developing the following lung diseases:
Silicosis: this makes breathing difficult and it can lead to other lung infections. You usually get this after being exposed to RCS over many years, although if you are exposed to large quantities of it over a short period of time, you risk damaging your health.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): This isn’t just one disease, but a group of them which include, but are not limited to, emphysema and bronchitis.
Lung cancer: If you already have silicosis, then you may later develop lung cancer.
If you are at risk because of RCS in your workplace your employer should provide you with protective gear and advise you of the dangers. Failure to do so could result in you becoming ill and filing a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are considering making a personal injury compensation claim of any kind, but need expert professional advice, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We have two freephone numbers for you to call and you can call at literally any time. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now?
Date Published: 26th October 2013
Author: David Brown