A compensation claim in Pocklington is the same as one based anywhere else in the UK. You can make a compensation claim in Pocklington if you have been the victim of an accident or if you have a work-related illness or an occupational disease. You can also make a compensation claim in Pocklington if you have contracted an illness for which another person was responsible (for example if you ate a meal at a restaurant and subsequently had a bout of food poisoning for which you received medical treatment).
Limitation period for a compensation claim in Pocklington
You usually have three years from the diagnosis of an illness or of sustaining injuries in an accident (not your fault) in which to make a compensation claim in Pocklington or elsewhere. However, if you were involved in an accident aboard a plane or ship, then you have only two years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim as such accidents are governed by International Conventions.
If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness such as Vibration White Finger (VWF) or repetitive strain injury (RSI) then it is possible that your illness was caused by your employer’s negligence. For example, if you have VWF and you were not properly trained to handle a high-powered drill, or if your employer did not provide you with the correct kind of protective gloves, then he or she could be seen (in the eyes of the law) to have been negligent in his or her duty to keep you, the employee, healthy and safe in your working environment. However, if you were provided with protective gloves and chose not to wear them, then you could not claim personal injury compensation against your employer.
If you spend your working day assembling small components, then you may get RSI. You can also get this if you routinely do the same motions using your upper body (pushing or pulling a cart carrying bread in a bakery, for example). If you do not have long enough breaks, or do not change your routine, or if you continue making the same movements with your upper body, then you could have a case to claim personal injury compensation against your employer.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need expert advice regarding a personal injury compensation claim, then you can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm with over ten years’ experience of helping people with personal injury compensation claims. We work with a team of solicitors who are experts in this field and are here to help you.
Why not visit our Accident Advice Helpline website to discover more about us and what we may be able to do for you? After you have checked us out, you could give us a ring for expert legal advice. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline and 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. As our lines are permanently open, why not call right now?
Date Published: 20th August 2013