A Dumbarton accident claim can be made for industrial conditions, as well as for one off accidents that were not your fault. Your employer has a legal duty to protect you from these, but so many people suffer from industrial conditions of many different types that it is not unusual for a Dumbarton accident claim to be made for them.
Industrial conditions a Dumbarton accident claim could be made for
There are many industrial conditions that a Dumbarton accident claim could be made for, just a few of them being:
- Industrial deafness – your employer should ensure noise is kept to an acceptable level, and if they cannot they should provide you with ear protectors.
- Exposure to dangerous chemicals – the correct protective clothing should be provided by your employer and chemicals should always be stored in the proper way. Chemicals can have life-changing effects for anyone injured by them.
- Repetitive strain injuries – these are very common, particularly among keyboard workers who sit in the same position typing all day. The risk of them developing can be reduced by making sure that the workstation is ergonomically suitable and wrist supports are used by the keyboard. This can help prevent such things as Carpel Tunnel Syndrome.
- Vibration injuries – the most common of these is vibration white finger, which is caused by the constant use of vibrating tools. This can damage the nerves in the hand and wrist, and once the harm has been done it cannot be cured.
- Dermatitis – This is often caused by detergents, which are used for many different purposes. Its prevention is as simple as wearing latex gloves, which your employer should provide you with.
There are many other industrial conditions that your employer should be protecting you from. If they fail in the legal duty, you may be able to make a Dumbarton accident claim for compensation.
Because of the nature of many of these conditions, they can take several years to manifest themselves. Therefore, you have three years from the date you were diagnosed with your industrial condition to make your Dumbarton accident claim.
Getting you claim started
At Accident Advice Helpline we work in partnership with some of the finest solicitors in Scotland, and together we can help you with your claim. We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis so that you will not have to worry about financing your claim.
For more information about personal injury claims, call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 14th December 2014