Industrial illnesses and expert injury lawyers in Lee-on-the-Solent
Lee-on-the-Solent is a small seaside town in Hampshire. It is primarily a sleepy residential area, with an upsurge of mostly local visitors in summer, but is well known as home to the Royal Navy Air Station HMS Daedalus (renamed HMS Ariel from 1959 to 1965). Whether the employer is the Royal Navy, or someone else, it doesn’t matter; all employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees. If they fail in this duty, they may have to face expert injury lawyers in Lee-on-the-Solent.
Industrial illnesses could interest expert injury lawyers in Lee-on-the-Solent
Employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees and this includes the prevention of industrial illnesses and diseases. The onset of one of these conditions can take up to 40 years to develop, but even if the employer has gone out of business, you would not be barred from using expert injury lawyers in Lee-on-the-Solent.
Explain industrial illnesses and diseases
There are many different industrial illnesses and diseases, all of which your employer should do their best to protect you from. There are stringent health and safety laws for many trades to help in this quest, but sometimes things still go wrong and some of the consequences are:
- Repetitive strain injury
- Back injuries
- Malignant mesothelioma
- Asbestos related lung cancer
- Industrial Deafness
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hand arm vibration syndrome
These are a small sample of the problems that may occur in your employment and mean you should use expert injury lawyers in Lee-on-the-Solent. In the cases of something like asbestos exposure, that should not be happening as asbestos was banned in the UK at the end of the last century. New cases from the exposure from the 1950s to 1990s are still reported daily and there is still much of it in buildings, ships and other things from that era. If it is found, it has to be removed by specialists, as it is very dangerous – a fact that was unknown when it was first used.
Making an industrial personal injury compensation claim
Any injury that you have sustained because of someone else’s fault or negligence, you have to make your claim within three years of it happening. As these diseases can take so long to show themselves that is not always possible. The rules change slightly to allow for this and you have to make your claim either within three years of being diagnosed or within three years of becoming aware that you had a condition.
When you find yourself in this situation, you need to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have dealt with numerous industrial disease claims in the 15 years since we were established and have the right experience to handle your claim on your behalf.
We operate on a No Win No Fee* basis, so only get paid when your claim as been won. Contact us either through our website or on our helpline number, 0800 689 0500, and our advisors will do the rest.