Health and Safety gone mad?!
On one hand, we see and hear people complaining and campaigning to have health and safety law relaxed or removed. And, when you read some of the reasons why, you can almost understand:
- Not endorsing the use of pins for poppies in November
- Not allowing conkers to be played on school yards any more
- Not allowing people in various gardens or on the grass, as it is too slippery when wet by rain
- Preventing people from using small step ladders as they are not ‘ladder trained’
- And many more examples
However, here at Accident Advice Helpline, along with our expert injury solicitors in Chathill, we see the other side of health and safety – or, more precisely, the devastating consequences when the health and safety rules, regulations and law are not followed…
Our in-house and expert injury solicitors in Chathill create and bring to a successful conclusion many compensation cases on behalf of people who have been hurt when things go awry at their workplace. Take the following examples;
- Claiming financial recompense for a worker who lost a finger in a machine where the guard was broken, and had not been replaced
- Claimed a substantial compensation amount for a worker crushed when an important safety mechanism failed on a piece of machinery
- Secured compensation for the next-of-kin for a construction worker, killed in a fall from height
There are also many men, and women too, currently suffering poor health as a result of working in industries in which they were exposed to dust and fumes. As our expert injury solicitors in Chathill will tell you, many industries such as mining and quarrying are far safer than they ever were but, just because we know the effects of some of the dust today does not mean that the people who are currently suffering ill-health should be exempt.
Deadlines still apply… but they ‘look’ different
Ordinary compensation claims made through our expert injury solicitors in Chathill will need to meet the three year deadline although with industrial disease claims, this timetable shifts slightly. Those people suffering from identified and listed industrial diseases have three years from a date considered ‘reasonable’ – in other words, if you were told back in 2002 that you have industrial asthma, directly related to your work as a miner, you would be expected to make a compensation claim within 3 years of this date – even though it may have been many years since you were miner.
Then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. We have helpful, friendly and professional advisers waiting to take your call and some of the very best expert injury solicitors in Chathill waiting to help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.