You may be looking for a firm of expert injury solicitors in Kirkby in Ashfield for a number of reasons, and you may or may not be able to find a firm which has an expert in the kind of accident, injury or illness which you have. If you are unable to find an injury solicitor with the expertise you need to represent you, then call us here at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers below.
Expert injury solicitors in Kirkby in Ashfield
You may need a firm of expert injury solicitors in Kirkby in Ashfield to help you file a personal injury compensation claim because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. If the accident happened within the last two or three years, depending on the accident and where it occurred, you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim.
If the accident happened at sea, in the air or at an airport, you will only have two years in which to make your injury claim. However, usually you have three years in which to file a claim if the accident occurred in the UK.
Illnesses resulting from another person’s negligence
If you have been diagnosed with an illness which you and your injury solicitors in Kirkby-in-Ashfield can prove was the result of another person’s negligence, you have three years from the first diagnosis in which to file a claim. Examples are work-related illnesses and food poisoning after eating out, although there are many others too.
If you work on a farm, you may have to work with hazardous substances such as pesticides, fertilisers and so on. If you have not been issued with appropriate protective clothing and breathing apparatus, you may become ill. Employers have a responsibility to protect employees’ health and safety, and failure to do this can result in personal injury compensation claims against them. You should be fully protected in accordance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.
If you work with poultry you may be adversely affected by dust in the poultry sheds, dander, feathers, bedding materials and so on. Farmer’s lung is a recognised occupational disease which is caused by working in dusty conditions, including in granaries. You may also be susceptible to diseases which can be contracted from animals such as leptospirosis and cryptosporidium, and your employer has a duty to protect you as far as possible from these.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to make, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. We can advise you about any aspect of the claims process and give expert legal advice. You can call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers, which are 0800 689 0500 for landline calls, or for mobile calls on 0333 500 0993. Call now for expert legal advice about your claim.
Date Published: 4th January 2014
Author: David Brown