What is personal injury?
Personal injury is an injury which happens to someone. It can be physical or psychological. Examples include injuries sustained in road traffic accidents, such as whiplash, and injuries caused by slips, trips and falls.
Sometimes, personal injury is in the form of industrial disease.
What is industrial disease?
Industrial disease is illness that has developed as a result of someone’s work. It includes conditions that have occurred through exposure to dangerous substances, or through use of machinery without proper regard for health and safety.
One example of industrial disease is emphysema, which can be caused by exposure to dust (for example, in the mining industry). This is an incurable lung disease which has severe consequences.
Why would I need a personal injury lawyer in Rotherwick for industrial disease?
Industrial disease may reduce someone’s capacity to work, either temporarily or permanently. Loss of money is an obvious consequence, and the reason that the person can no longer work is because their employer failed to ensure that proper safeguards were in place.
Fortunately, it is possible to claim compensation for industrial diseases such as emphysema.
What do I do?
If you have an industrial disease, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or, if using a mobile, 0333 500 0993. You can also text “claim365” to 80100.
Our lines are open so call to speak to one of our friendly, professional advisors. They will treat you with sensitivity and empathy, and what you say to them will be kept confidential.
Why should I choose Accident Advice Helpline?
Since starting as a personal injury law firm in 2000, we have dealt with all our clients according to four key principles:
It is this approach that brought us to the attention of Esther Rantzen, the noted consumer champion. She was so impressed by our work that she was happy to endorse us and become our patron, which she has been for the last 10 years.
We are now one of the largest law firms in the UK.
Is there anything else I need to know about making a claim?
Your personal injury lawyer in Rotherwick will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, as do all our solicitors.
Normally, there is a three year limit to make a claim. However, since the onset of industrial disease is complex to determine, the limit is extended to three years after your diagnosis. Obviously, if you have records of your medical treatment and receipts for any expenses incurred as a result of your industrial disease, this will help your solicitor.
But don’t delay – if you have an industrial disease and you want to claim compensation through a personal injury lawyer in Rotherwick, call us now. You can also try our 30 second test, a free compensation calculator available on our website, to check if you qualify.
Date Published: 6th March 2014
Author: David Brown