What is a personal injury?
Personal injury can be physical or psychological. One common personal injury that results from car accidents, for example, is whiplash. Many people are also familiar with injuries such as broken bones, which result from slips, trips and falls. Industrial disease is also a form of personal injury.
What is industrial disease?
This is a type of injury that has occurred because of someone’s work. It may be caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals, or the use of machinery in the course of a person’s work.
Emphysema is one form of industrial disease. This is an incurable lung condition that may be caused by exposure to dust – for example, in the mining industry.
If I have an industrial disease, why do I need a personal injury lawyer in Rothes?
When you have an industrial disease, it may reduce your capacity to work, either in the short or long term. Sometimes, the effects are permanent. Loss of income is an obvious result of industrial disease, and this may have been caused by a negligent employer.
Fortunately, compensation claims can be made in cases of industrial disease such as emphysema, for up to three years after they have been diagnosed.
Why should I choose Accident Advice Helpline?
We started in 2000 and, since then, have built up a reputation as a successful personal injury law firm – today, one of the largest in the UK. We have achieved success and continue to achieve it because we adhere to four key principles:
As a result, the noted consumer campaigner, Esther Rantzen, became our patron in 2003.
Do I need to know anything else about making a claim?
All our solicitors, including your personal injury lawyer in Rothes, will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis.
In most personal injury cases, there is a three-year limit to make a claim. Industrial disease, however, is different. The exact date of onset is difficult to determine, so the normal limit is extended.
If you have records of any medical treatment you have undergone, and receipts for any costs incurred through your industrial disease, this will be of great assistance to your personal injury lawyer in Rothes.
So if you have an industrial disease and you would like to claim compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline now, or take our 30-second test online. This compensation calculator is free to use and will tell you whether you qualify to make a claim. It will also give you an estimate of the value.
How do I make a claim?
The first step is simply to pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. If you are calling from a mobile, dial 0333 500 0993, or text “claim365” to 80100.
It doesn’t matter when you call, because our lines are open 24/7. When you speak to one of our friendly, professional advisors, you are assured of confidentiality, sensitivity and empathy.
Date Published: 6th March 2014
Author: David Brown