What is the definition of a personal injury?
Personal injury doesn’t just mean broken bones or whiplash, although these are common.
The consequences of car accidents or slips, trips and falls are indeed well known forms of personal injury, whether physical or psychological. But did you know that industrial disease is also a form of personal injury?
What is an industrial disease?
Basically, it is a type of personal injury occurring as a result of someone’s work. It could be caused by exposure to hazardous substances, for example, or the use of certain machinery in some jobs.
One form of industrial disease is an incurable lung condition that may be caused by exposure to dust or asbestos. It has typically been found in people who have worked in the mining and construction industries.
Why do I need a personal injury lawyer in Rothesay if I need to claim?
You will most probably have been off work, either for a temporary period or – in the case of serious conditions such as emphysema – permanently. As a result, you suffer from loss of income, and it may be because of employer negligence.
Fortunately, you can make a compensation claim in cases of industrial disease such as these.
How do I go about making a claim?
You will be pleased to know that it is simple and hassle free to get started. All you need to do is pick up your phone and dial 0800 689 0500 for Accident Advice Helpline. This is the number to use from a landline; if you are calling from a mobile, dial 0333 500 0993 or text “claim365” to 80100.
Our professional, friendly advisors will treat you with empathy and sensitivity, and you are assured that everything you say will be kept confidential.
There are many personal injury firms out there. Why should I choose Accident Advice Helpline?
We have a track record of 15 years as a successful personal injury law firm. Indeed, today, we are one of the largest personal injury law firms in the UK. At the heart of what we do are four key principles:
It is as a result of our adherence to these principles that Esther Rantzen became our patron in 2003.
Is there anything else I need to know about making a claim through a personal injury lawyer in Rothesay?
In most cases of personal injury, there is a deadline of three years from the date of injury. However, since the date of onset of industrial disease is difficult to pinpoint, the usual limit is extended to three years from the date of diagnosis.
If you have been undergoing medical treatment for your condition, keep records of it. Also, gather any receipts for costs that you have incurred as a result of your disease. This will help your personal injury lawyer in Rothesay to process your claim.
All our solicitors work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, and if you are not sure whether you qualify for compensation, why not take our 30 second test? This is a free compensation calculator that is available on our website. It will also give you an estimate of the value of your claim.
Call us now and start your industrial disease compensation claim!