What does personal injury mean?
Personal injury doesn’t necessarily mean whiplash or a broken arm. Yes, these are common injuries – and yes, they often happen as a result of car accidents, or slips, trips and falls. Injuries can be both physical and psychological.
There is another kind of personal injury that affects many people: industrial disease.
What is an industrial disease?
Industrial disease happens because of work. The sufferer may, for example, have been exposed to dangerous substances in the course of their work, or have used machinery that has caused them an injury.
Emphysema is one type of industrial disease. It is an incurable condition affecting the lungs, and it may be caused by exposure to dust. People working in the mining industry have been found to suffer from emphysema.
If I am affected by industrial disease, why do I need a personal injury lawyer in Rothley?
Industrial disease is caused by work. Loss of work (and thereby income) is often the result, whether temporary or permanent – through no fault of your own.Open Claim Calculator
There is some good news, though. If you have an industrial disease such as emphysema, you could claim compensation.
How do I claim?
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline’s team of friendly, professional advisors. Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also text “claim365” to 80100.
When you call, you will be treated with sensitivity and empathy. Everything you tell us will be kept confidential.
You can call us anytime – our lines are open 24/7!
Why is Accident Advice Helpline so special, compared with other personal injury law firms?
When we started in 2000, we decided that we were going to operate according to four key principles. These are:
We have been unwavering in our regard to these fundamental tenets, and, 15 years later, we are proud of having built up a reputation as a successful personal injury law firm. We are one of the largest personal injury law firms in the UK, and are delighted to have as our patron the noted consumer issues campaigner, Esther Rantzen!
What else should I know about making a claim through a personal injury lawyer in Rothley?
Personal injury claims usually have a time limit of three years from the date of the injury. But industrial disease is a bit different – since it is difficult to pinpoint the onset, the three year limit is extended.
You should keep as much evidence as possible to assist your personal injury lawyer in Rothley. It is likely you will have been receiving medical care, so make sure you keep records of your treatment. Also, be sure to gather up all your receipts for expenses incurred as a result of your industrial disease.
Your Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis. If you are unsure whether you qualify to claim compensation, why not try our free 30 second test? This is a compensation calculator on our website. It also provides you with an estimate of your claim value!