Say “personal injury” and many people think of a broken bone or, perhaps, whiplash. These are well known injuries and are all too common as a result of tripping up on the pavement or being in a car accident. But what do we know about industrial disease?
Is industrial disease a form of personal injury?
Yes, it is. It is a condition that someone suffers as a result of their work – for example, if their working conditions have caused them to be exposed to hazardous substances or to use machinery incorrectly.
One such disease is emphysema. This incurable lung condition may be caused by exposure to dust, for example, through mining.
I have an industrial disease, but why do I need a personal injury lawyer in Rottingdean?
It is highly likely that your disease will have caused you to stop working, perhaps even permanently. It is through no fault of your own that you became ill, yet you have lost income because of your job situation.
Why not put in a compensation claim?
Where do I start?
Just call the friendly, professional team at Accident Advice Helpline and they will assist you! If you’re calling from a landline, dial 0800 689 0500; if you’re using a mobile, you can either text “claim365” to 80100, or call 0333 500 0993.
Once your call has been answered, your advisor will take your details and ensure everything is kept confidential. You will be treated courteously and with empathy throughout.
What’s so special about Accident Advice Helpline?
We pride ourselves on our high quality service underpinned by four key principles:
Since we started in 2000, we have adhered to the above principles and built up a reputation as a successful personal injury law firm. Today, we are one of the largest law firms in the UK, and we have been recognised by Esther Rantzen, the noted consumer affairs campaigner and media personality. We are honoured to have her as our patron.
What else do I need to know about claiming through a personal injury lawyer in Rottingdean?
Normally, claims have a time limit of three years from the date of injury. However, since the beginning of an industrial disease is difficult to pinpoint, the three year limit is extended.
It is a good idea to keep as much evidence as you can, such as records of the medical care you have received, as well as receipts for expenses incurred. This will all help your personal injury lawyer in Rottingdean to process your claim.
Your solicitor will work on a 100% no win no fee basis. If you don’t know whether you qualify for compensation, try the free compensation calculator on our website. This will tell you whether you qualify, and if so, it will even give an estimate of the amount you might receive if you decide to go ahead!
Date Published: 6th March 2014
Author: David Brown