When you think of personal injury, you probably picture someone falling and breaking their arm, or perhaps a car crash in which the driver gets whiplash. But there are other kinds of personal injury, too – including industrial disease.
What is the meaning of “industrial disease”?
An illness or condition that develops through exposure to dangerous substances or unsafe workplace conditions is an industrial disease. For example, a condition called vibration white finger may occur through repeated use of vibrating machinery.
Industrial disease also includes cancer. Bladder cancer and lung cancer may be caused by exposure to diesel fumes, known to be carcinogenic. If you have cancer and you worked on the railways or in construction, you could be at risk.
Why do I need a personal injury lawyer?
As a result of your industrial disease, you will probably have had to stop working. This may be a permanent situation. Whatever the case, you will have a lot of stress and worry, and not just because of the medical treatment you need. Coping with loss of income can also be highly stressful, so why not recover your loss by making a claim?
Do I qualify to claim compensation?
You can find out using our 30-second test, which is free on our website. This compensation calculator will also give you an estimate of the value of your claim. No final figures can be given – since everyone’s case is different, and actual amounts vary.
Alternatively, just call Accident Advice Helpline straight away on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also text “claim365” to 80100.
Your call will be taken by a friendly, professional advisor, who will treat you with empathy and sensitivity. Everything you tell them will be treated confidentially.
Accident Advice Helpline for a personal injury lawyer in Rowington?
Since starting out as a personal injury law firm in 2000, we have built up a strong reputation for success in the field. This stems from our adherence to four key principles:
Today, we are one of the largest law firms in the UK. We also have Esther Rantzen, the noted consumer affairs campaigner, as our patron!
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Rowington working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Rowington or anyway make us your first point of call.
Is there anything else that I should do?
Keep as much evidence as you can. Records of the medical treatment you have undergone, plus receipts for expenses incurred as a result of your industrial disease, will be of assistance to your personal injury lawyer.
If your claim is unsuccessful, don’t worry about paying fees – all our solicitors work on a 100% no win no fee* basis.
The onset of industrial disease cannot be pinpointed, so the usual three year limit to make a claim does not apply – it is extended.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now to start your claim!
Date Published: 6th March 2014
Author: David Brown