There are many types of personal injury. Some examples are:
- A broken ankle, after slipping on a wet floor
- Severe bruising, after tripping and falling down stairs
- Whiplash, caused by the sudden impact in a car accident
But there is another form of personal injury that is common, and that is industrial disease.
What does “industrial disease” mean?
An industrial disease is a condition or illness caused by exposure to dangerous substances, or unsafe conditions in the workplace. One well known example is vibration white finger, which is caused by the unsafe use of vibrating machinery.
Another example of industrial disease is cancer. Diesel fumes are known to be carcinogenic, and people who have been exposed to them – for example, through working in construction or on the railways – can be at risk.
If your cancer has been caused by your working conditions, you could be eligible to claim compensation through a personal injury lawyer.
Why should I claim through a personal injury lawyer?
When you have an industrial disease, your life changes. You will not be able to work – sometimes permanently – and so you will lose income.
Why not make a claim to recover some of your losses?
I’d like to make a claim, but I’m not sure whether I qualify.
Why not take our 30-second test and find out? It’s a free compensation calculator, which will also give you an estimate of how much your claim could be worth.
If you’d rather just pick up the phone, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or, if you’re on a mobile, 0333 500 0993. You can also text “claim365” to 80100.
When you speak to one of our team of friendly, professional advisors, you will be treated with empathy and sensitivity. All our staff adhere to strict confidentiality policies, too.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Rowlands Gill?
Since we started out as a personal injury law firm in 2000, we have striven to provide the best possible service. We are now one of the largest law firms in the UK and noted consumer affairs campaigner Esther Rantzen is our patron.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Rowlands Gill 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 Rowlands Gill or anyway make us your first point of call.
Our success is because of our fundamental approach, characterised by four key principles:
Is there anything else I need to know?
There are some things you can do to help your personal injury lawyer:
- Keep records of your medical treatment
- Gather together all your receipts for expenditure related to your industrial disease
You will be pleased to know that all our solicitors work on a 100% no win no fee basis. You will probably not have to go to court – most of our claims can be dealt with over the phone. However, you may need to attend one additional medical assessment.
Isn’t there a three year limit to make a claim?
Yes, there is – but in the case of industrial disease, this is extended. That’s because it is so difficult to pinpoint the exact date of onset of industrial disease.
That said, it’s best to get started with your claim as soon as possible, so call Accident Advice Helpline now!