Personal injury takes many forms. Some examples are:
- Breaking your ankle if you slip on a wet surface
- Sustaining severe bruising if you fall down some stairs
- Getting whiplash as a result of the sudden impact experienced in a car crash
But it may come as a surprise that personal injury also includes industrial disease.
What is an industrial disease?
In an industrial disease, the condition or illness develops because you have been exposed to dangerous substances in the workplace, or have been in otherwise unsafe conditions. One example that affects many people is carpal tunnel syndrome, caused by the incorrect use of vibrating machinery, or the constant use of a keyboard.
Cancer is another form of industrial disease. Bladder or lung cancer can be caused by exposure to diesel fumes, which are known to be carcinogenic. Abestosis is the result of asbestos exposure.
If you have worked on the railways, in construction or shipbuilding and you have an illness that could be an industrial disease – then you may be able to claim compensation through a personal injury lawyer.
Why should I put in a claim?
Perhaps the question should be: why not put in a claim? Industrial disease causes major life changes, not least through the loss of income. Why not recoup some of your losses?
Fair enough, but do I even qualify?
Why not go to our free compensation calculator and find out – and get an estimate of your claim value, too? It’s only a 30-second test.
Alternatively, just pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline. Our team of professional, friendly advisors are ready to take your details now. They will treat all your information confidentially, and you will be treated with empathy and respect.
Dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile – or text “claim365” to 80100.
Why should I choose Accident Advice Helpline over a personal injury lawyer in Roy Bridge?
Excellence is important to us. We have built up a reputation as a successful personal injury law firm since 2000, and are delighted to have Esther Rantzen as our patron. None of this would have happened without our adherence to four key principles:
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Roy Bridge 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 Roy Bridge or anyway make us your first point of call.
What else should I know?
All our solicitors work on a 100% no win no fee basis, and you will probably not need to attend court – most claims are dealt with over the phone. You may, however, need to attend one additional medical assessment.
It is a good idea to keep records of your medical treatment, and to collect receipts for all expenses relating to your industrial disease. This will really help your personal injury lawyer.
Finally, the usual three year limit to make a claim is extended in the case of industrial disease. But don’t delay – call us now!
Date Published: 6th March 2014
Author: David Brown