When you hear the term “personal injury”, what do you think of? Some examples could be:
- Having whiplash because you were in a car crash
- Breaking your wrist if you trip over a rug and fall over
- Getting bruised as a result of falling down some steps
But did you know that industrial disease is also a form of personal injury?
What is an industrial disease?
Industrial disease is a condition or illness that occurs because of exposure to dangerous substances, or as a result of otherwise unsafe conditions, in the workplace. A common example is industrial deafness, which is caused by constantly working in a noisy environment.
There are many other industrial diseases, such as asbestosis, lung cancer, or back problems caused by not being properly trained to carry out heavy manual lifting.
Employers have a legal duty to avoid all industrial diseases and conditions for their employees, just as much as they need to take precautions to avoid one off accidents.
Why should I claim compensation?
Industrial diseases can be life-changing. When you suffer from an industrial disease, you need medical treatment and you may also need to stop working (perhaps permanently), so your income is affected. Why not put in a claim and claw back some of the expense?
That sounds like a good idea, but do I qualify?
If you’re not sure whether you qualify to claim compensation, why not try our free 30-second test? This compensation calculator is available on our website and you can get an estimate of your claim value, too.
Of course, if you’d rather pick up the phone straight away and call Accident Advice Helpline, you can! Dial 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. You can also text “claim365” to 80100.
Looking for a personal injury lawyer in the Royal Forest of Dean?
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in the Royal Forest of Dean 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 the Royal Forest of Dean or anyway make us your first point of call.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have a firm commitment to client service. Since starting out as a personal injury law firm in 2000, we have adhered to four key principles:
This approach has won us the support of Esther Rantzen, our patron, who is a noted consumer affairs campaigner, and has been our patron since 2003.
What else do I need to know?
- Your personal injury lawyer will work on a 100% no win no fee basis
- You will probably not need to go to court – most claims can be processed over the phone
- You may need to attend one additional medical assessment
Also, to help your personal injury lawyer to process your claim, it is a good idea to keep records of your medical treatment and receipts for expenses incurred.
Finally, the usual three year deadline to process your claim does not apply in the case of industrial disease, since the date of onset is difficult to determine.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now and start your personal injury claim!