Industrial injuries claims are more common than people realise, just as they cover many more conditions than people think. Your employer’s responsibility to protect your health and safety while you are at work, does not just apply to one off accidents, but also to things that can take much longer to develop.
There are number industrial injuries, illnesses and conditions you could suffer from because of the negligence of your employer, just some of them being:
- Asbestos related diseases
- Industrial deafness
- Skin conditions
- Back damage
- Lung diseases caused by dangerous chemicals
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Vibration white finger
These could all be avoided if the right precautions are taken, so would make you eligible for industrial injuries claims.
More things you can make industrial injuries claims for
Apart from the conditions that can take a time to develop, you will often see in the media stories of people who have lost a limb, or their life, because of falling into a piece of moving machinery, or perhaps being run into by a forklift truck.
Working in industry is not the safest of occupations, and it is why it is so important that all the correct health and safety measures are in place, and adhered to.
Making industrial injury claims
Industrial illnesses are as much an industrial injury as a broken arm, or any other injury. But they are different in that some of them can take up to 40 years to develop. This is why the time frame for claiming is different to that of a normal accident claim. Generally, you have three years from the date of an accident to get your claim started, but with industrial illnesses, you have three years from the date your illness was diagnosed.
Personal injury claims for any type of accident or injury need specialists to make sure you win your compensation claim. That is why so many innocent victims turn to Accident Advice Helpline, as we have a reputation for caring for our clients, for always putting their needs first, and a success rate that is hard to beat.
Keeping your claim as simple as possible is what we ain for, as we think you will have suffered enough stress and anxiety already. So we will not ask you to pay us any money to get your claim of the ground, and you can be certain that we will not ask you to pay our legal fees if your claim is lost. That is our no win no fee promise to you.
We will take all the hard work from your shoulders, and one easy phone call is all it takes. Speak to our advisors today on 0800 689 0500 if your are using a landline, or 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile.
Date Published: 9th December 2012
Author: David Brown