There are many different industrial illnesses and diseases, all of which you should be protected from by your employer. It is their duty to know how these happen and to make sure they do not happen to any of their employees. If they do not comply with the health and safety rules that help prevent them and an employee contracts an industrial illness or disease, even if that employee has left their job, they may have to face a personal injury claim in Gravesham.
An injury claim in Gravesham for Asbestos exposure
Asbestos was widely used in the middle of the last century, until it was discovered how dangerous it is. It was banned in the UK totally in 1999 but even now new cases of illnesses relating to it are reported every week. Most of these are from victims who worked with it years ago but some have come into contact with it more recently as it is still in many old buildings and ships.
These days, if any asbestos is found, it should be removed by specialists, but some employers do not want to pay for this, and put their employees at risk instead.
Injury claim in Gravesham for industrial deafness
Industrial deafness is caused by spending too long in very loud environments. Employers should do whatever they can to reduce the noise levels at work and if they cannot reduce them enough, they should provide protection for the ears.
Injury claim in Gravesham for dead finger
Dead finger, vibration white finger, hand – arm vibration syndrome or whatever else you like to call it, is caused by the unregulated use of vibrating tools. These damage the nerves in the fingers, causing the fingers to change colour and become very painful. It is an incurable condition that employers should prevent from happening just by regulating the amount of time you use the tools.
Injury claim in Gravesham for all sorts of industrial illnesses and diseases
All UK employers have a legal duty to protect their employers from accidents at work, but they should also be protecting them from industrial illnesses and diseases, some of which can take many years to develop.
Failure to do this can mean the employee is entitled to claim compensation, and that is exactly what Accident Advice Helpline specialises in. For over 14 years we have been helping innocent victims claim the compensation they deserve and the experience we have gained has meant we have been able to make the claim processes simple, quick and efficient.
Our lawyers are excellent at checking all areas of your claim to make sure everything connected with it is accounted for. They are also exceptional at getting you a fair deal before your claim has to go to court with many of our claims being settled over the phone.
For the sake of a call to our freephone helpline, you could be making a hassle-free and risk-free claim with Accident Advice Helpline to help you every step of the way.
Date Published: 21st October 2014