If you live in Gurney Slade in Somerset you may be employed in the limestone quarry there, or you may have worked there in the past.
You may have been diagnosed with an occupational disease such as silicosis which is caused by the presence of layers of silica, or simply the presence of silica in the limestone.
If this description fits your case, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation (or make an injury claim in Gurney Slade, for example) for your medical condition from your employer.
Injury claim in Gurney Slade
In an area such as Gurney Slade where there are quarries, there will be people suffering from a work-related illness, such as Vibration White Finger, (VWF) often caused because of lack of appropriate gloves or by lack of training in using high-powered machinery.
If you are suffering from a work-related illness, then you could be entitled to make an injury claim Gurney Slade or one anywhere else in the country.
Employers have a duty to ensure that their employees work in a safe environment and they should take all possible steps to ensure their health. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) oversees the adherence to the law regarding Health and Safety at Work.
Respirable crystalline silica (RCS) particles can be found in stone, clay, rocks and sand (including in limestone) and are associated with silicosis and cancer. If a worker is exposed to RCSs over a long period of time, then they can get fibrosis which is a scarring or hardening of the lung tissue.
Eventually this leads to a loss of lung function. Sufferers will become bed-bound or house-bound because they are unable to walk even short distances.
You may handle silica if you work as a stonemason, or work in a pottery, a foundry or a slate quarry, in the construction industry or in an industry which uses silica flour in the manufacturing of goods.
Acute silicosis is rare and arises from short-term exposure to huge amounts of silica. This condition can be fatal and is associated can result in dire medical consequences.
You may be entitled to make an injury claim in Gurney Slade or elsewhere, if you have been diagnosed with an occupational disease such as silicosis.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you have good grounds for filing an injury claim in Gurney Slade or a personal injury compensation claim from anywhere in the UK, you should contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice.
You can find out more by visiting our website, or you can call us free on one of our freephone numbers. Feel free to call at any time as the lines will be open (they always are).
From a landline the number is 0800 689 0500 and from a mobile, 0333 500 0993. Why not call now for expert legal advice about any personal injury claim?