If you have suffered an illness caused by a polluted environment, perhaps at work, or in the course of your work, or if you have had an accident and sustained injuries and the accident was not your fault, then you can claim compensation. You may have already tried to find a firm for an injury claim in Hinckley either in the phone book or by typing the phrase accident injury claim in Hinckley into the search box in your PC.
We all come into contact with radiation when we travel by air, sit in the sun, use mobile phones and watch TV. However, these are very small doses of radiation and not generally harmful. People who live near a nuclear power plant are in more danger of radiation overdoses, as are hospital workers, people who work in the nuclear industry and those who work in research institutions.
Radiation exposure damages our DNA and body cells, causing cancers, radiation poisoning and radiation sickness.
Symptoms vary and range from nausea, vomiting, and hair loss to haemorrhages and anaemia, with a plethora of other symptoms such as skin darkening. A blood test will determine whether or not a patient has radiation poisoning.
The regulations pertaining to the management of radiation are enforced by the Health and Safety Executive and the details for such management are laid down in the Ionizing Radiation Regulations Act 1999. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that workers who could be exposed to radiation are issued with protective clothing and to ensure that levels of radiation are kept as low as possible and do not exceed the levels which are deemed acceptable in the Act.
Your accident injury claim in Hinckley solicitor
If you visit a lawyer for an injury claim in Hinckley, or any other accident solicitor, with a possible claim for compensation for radiation exposure, you will have to provide details of the exposure. You would need to have told your medical practitioner that you believe that your symptoms were caused by exposure to radiation and should then keep a record of your visits to the doctor or hospital.
You should also keep receipts which are related to your illness such as taxi fares, prescription charges and so on. If you have a case for an exposure to radiation claim you can claim for medical-related expenses as well as loss of earnings and the pain, suffering and distress caused by your illness. Your injury claim Hinckley adviser will be able to tell you if you have a good case for a compensation claim or not.
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In your search for a lawyer for an injury claim in Hinkley, you will probably have found Accident Advice Helpline. That is because we are a law firm that has a team of expert solicitors who handle personal injury compensation claims, and there will be one near you. Why not take the thirty second test and see how much you might get if your compensation claim is successful? Then call us on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 at any time and get some honest, professional advice.
Date Published: 6th September 2013
Author: David Brown