Industrial illness injury claim in Lyndhurst
Lyndhurst is a village in the New Forest and fortunately for the people that live there, not an industrial area. For the unlucky ones that live in more industrial areas and perhaps work in factories, the story is a bit different though. They are far more likely to contract an industrial illness or disease and have to make an injury claim in Lyndhurst.
Asbestos can cause an injury claim in Lyndhurst
Asbestos is really very nasty. It can cause mesothelioma, which is an aggressive form of cancer almost entirely caused through exposure to asbestos. It can take up to 30 years, after contact with asbestos, for the health problems to develop and in the meantime, the employer may have gone out of business. We have to trace the insurers of the business who are still liable to pay for an injury claim in Lyndhurst.
There have been very high profile compensation cases related to Emphysema, such as the minors who contracted emphysema or chronic bronchitis, from working in the coalmines. The media highlighted the claims because over 100,000 men were entitled to make an injury claim in Lyndhurst, and they won. Unfortunately, there were probably many more who died from this disease before the claims were made, who had nothing. Some families were able to make fatal injury claims, but there were many who did not.
This is caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise. The employer should do whatever is possible to reduce the noise, and if that is not enough, they should provide ear protection. It is the employee’s duty to wear the ear protection once it had been provided. In recent years, BMW workers got compensation for industrial deafness caused by working in the BMW factory in the 1960s and 1970s, more than 25 years after the problem that caused it. If you develop this deafness, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Lyndhurst.
Dangerous chemicals and substances
Some jobs involve contact with, or exposure to, dangerous chemicals. The employer should take whatever measures necessary to reduce the risk from these, including trying to find a safer alternative. If this cannot be found, they should supply protective clothing that gives adequate protection from the chemicals and minimise contact with them. It is the duty of the employee to wear protective clothing once it has been provided.
Other industrial illnesses and diseases
The illnesses above are some of the more serious ones but there are many others that are less serious, but still entitle you to make an injury claim in Lyndhurst. Such as:
- Vibration white finger
- Repetitive strain injury
- Back injuries
- Arm vibration syndrome
Making your industrial illness or disease claim
Accident Advice Helpline will help you to make your personal injury compensation claim for industrial illness or disease. We have in house solicitors who are experts in this field, who will ensure every area, past, present and future, of your claim is dealt with to maximise the amount of compensation you receive,
Call our helpline on 0800 180 4 123 and speak to one of our friendly advisors for free advice and follow through with your claim.
Date Published: 21st August 2013