There are many different industrial diseases and conditions, some of which take years to manifest themselves. This does not mean the victim loses their right to make a personal injury claim in North Somerset for compensation, they have three years from the date they are diagnosed.
Employers have as much responsibility to protect employees from these conditions as they do to protect them from on e off accidents at work.
Carpal tunnel syndrome for a personal injury claim in North Somerset
Although there are numerous industrial conditions, some are more common than others, carpal tunnel syndrome being among them.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is actually a problem in the wrist that causes pins and needles, numbness and lack of grip in the fingers. This is because the main nerve to the hands runs through the carpal tunnel in the wrist, and if that becomes inflamed or trapped, it creates this condition.
It is one of the few industrial conditions that are curable, but it should still not have happened in the first place, and as an example, something such as a wrist rest can stop keyboard workers from developing it.
Industrial deafness for a personal injury claim in North Somerset
Industrial deafness is caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise, and if your employer cannot reduce the noise levels, they should supply you with ear protection.
Dermatitis for a personal injury claim in North Somerset
This skin condition is caused by contact with skin irritants and can be avoided by the employer supplying the correct protective clothing. Something as simple as latex gloves can protect workers hands.
Dead finger for a personal injury claim
Dead finger is the nickname given to arm-hand vibration syndrome, because that is how the finger feels. It can be a very painful condition and is caused by the over use of vibrating tools. Following the regulations regarding their use can prevent this, but once the damage has been done, there is no cure.
Back problems for a personal injury claim
Many jobs sometime involve heavy lifting, and that is not a problem if the workers have been trained to do it correctly. If they have not, permanent damage can be caused to their back, or they might sustain a case of whiplash.
Accident Advice Helpline for a personal injury claim
If you have any inkling that you may have a condition caused by your employment, even if it one you no longer work at, get in touch with the friendly advisers on our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and have a chat to them about your situation.
They will give you all the information you need about making a claim, so that together you can decide if one is likely to be successful, and then it is your choice whether to proceed or not, they will not pressure you in any way.
If finances are a problem, don’t let them be, we use the ‘no win, no fee’ agreement, and that will take care of the financing of your claim.
Date Published: 29th October 2014