If I develop an industrial disease, can I make an injury claim in Saunton?
Your employer has a duty to protect all employees’ health and safety. This includes the prevention of industrial illnesses and diseases. The onset of one of these conditions can take up to 40 years to develop, but that does not mean that you would be barred from making an injury claim in Saunton for personal injury compensation.
The type of industrial diseases that can result in an injury claim in Saunton
There are many of these industrial illnesses and diseases, some of which can prove fatal. Among them are:
- Back injuries;
- Malignant mesothelioma;
- Industrial deafness;
- Hand-arm vibration syndrome;
- Repetitive strain injury;
- Asbestos-related lung cancer;
- Emphysema; and
Exposure to asbestos is one of the worst industrial problems. In the second half of the last century, asbestos was used extensively on construction, shipbuilding and manufacturing. It is a cheap, flexible and almost indestructible material, but unfortunately it turned out to be very dangerous and was banned in the UK towards the end of the century.
Asbestos is made up of millions of fibres which are perfectly safe, providing nothing disturbs them. Even the slightest movement or draft turns them to dust, and it is this that creates the problems. It settles in the lining of the lungs and many years later can turn to an industrial illness, which will possibly mean making an injury claim in Saunton.
Other possible industrial illnesses and diseases
Although asbestos is one of the worst, other industrial conditions are no less debilitating and can cause great stress to the victim. If you have developed any illness, disease or injury because of your job, and your employer has not taken the necessary precautions to prevent this, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Saunton.
How to go about making a personal injury compensation claim
If you have sustained an injury because of someone else’s negligence, you have to make your claim within three years of it happening. As these diseases can take so long to show themselves, this is not always possible. The rules change slightly to allow for this — you have to make your claim either within three years of being diagnosed, or of becoming aware that you had the condition.
When you find yourself in this situation, you need to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have dealt with numerous industrial disease claims in the 15 years since we were established and have the right experience to handle your claim on your behalf. Our in-house solicitors have the knowledge and expertise that is vital for a successful conclusion to your claim, and they will not want you to pay any money to begin the work. We operate on a no win no fee basis, so we only get paid when your claim as been won.
Contact us either through our website or on our helpline number, 0800 689 0500, and our advisors will do the rest.