For many people, making injury claims in northern England seems like a long, complicated process full of jargon and solicitors who so many people find daunting and intimidating. No longer do you need to feel daunted or intimidated, as when making injury claims in northern England the team at Accident Advice Helpline are here to help!
There many parts of the UK with a long tradition of industry. At one time, men would work down mines, in quarries and in other dusty environments without the protection and safety measures of the modern day. For some of these men, they did not realise that the dust they breathed in every day would in the years to come make them very ill. Sadly, in many cases men died from health problems related to breathing in the dust. This is why many people are contacting us to make injury claims in northern England.
There are many different forms of industrial diseases; the law specifies around 70 diseases which carry the label ‘prescribed industrial diseases.’ These are diseases caused by working in certain industries many years ago that have left people with health problems. The most well-known of these diseases include work-related asthma, asbestos-related diseases, vibration white finger caused by using vibrating equipment for long periods of time and deafness caused by not having protective ear wear. If you have been told that you have a prescribed industrial disease, then you may have a case for compensation.
Many of the people who contact Accident Advice Helpline looking to make injury claims in northern England have worked in industries where these conditions are common.
What do I need to start a compensation case?
There are some conditions that need to be met in order to proceed with personal injury claims for prescribed industrial diseases:
- Firstly, the accident or incident must not have been your fault. If you are looking to make injury claims in northern England for work-delated deafness, but were supplied with protective ear muffs but chose not to wear them, your claim will be ineligible.
- Secondly, the normal timeframe of making a claim within three years does not apply. Many of these diseases and problems are only coming to light now, several decades after men and women worked in such industries.
- Finally, in order for your personal injury claims in northern England to be successful, you must have consulted with a medical professional. Often, people will be diagnosed by a GP or specialist and told they have a prescribed industrial disease.
Still not sure? Contact Accident Advice Helpline on our helpline number 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You are under no obligation to continue your compensation case with us, so you have nothing to lose and potentially a lot to gain.