Rockbeare is a village in East Devon, close to Exeter. It is not likely that you will find a firm of injury experts in Rockbeare if you need one to help you file a personal injury compensation claim. So, what should you do if you require the assistance of an expert injury solicitor? Call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers given below.
You may be looking for injury experts in Rockbeare if you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. Generally, you have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim for injuries which occurred in an accident in the UK. However, for some accidents and injuries you have two years or less in which to file a claim, so you should find out how long you have by contacting either a firm of injury solicitors close to where you live or Accident Advice Helpline.
You may also be seeking the services of injury experts in Rockbeare if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence.
Quarrying accidents and injury experts in Rockbeare
In the UK, quarrying is still a dangerous industry for workers, with over 3,250 being injured since 2002 according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). 27 of those injuries were fatal. The main causes of injuries, fatalities and ill-health are:
- Manual handling and musculoskeletal injuries;
- Falls from heights;
- Slips and trips (which can happen anywhere, of course);
- Hand-arm vibration (HAV);
- Silica; and
There are some early warning signs that you have HAV, which you might have if you work with handheld or hand-guided power tools. You may experience tingling or numbness in the fingers, which could cause you to lose sleep. You may not be able to feel things with your fingers, and you may lose strength in your hands to the extent that you can’t pick up or hold heavy objects. When it is cold or wet, you may experience the symptoms of vibration white finger, which are white fingertips which then turn red and painful. Continuing to use high-powered hand tools will exacerbate the condition, and you may not be able to pick up small items such as nails and screws, and the numbness in your hands may become permanent.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any type of potential personal injury compensation claim to file, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers and find out how we may be able to help you with your claim. Call us at any time on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 27th February 2014