Have you visited the beautiful landscape of in Blaenau Ffestiniog?
It is an unforgiving Welsh landscape. With hills scarred by centuries of slate quarrying, the grey slag heaps of unneeded slate, loom over the small village, nestled at their feet.
Small, yet picturesque surrounded by rolling hills and mountains, many tourists come here to delve into the slate quarrying past, surprised to learn a remote, isolated village like Blaenau Ffestiniog has links to slavery. The family who owned the quarries had links with the sugar trade, with Penrhyn Castle being built on the funds of slavery.
But why would you need an injury lawyer in Blaenau Ffestiniog?
Many years ago, there was not the same health and safety concerns like we have today in modern Britain. You might think the rules, laws and guidelines have gone too far but say what you like – working in a dusty, slate quarry with no mask to filter the noxious black dust from your lungs, no protection against the blasts that released the huge lumps of slate and no protection when using the razor sharp machinery took its toll on both the men (invariably they were men, women did menial but safer tasks) and their families.
There are still men across the UK and not just those helped by an injury lawyer in Blaenau Ffestiniog who are now sick, unable to breathe properly in their everyday life, struggling for breath with the linings of their lungs are attacked by the years of black dust, full of silica and other toxins.
Most compensation claims have to be submitted within 3 years of the accident happening but with industrial diseases, such as industrial asthma etc., this deadline does not apply. The Law recognises that the symptoms and illnesses caused by these industrial dusts do not surface for many, many years after being exposed to them.
Compensation monies will not make everything better; your injury lawyer in Blaenau Ffestiniog and their team know this. It is about redressing the balance, making sure your family is provided for in the future. It could help you buy in more specialist medical help that may not be available to you on the NHS. In Wales, there are no prescription charges but in England, these can be financially crippling over the years.
If you been diagnosed with an industrial disease, you may be eligible to claim compensation. Call Accident Advice helpline on 0800 689 0500 or )333 500 0993 (mobile) and if you need the expert help of an injury lawyer in Blaenau Ffestiniog!
Date Published: 10th November 2013
Author: David Brown