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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury lawyers in Haslingden

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Haslingden

    Haslingden is known for its stone quarrying industry and the production of Haslingden Flag which is a quartz-containing sandstone. It was used in the building of Trafalgar Square, London and locally the residents of Haslingden used it for roofs and fences.

    Unfortunately most stone and rock contains silica and this can damage your health. If you work in a quarry or as a stonemason, you may come into contact with respirable crystalline silica dust. If you have recently been diagnosed with silicosis you may be seeking injury lawyers in Haslingden.

    Injury lawyers in Haslingden

    You may also be looking for injury lawyers in Haslingden if you have suffered an injury in an accident that was not your fault. If you and your injury lawyers in Haslingden or elsewhere, can prove this, you could be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.

    You normally have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, although for some accidents you only have two. It is worth checking with injury lawyers in Haslingden or with other injury lawyers in the UK (or even with us at Accident Advice Helpline) to find out how long you have in which to file your particular personal injury compensation claim.


    Silicosis can be a fatal lung disease, and silica has been classed as a human carcinogen. It can also make you more susceptible to tuberculosis. The symptoms may include being short of breath, with perhaps accompanying fever. Other symptoms include:-

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    • fatigue;
    • loss of appetite;
    • chest pains and a dry cough;

    You could have silicosis if you worked in the construction or demolition industry, as silica is present in concrete, or if you worked in a quarry crushing and drilling stones.

    You can take measures to protect your health, such as:-

    • using the engineering controls available e.g. blasting cabinets and local exhaust ventilation.
    • avoiding the use of compressed air for cleaning surfaces.
    • using water sprays and other wet methods when cutting, chipping, drilling, sawing, grinding, etc.
    • using non-crystalline silica material for blasting.
    • using respirators which have been approved for use when in contact with silica.
    • not eating, drinking or smoking near crystalline silica dust and washing hands face before eating and drinking in an area that is not exposed to silica dust.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you think you have any personal injury compensation claim to make, but you don’t really understand the claims process, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice. You can call us on one of our freephone numbers at any time, including on Bank Holidays. Our lines are always open for you calls. The numbers to ring are 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Why not take the bull by the horns and call us now for expert legal advice? Don’t wait too long to file your claim.

    Date Published: 2nd November 2013

    Author: David Brown

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