Hebden Bridge has been described by the British Airways in-flight magazine High Life as the fourth quirkiest place in the world. It is certainly a popular place in which to live these days. It has a lively cultural scene and its annual Hebden Bridge Blues Festival, held during the May spring Bank Holiday, attracts tourists from all over the world.
However, one of the blots on its landscape used to be the Acre Mill, an asbestos factory. Many of its former employees suffered from asbestos exposure and related diseases. Of course the factory has been closed for many years, but nevertheless its legacy may still linger in the population.
Injury lawyers in Hebden Bridge
If you live in the local area, you may be looking for injury lawyers in Hebden Bridge to help you file a personal injury compensation claim. You may have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault and be seeking to hire personal injury legal experts. You generally have three years in which to file a personal injury claim.
However, in some cases you only have two years in which to do so. It is advisable to check with injury lawyers in Hebden Bridge, or with a firm of injury lawyers based elsewhere in the UK, to find out how long you have to file your claim. You can also call us at Accident Advice Helpline for this information, along with much more.
You may perhaps have been diagnosed with an illness or disease which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence. This might be a work-related medical condition and you could have grounds for filing a compensation claim against your employer, in which case you could need the advice of injury lawyers in Hebden Bridge.
There are several illnesses which can be caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres. In the UK, 4,500 deaths per year are caused by this. The four main diseases resulting from inhalation of these fibres are:
- Lung cancer;
- Asbestosis; and
- Diffuse pleural thickening.
Of these, mesothelioma is always fatal, while lung cancer may not be. Asbestosis can be fatal, not always, although it is extremely debilitating. Diffuse pleural thickening isn’t fatal on its own. If you are working in any building that was erected before 2000, you may find asbestos in it. It was used as an insulating material and for fireproofing, as well as for other uses. That being so, its use was prevalent in the UK between the 1950s and mid-80s.
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness or disease, you may be eligible to file a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are considering making any type of personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice on any aspect of your potential claim. You can call us at any time, day or night, even on Bank Holidays. The numbers to call are freephone: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls and 0333 500 0993 for mobile ones. For expert legal advice, call us now.
Date Published: 7th November 2013
Author: David Brown