Portstewart is a small town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Portstewart was a popular holiday destination for Victorian middle-class families. Its long, crescent-shaped seafront promenade is sheltered by rocky headlands. It is a reasonably prosperous town.
Northern Ireland, just like the rest of the UK, has its fair share of work related accidents, and when staff are injured, sometimes very seriously, in an accident that was not their fault, they may be entitled to make a personal injury claim, using injury lawyers in Portstewart.
Work related accident claims with injury lawyers in Portstewart
The severity of work related accidents and injuries can vary greatly, from minor abrasions to fatalities. Some jobs in particular are more dangerous than others, constructions sites being one of these. They are a lot safer than they were 30 years ago; for one thing there is no longer the chance of asbestos exposure on them but injury lawyers in Portstewart still have to deal with cases related to historical exposure.
Industrial diseases that can result in a personal injury claim
There are numerous industrial illnesses and diseases, the example of asbestos on the building site being just one cause of them. Some of these illnesses can be fatal, and among them are:
- Asbestos related lung cancer
- Industrial Deafness
- Hand-arm vibration syndrome
- Repetitive strain injury
- Back injuries
- Malignant mesothelioma
These are just a few of the industrial illnesses that injury lawyers in Portstewart have come across, there are many more.
All employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while in the workplace, and this includes preventative measures to avoid industrial illness and diseases. Even if a victim has left the employment years before, if the illness can be attributed to a particular job, they can still make a personal injury claim.
Extra time to make an injury claim
If you are injured in an accident that was the fault of someone else, you would normally have 3 years to make the claim. However, as these conditions can take so long to develop that is not always possible. The rules change slightly to allow for this and you have to make your claim either within three years of being diagnosed or within three years of becoming aware that you had the condition.
When you find yourself in this situation, you need to contact Accident Advice Helpline. We have dealt with numerous industrial disease claims in the 15 years since we were established and have the right experience to handle your claim on your behalf.
Our in house solicitors have the knowledge and expertise that is vital for a successful conclusion to your claim, and they will not require you to pay any money to begin the work. We operate on a no-win, no-fee basis, so only get paid when your claim as been won.
Contact us either through our website or on our helpline number, 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile) , and our advisors will do the rest.
Date Published: 30th October 2013
Author: David Brown