Injury lawyers in Stadhampton
All employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. This does not apply to just one-off accidents, but to long-term problems that can cause industrial illnesses and diseases as well.
There are many causes of industrial illnesses and diseases and many types of the conditions. If you have contracted one of these through the negligence of your employer, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim using injury lawyers in Stadhampton.
How industrial diseases and illnesses happen
There are many ways in which industrial illnesses and diseases are caused. Just a few examples are:
- The constant use of a keyboard;
- Exposure to chemicals or dangerous substances;
- Having to twist and turn your body in awkward positions;
- Constant use of vibrating tools;
- Heavy lifting without proper training; and
- Constant exposure to loud noise.
The correct protective clothing and equipment can help considerably with most of these, but if you are harmed because of your employer’s negligence then you should speak to injury lawyers in Stadhampton about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Just a small sample of industrial conditions
There are numerous industrial conditions caused through work. Just a sample of them are:
- Industrial deafness – this is caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise;
- Dermatitis – a skin problem that could be avoided by wearing latex gloves;
- Vibration white finger – caused by constant use of vibrating tools and incurable;
- Carpal tunnel syndrome – This is caused by the constant and prolonged use of vibrating tools, as well as repetitive actions such as a typist would make, but the damage is reversible;
- Repetitive strain injury – this is caused by constantly using muscles in movements that are not normal for them and puts them under stress;
- Back injuries – heavy lifting usually causes these problems. There is a correct way and a wrong way to lift heavy goods, and you should have proper training in how to do the lifting;
- Arm vibration syndrome – caused by the constant use of vibrating tools; and
- Asbestos-related diseases – asbestos was a very cheap and flexible material used extensively in the construction and shipbuilding industries in the second half of the last century. Initially the dangers were not realised, but it was totally banned in the UK in 1999. Some older buildings and ships still have asbestos in them.
These or any other work-related problems are enough to make you want to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Making your claim
If you contract an industrial illness or disease, or have an accident of any sort in which you are injured, and it was no fault of your own, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to make your injury claim. There is a 30-second test on our website that will give you some guidance as to the amount of compensation you may be awarded.
To get in touch, you can call our helpline on freephone number 0800 180 4123. The trained advisors will be happy to discuss your accident and resulting injuries, and if you wish to proceed will start the processes of your claim.
Date Published: 6th November 2013
Author: David Brown