Abertillery, Wales, is world famous for its coal mining industry which finally closed its doors in the late 1980’s meaning the town is now unrecognisable from then, having as it does an increasingly modern culture of industry, glass office blocks and 5 star hotels hosting many business meetings throughout the year. It is safe to say that the last thirty years in Abertillery have been ones of immense change.
Have you met with an accident?
If you have suffered an accident in the past few years and the accident was not your fault, did you know that you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and expenses? Most people know they can claim but choose not to. Don’t be one of those people, let us help you win what is rightfully yours.
Ask your injury solicitor in Abertillery for help
You may have been injured in an industrial accident or suffered an industrial illness in the past. There is usually a three year claim period allowed for all compensation cases, however with those relating to industrial disease, industrial related cancers, Asbestos related conditions, respiratory disorders and other manual labour conditions such as repetitive strain injury and Vibration White Finger, the time limit does not apply. Get in touch with us here at Accident Advice Helpline and ask your injury solicitor in Abertillery for more information.
The reason there is no time limit is quite simply that in cases like these, it can take many years, even decades, for the full extent of your difficulties to show themselves and we do not believe that this should mean your previous employer gets away with paying what is due to you.
Every employee has the right to attend work in a safe environment, your employer does have a duty of care – required by law – to protect you. Safety equipment must always be provided, machinery kept to a high standard, atmosphere properly ventilated, sufficient breaks given, sticking to the European working hours law, maintaining the whole environment to a safe standard – these are the absolute basics an employer has to ensure.
If you have been injured as a result of your employer’s negligence then it is highly likely that you are eligible to claim for compensation. Though the laws were different years ago employers were still very much aware of the dangers certain jobs were putting you in and they understood the risks involved with exposing you to certain chemicals or hazards.
Contact us for advice
Accident Advice Helpline offer no-obligation advice and will respond to any questions or queries you may have on the freephone number 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile 0333 500 0993.
There’s never any pressure to pursue a claim, we leave the ball totally in your court.
Date Published: 24th November 2013
Author: David Brown