Injury Solicitors Gairloch and industrial diseases
Gairloch is a village in the Highlands of Scotland. A popular tourist destination in the summer months, Gairloch has a golf course, a small museum, several hotels, a community centre and a leisure centre with sports facilities.
It is not the sort of area where you might contract an industrial disease, which is good for the residents of Gairloch. In many other parts of the country, factories and workshops abound and industrial diseases are commonplace. Employers are supposed to protect employees from such conditions and if they fail in this duty, the victim may be entitled to make a personal injury claim using injury solicitors in Gairloch.
Industrial illnesses could be of interest to injury solicitors Gairloch
There are many industrial illnesses and conditions which your employer is meant to protect you from. From the more mild conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome to the major ones caused by exposure to unsafe substances, there are rules and regulations relating to them all. If your employer ignores these and you are injured as a result of their negligence, injury solicitors in Gairloch will help you make a personal injury claim.
The types of industrial illnesses
There are many different industrial illnesses and diseases, and there are stringent health and safety laws for many trades to help reduce the risk of contracting any of them. Just a few of them are:
- Repetitive strain injury
- Back injuries
- Malignant mesothelioma
- Asbestos related lung cancer
- Industrial Deafness
- Hand-arm vibration syndrome
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Hand arm vibration syndrome
In the cases of something like asbestos exposure, that should not be happening as asbestos was banned in the UK at the end of the last century. New cases from the exposure of the 1950’s to 1990’s are still reported daily and there is still much of it in buildings, ships and other things from that era. If it is found, it has to be removed by specialists, as it is very dangerous – a fact that was unknown when it was first used.
Making and industrial disease injury compensation claim
Any injury that you have sustained because of someone else’s fault or negligence must be claimed for within three years of it happening. As these diseases can take so long to show themselves that is not always possible. The rules change slightly to allow for this and you have to make your claim within three years of being diagnosed.
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.
We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, so will not ask you for any money to make your claim. You can complete the 30-second test on our website which will let you know if your claim is valid and give you an idea of how much to expect. Or call our 24 hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our friendly advisers. They will give you all the information you need about making a personal injury claim.
Date Published: 20th December 2013
Author: David Brown