You may be seeking injury solicitors in Millom because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault in the Millom area. Generally you have three years in which to make a claim for your injuries if the accident occurred within the British Isles. However, as you only have two years in which to claim for injuries sustained in some accidents, you should check with injury solicitors in Millom, to find out how long you have to make your claim. You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of the freephone numbers on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0933 from a mobile phone and we can provide an injury solicitor to you in Millom.
If you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. You have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim for such an illness.
Illnesses caused by the negligence of another
One example of an illness caused by another person’s negligence is a work-related or occupational disease. If you have been diagnosed with such an illness, you may be able to prove that your illness resulted from the negligence of your employer.
An employer has a responsibility for the health and safety of their employees, and failure to safeguard these is negligence.
If an employer has not given an employee protective clothing or breathing apparatus, and these things are necessary in order to do a job safely, then the employer can be seen to be negligent. Similarly, an employer has to provide adequate training in order for a worker to perform a task safely.
Food poisoning after eating out at a restaurant or after eating a contaminated product is also an example of an illness caused by another person’s negligence. Food should be properly cooked and prepared so that there is no cross-contamination of vegetables and raw meat, fish or poultry. All food served in a restaurant should be used before its expiry date. If you have medical treatment for food poisoning after eating out, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against the owner of the restaurant.
These are just a few examples of an illness caused by another person’s negligence.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any potential personal injury claims that you want to make, but you are uncertain about how to begin, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers at any time. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice?