You may be looking for injury solicitors in Neath because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. If you and your injury solicitors in Neath, or another based elsewhere, can establish this, then you may be entitled to file a personal injury compensation claim if you do so within two or three years. You can check exactly how long you have in which to file your particular claim by contacting injury solicitors in Neath, or others based near to where you live, or call us at Accident Advice Helpline for this (and more) information. You will find our freephone numbers below.
Injury solicitors in Neath
You may also be looking for injury solicitors in Neath if you have been diagnosed with an illness or disease, which you can prove was caused by someone else’s negligence. This might be the negligence of your employer, for example, if you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness or occupational disease. You have three years from the date you were first diagnosed with the illness in which to file a personal injury compensation claim.
Dangers of working with silica
In the past, there was a silica mine in the Craig-y-Dinas area, close to Neath, William Weston Young, the inventor of the blast furnace silica firebrick, and he moved his brick production plant to the Green in Neath. Although silica is a natural substance that is found in rocks, stone and so on, if workers inhale respirable crystalline silica (RCS) over a prolonged period of time, they may develop silicosis. If large quantities of RCSs are ingested over a short period of time, then acute silicosis may develop.
Silicosis is a respiratory disease which leaves sufferers short of breath until they are unable to walk even short distances. Many sufferers can’t climb stairs and have to move their beds to a downstairs room. Eventually they become house-bound and bed-ridden. If someone suffers from silicosis, they are more liable than others to contract kidney disease, tuberculosis and so on. Silica has also been linked to lung cancer.
You may be exposed to RCSs if you work as a stonemason, in a mine, foundry, pottery, blast furnace, quarry or in the construction industry, for example. Silica occurs in quartz and concrete, among other materials and workers and their employees should follow the Health and Safety Executive’s guidelines to the letter to avoid contracting this respiratory illness.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are contemplating filing a personal injury compensation claim, but are unsure about how to do so, and need expert legal advice and help, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You can call us at any time, every day of the year, as our freephone lines are always open. For landline calls, ring 0800 689 0500, or for mobiles, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now for expert legal advice?