Newton Abbot in Devon, has a rich history and visitors to the town can wander through the streets viewing Maltings, where there is a three-day beer festival every year, the cider pub which sells perry, cider and country wines and other buildings which are relics of the town’s past. There’s a racecourse near Newton Abbot as well as a country park, so there are many things to do in the area.
Newton Abbot is also one of the few places in the country where ball clay is mined. This gives pottery elasticity and is highly valued by potters.
Injury solicitors Newton Abbot
If you live in Newton Abbot, you may be looking for injury solicitors Newton Abbot in order to file a personal injury compensation claim for an injury or injuries which you sustained in an accident which you, with the aid of your injury solicitors Newton Abbot, can prove was not your fault. If the accident happened in Britain, you have three years in which to file your claim. If, however it occurred at sea, in the air or at an airport (anywhere in the world, as long as the country is a signatory of the Montreal Convention), you only have two years in which to file a claim.
Another reason for needing a firm of injury solicitors Newton Abbot-based (or ones based elsewhere in the UK, for that matter) is that you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. An example of such an illness is a work-related one.
One example of work-related illness
Ball clay contains from 1% to 70% quartz, which is silica-bearing. The process of refining ball clay, from the open-cast mining stage to the material used by potters, requires breaking down the raw material which can release quantities of silica into the working environment. If you are exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCSs) you may develop one of the forms of silicosis, which begins with a hardening or scarring of the lung tissue.
Silicosis is a recognized work-related illness and eventually a sufferer will become house-bound, if not bed-ridden as it results in shortness of breath. Silica has also been linked to lung cancer, so people who work with the substance should be provided with breathing apparatus and protective clothing. An employer who fails to safeguard the health and safety of his or her employees can be deemed negligent and be liable to pay compensation for injuries and illnesses which occur because of the working environment.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you are contemplating making a personal injury compensation claim, but are unsure about how to proceed, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for help and advice. You can call us at any time, day or night, any day of the year, on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or, from a mobile phone, call 0333 500 0993. Why not pick up the nearest phone and call us now for expert legal advice about your potential claim?
Date Published: 4th February 2014