There are many industrial illness and conditions that a Lancaster accident at work claim can be made for, as your employer should be protecting you from these, just like they should be protecting you from one off accidents. Some industrial illnesses are life threatening for the victim, but they can take many years to develop, and sometimes the employee has changed their job several times since they were working in the one that was the cause of their problem.
Making a Lancaster at work claim for a job you are no longer in
The fact you have left the employment that caused your illness makes no difference to your right to claim compensation from them. As it is their employers liability insurance that settles these claims, they are supposed to keep records of who they were insured with for 40 years. The simplest way for them to do this is to keep the certificate of insurance that they receive each year on renewal of their policy, which contains all the details your lawyer will need.
The types of industrial illness that can take years to develop
None of the industrial illnesses and conditions happen overnight, even some of the mildest ones like carpal tunnel syndrome can take many months of the actions that cause them to create the condition and then they do not always manifest themselves immediately.
Asbestos related illnesses are still being reported in the UK every week and asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999. For many years it had been used in the construction, shipbuilding and manufacturing industries because it was cheap, flexible and practically indestructible, but for many victims it was not realised how dangerous it was until it was too late.
Asbestos related diseases are not usually curable and can take many years to show themselves. Sometimes the victim feels too unwell to deal with things like making compensation claim and, if this is the case, a family member should contact Accident Advice Helpline to make the claim on their behalf. They should not lose out on what is rightfully theirs, just because they are feeling unwell.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline for your Lancaster at work claim
If you want to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to make a personal injury claim of any sort, we can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. It is not just Lancaster accident at work claims that we deal with.
We are specialists in personal injury claims, it is all we do and all we have done for the last 14 years. Our experience has allowed us to make the processes simple, fast and efficient so that you have as little stress as possible from making a claim.
We work on a no win no fee basis to take the financial worries of a claim away as well. You do not have to find any money for us to start your claim, and we will not be asking you for any money if you claim is not won.
Date Published: 27th September 2014