There are many reasons for claiming compensation. Justice, revenge, victory, and entitlement are just four reasons but here at Accident Advice Helpline, we believe there is another reason: the ability to force or create change.
- Creating change and slow progress
This is no more apparent that when our lawyers, work with clients who are suffering ill health, disease or other injuries caused by their working environment. Centuries ago, children as young as 5 years of age worked in mills with some children, slightly older but no less vulnerable, worked down the pits.
Recognising the need for children to not only have a childhood but also an education, this practice was slowly changed. But adults still worked in incredibly poor conditions, dangerous in many cases with the impact on their health so severe they died early, agonising deaths.
Slowly, but surely, these working practices changed too so how come in 21st century Britain, our lawyers still help people claim compensation for work-based injuries and illnesses?
- Greed, profit and a dislike for change…?
Companies and businesses need to do one thing in order to not just survive, but grow: make profit. This is the lump sum that is left after all the bills have been paid, including the wage bill.
Being told that your working environment or the chemicals, tools etc. that your employees work with could be killing them is bad news. Even worse is being told that in order to stop this, working practices will need to change; this will cost you money. As a consequence, your profits will be hit hard and without a decent level of spare cash, businesses are not viable.
So what did some businesses, companies and industries do? They kept quiet, knowing full well that their workers were in unsafe working environments.
Looking for a lawyer in Loughborough?
One ‘common’ compensation claim is for people suffering the effects of asbestos. A dangerous material, asbestos dust can cause a serious illness for those who have breathed it in over many years as a result of the work they did.
If you think you have a compensation claim – for industrial disease, illness or any other injury sustained in an accident that was not your fault – we could be the people to help you.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Loughborough working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Loughborough or anyway make us your first point of call.
Find out by simply calling us on 0800 689 0500 and starting your compensation journey today.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown