Finding a lawyer in Swanbourne for industrial illnesses
Employers in the UK have a legal duty to ensure that the health and safety needs of their employees are met within their workplace. This is not only to protect them from one-off accidents, but also from more long-term problems, industrial illnesses and conditions. Some of these can have life-changing effects, and some even result in fatalities.
If you have one of these illness, then they could lay dormant for up to 40 years before they begin to develop, but that does not mean that you would be barred from making a personal injury compensation claim using a personal injury lawyer in Swanbourne.
What are industrial illnesses and their conditions?
There are a lot of illnesses and conditions that can be caused through employment if the employer does not take the necessary precautions, for example:
- Back injuries
- Malignant mesothelioma
- Industrial deafness
- Hand-arm vibration syndrome
- Repetitive strain injury
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Asbestosis; and
- Asbestos-related lung cancer
Any of these caused through your work would mean that you could make a personal injury compensation claim using a personal injury lawyer in Swanbourne.
What is the timescale for industrial illnesses and conditions?
Some of the illnesses and conditions mentioned above do not develop immediately. Some take a couple of years, and others can take many years to show. Due to this, the normal 3 year deadline is adjusted so that you generally have 3 years’ from the date of diagnosis in which to claim.
Make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline
When you find yourself in this situation, or if your have been injured in any accident that was not your fault, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our experience over the last 15 years’ makes us the best choice for your personal injury compensation claim.
Our in-house solicitors have the knowledge and expertise that is vital for a successful conclusion to your claim. We also work on a no-win, no-fee basis so you won’t have to pay anything upfront in order to make a claim with us.
To find out more about the help a personal injury lawyer in Swanbourne can provide, why not contact us today?
Our friendly and professional advisors will provide you with free no-obligation advice so you can find out more about making a claim and resolve any queries you may have.
To find out more now, call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Why wait? Contact Accident Advice Helpline now and we’ll get your claim started as soon as possible.
Date Published: 11th March 2014
Author: David Brown