Industrial illnesses and conditions are a typical reason why victims contact our injury lawyer in Thurlestone, as although some of these can take years to develop, you are still entitled to compensation from your employer.
Some of the industrial illnesses you might want to speak to our injury lawyer in Thurlestone about
There are many different industrial illness and conditions that our injury lawyer in Thurlestone is asked to make compensation claims for, just a sample of them being:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome. This is usually a work related condition that occurs when the nerves in your wrist become inflamed. Excessive twisting and the constant use of a keyboard are its most common causes, both things which your employer should be working to avoid This condition is treatable if not ignored.
- Industrial deafness. Working in a loud environment over a long period of time can impair your hearing. Employers should endeavour to reduce noises levels and if they cannot, they should provide you with ear protectors.
- Asbestos related illnesses. Asbestos was used extensively in the second half of the last century until it was banned in the UK in 1999. The dust like fibres from asbestos settle in the lungs and cause all sorts of very nasty illnesses. Some of them take many years to develop, but you can still claim compensation from the employer that allowed you to be exposed to asbestos.
- Vibration white finger. This condition is caused by constantly using vibrating tools and there are rules in place to regulate their use. If your employer does not follow the rules, you could contract this incurable condition that can lead to much suffering.
- Dermatitis. This is a skin condition that can be so easily avoided if the employer provides the proper protective clothing so that you do not come into contact with substances that irritate your skin.
These are just a few of the industrial conditions that can be contracted if your employer does not protect you from them, there are many more, and they all entitle you to compensation in this situation.
Making a compensation claim for an industrial illness
Because many of these illnesses can take a very long time to develop, the rules regarding time limits alter slightly. With an industrial illness, you have three years from the date of diagnosis to make your claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline we are used to making this type of claim and over the past 15 years we have helped many victims get the compensation they deserved. As a specialist law firm, we have the knowledge and expertise to make sure your claim reaches its full potential, with as little hassle as possible for you.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 and our friendly advisers will give you all the help and support you need when making a personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 21st July 2014