Industrial illnesses and diseases range from comparatively mild conditions such a carpal tunnel syndrome to terminal illnesses such as asbestos related diseases. No matter what it is, if you have contracted an industrial illness or disease, you have three years from the date it was diagnosed to make a personal injury claim, and you might want to use our injury lawyer in Tobermory to assist you.
The different industrial illnesses that may mean using our injury lawyer in Tobermory
There are many different industrial illness and conditions that can happen to innocent victims. Employers have a legal responsibility to protect the health and safety of their employees in the workplace and if they do not you may be able to make a personal injury claim against them. Some of the more common industrial illnesses are:
- Vibration white finger – a problem with the hands also sometimes known as dead finger. It is caused by the constant use of vibrating tools and is incurable.
- Repetitive strain injury – this can occur anywhere in the body if the same muscles are used again and again in movements that are not usual for them.
- Dermatitis – a skin problem that could be avoided by wearing protective clothing.
- Back injuries – often caused by heavy lifting without the proper training
- Asbestos related diseases – Although asbestos was a very flexible and cheap commodity, it also turned out to be very dangerous. The dust from asbestos settles in the lungs and cannot be removed. Over a number of years, this dust develops into varying illnesses and quite often is life threatening.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome – This is a wrist problem that affects the hands. It can be avoided if the proper precautions are taken, and is curable once diagnosed.
- Industrial deafness – this is caused by prolonged exposure to loud noises. Wherever possible the employer should try and reduce the noise levels, but if they cannot, they should supply you with ear protection. It is the employees’ duty to wear the ear protection once it has been provided.
- Dangerous chemicals and substances – some jobs involve contact with or exposure to dangerous chemicals and substances. The employer should try to minimise this and where necessary provide protective clothing and equipment. It is the duty of the employee to wear any protection provided.
Making an injury claim with our lawyer in Tobermory
If you need to make an injury claim you should contact Accident Advice Helpline for the expertise you need for a successful claim. Our in house solicitors have a wealth of knowledge and experience and will deal with your claim speedily and efficiently.
We have a compensation calculator, which we call the 30-second test. You can complete this online and it will give you a rough idea of the amount of compensation you can expect to be awarded.
Our helpline is a freephone number, 0800 180 4123, and there you will find friendly, professional advisors ready to talk to you about your accident and guide you through the processes of your claim.Open Claim Calculator