At Accident Advice Helpline we deal with literally every type of personal injury claim, from short term cases to longer term projects. While the majority of cases we deal with involve one-off accidents there are a number which involve certain conditions which occur because of the environment in which you exist in day to day. For this reason, we’ll find a legal specialist in New Malden who has a particular focus on this highly specialised type of personal injury claim.
Long term conditions
There are all sorts of long term conditions you might contract as a result of someone else’s negligence. It could be because you’ve been working in a place for a number of years in which the working environment is not up to scratch.
One of the more common conditions is called industrial deafness. This happens when people have been working for a long time in noisy conditions – such as a factory production line or a building site. In these situations the employer is obliged to take certain precautions to reduce the risk of the noisy environment having a negative affect on you.
This might involve providing ear defenders, or limiting the amount of time you spend in that environment. They might also introduce modifications to the machinery to muffle the noise they make and so lessen the impact on your ears.
Another common problem is asbestos poisoning. This is often a result of insulation in offices which has been left in place. Over time the microscopic particles in asbestos can get into your lungs and cause all sorts of conditions from mild inflammation to serious illnesses such as cancer.
Identifying this as the source of the infection is never all that easy which is why it generally requires the services of an expert. He or she will look into your case and tell you if they think asbestos is the root cause and if they can demonstrate that your employer was at fault for not removing the harmful substances.
One of the more challenging areas is in medical negligence. We’ve all seen instances of people going into hospital and contracting an illness through inadequate safety precautions taken by the hospital. These are the kinds of circumstances in which a claim might be worth pursuing but they are very difficult to prove.
Finding a legal specialist in New Malden
Because of the specialist nature of these claims you need to find a legal specialist in New Malden who understands this area and has a particular focus on this type of personal injury claim. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have lawyers on our books who offer the right kind of experience for this type of case.
So, to find out how we can find a legal specialist in New Malden to help you with your claim, call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 24th April 2014
Author: David Brown