You may have worked in the quarrying or cement industry in Ketton or elsewhere and be considering making an injury claim in Ketton (or elsewhere in the UK) because of one of the occupational diseases associated with such industries.
Ketton, of course, gave its name to the local stone (Ketton stone), a limestone which has been used for centuries to erect buildings in the local area and elsewhere.
Making an injury claim in Ketton
Apart from being able to make an injury claim in Ketton (or elsewhere) for an illness which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence, you can also make one if you were involved in an accident that was not your fault and you were injured in it.
You have three years, usually, in which to file an injury claim in Ketton or elsewhere, although in some cases, you have only two years in which to make a claim. It is best to check with us at Accident Advice Helpline or with a solicitor to find out how long you have to file your particular claim.
You should really begin to file a claim as soon as you possibly can after a diagnosis of an illness or after the date of an accident. This is because claims can take years to be settled if they have to go to court, whereas if the person responsible for the illness or accident admits responsibility and offers a reasonable amount of compensation you could settle out of court within six months.
Occupational diseases in the cement and quarrying industries
Workers in quarries are exposed to large amounts of dust, which can cause respiratory problems. Silica is contained in rocks and stone, and during the drilling and crushing processes, workers can come into contact with silica dust. Silicosis is a recognised occupational disease which affects people who work with stones and rocks, whether at a quarry or at a cement factory. Stonemasons can also be affected by silicosis of course.
Other health hazards in the cement industry apart from respiratory problems include digestive problems, skin diseases (such as eczema), rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and other nerve conditions such as radiculitis of the sciatic nerves. Hearing and visual problems also occur in these industries.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been diagnosed with an occupational disease, or a work-related illness in the last three years call us at Accident Advice Helpline now, for expert advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim. You can call us at any time, and find out what we can do for you.
Call our freephone number 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or ring 0333 500 0993 from a mobile now for expert legal advice.
If you send us the text message “claim365” to 88010, we will call you to discuss how we can help you with your potential claim.
If you are considering making an injury claim in Ketton, call or text us at Accident Advice Helpline now.
Date Published: 10th October 2013
Author: David Brown