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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Neath accident at work claim


    If you are one of the many unfortunate people that suffers an accident at work through no fault of their own, then you might be entitled to make a Neath accident at work claim for compensation. The solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline can help you to get the compensation you deserve for any injuries you sustained as a result of your accident at work.

    In the vast majority of cases, in order to make a Neath accident at work claim for compensation, the accident needs to have been within the last three years. There are exceptions for underage accident victims, and for industrial illnesses. If you’re unsure of your eligibility to claim get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.

    An example of injuries that may lead to a Neath accident at work claim

    Due to the many professions and varied nature of jobs, the sorts of injuries people tend to claim for are very varied. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have dealt with Neath accident at work claim for compensation for a vast array of injuries, from cuts and broken bones, to serious head injuries and even death.

    The most common profession for employees to suffer serious injuries is farming, closely followed by construction. This is undoubtedly due to the nature of the work, and the use of lots of heavy plant and machinery.

    Employees are less likely to be involved in an accident now than they have been for decades. This is largely due to the efforts of the Health and Safety Executive, who introduce ever more stringent laws to ensure employers are providing their staff members with a safe working environment. Unfortunately not all employers know, or follow, these laws all the time.

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    When the three year rule doesn’t apply

    Suffering an industrial illness or disease is one of the cases where the three year rule doesn’t apply. Many of these diseases are avoidable if employers take the necessary precautions, so if you have developed any of the below diseases after working in a dangerous environment, then you may be entitled to make a Neath accident at work claim:

    • RSI – Repetitive strain injury
    • Dermatitis – This can be caused when working with certain chemicals
    • Malignant mesothelioma
    • Asbestosis
    • Asbestos related lung cancer
    • Emphysema
    • Industrial deafness
    • Hand-arm vibration syndrome

    Industrial illnesses such as these can still be claimed for many years after leaving the employment. In these cases the 3-year claim period begins when you first become aware of the illness, or when the symptoms are officially diagnosed.

    Accident Advice Helpline can help

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we have specialists for every type of compensation claim. All our in-house lawyers are all experienced professionals. Our knowledge will maximise your chances of getting the best possible outcome from your claim. So why wait? Call Accident Advice Helpline today free on: 0800 689 0500. Or dial: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and start on your journey to justice.

    Date Published: 3rd October 2014

    Author: matthew

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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