When you think of the term “personal injury”, you might picture a broken arm, or maybe a fractured skull. These are common, of course, but there are other kinds of injury which are not as obvious – yet they can still be debilitating. Some industrial diseases are like this.
Industrial disease as a form of personal injury
An industrial disease is a condition that someone suffers as a direct result of their work. They may have been exposed to dangerous chemicals in their working environment, or have had to use unsafe machinery as part of their job.
Emphysema, for example, has been found to be caused by working in the mining industry, where workers are exposed to high levels of dust. People with emphysema face a very difficult time as their physical condition deteriorates – it is an incurable lung disease.
If you have an industrial disease, you need a solicitor in Barnham Broom
Industrial diseases can prevent people from returning to work, which means they lose income – through no fault of their own. This is clearly not fair – so why not put in a claim for compensation?
It’s easy to get in touch with a solicitor in Barnham Broom at Accident Advice Helpline. Their professional, friendly advisers are there waiting for your call. Our number is 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. You can also text “claim365” to 80100.
Why you should choose Accident Advice Helpline
Everything we do is underpinned by four key principles: integrity, dependability, reliability and accountability.
We have stuck to these fundamental tenets throughout our 14 years of practice as a personal injury law firm. As a result, we have become one of the largest law firms in the UK – and we have gained the respect of our customers. In fact, the noted consumer campaigner Esther Rantzen has become our patron!
Other information about claiming through a solicitor in Barnham Broom
You may have guessed this already, but it is a good idea to keep as much evidence as you can related to your injury. Gather up all your receipts for expenses incurred, and keep records of medical treatment you have received. All of this will be of great assistance to your solicitor in Barnham Broom.
All our lawyers work on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis, which should give you peace of mind in the event that your claim is unsuccessful. If you’re not sure whether you qualify to claim, why not try our free compensation calculator? This 30 second test is available on our website, and will give you an estimate of the amount you might receive, too.
The usual time limit of three years to make a claim from the date of injury is extended for industrial disease, which gives you a bit of leeway. We are sure you will want to claim as soon as possible, though – life will be less stressful if you can take care of some of those losses. We look forward to hearing from you!
Date Published: 15th March 2014
Author: David Brown