If you are considering filing a Newcastle upon Tyne accident at work compensation then you might like to approach us here at Accident Advice Helpline and use the ‘no win, no fee*’ services that we offer clients, and that come highly recommended by the well respected people’s consumer crusader, Esther Rantzen.
The hazards of working within the construction industry
One of the most hazardous industries to work within, is that of the construction industry, and one of the worst injuries that workers sustain is that of an asbestos related disease. Whilst an illness or disease is not strictly speaking an injury, the fact that it is related to someone’s occupation, and that it has been sustained through the fault of an employer who will then be liable for any personal damages, means that in effect it is the same thing. It’s just a case of semantics.
The statute of limitations versus illnesses with a long incubation period
Under normal circumstances any personal injury claim has to fit within the three year statute of limitations. This essentially means that the claim for the injury must be launched within three years of the date of the incident. When this injury is an illness or disease, the trigger point to look back from is the medical diagnosis.
However many of the occupational diseases that relate to exposure to asbestos, have a considerable incubation period. If this is the case, an expert solicitor such as Accident Advice Helpline will have to work on your behalf to lengthen the statute of limitations for your specific case.
Estimating the amount of compensation the injury alone
Asbestos-related illnesses and diseases can command significant sums of financial compensation because of the severe and debilitating effect of the disease. Many cases are of course fatal. In order to find out how much compensation your case might be awarded, you should visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and make use of the HOW MUCH calculator that can be found there.
How to pre-value your Newcastle upon Tyne accident at work compensation claim
By answering four simple questions regarding the nature of your Newcastle upon Tyne accident at work compensation claim, the calculator will issue you with an estimate of the basic amount of compensation for the injury or illness alone; something which takes a mere 30 seconds.
But in instances where you may have suffered any loss of earnings, or incurred any significant costs for treatment, these factors will have to be taken into consideration separately by the lawyer allocated to your case.
Our ‘no win, no fee*’ guarantee
The good thing about using Accident Advice Helpline’s ‘no win, no fee*’ service means that it guarantees you will not have to pay our fees in the unlikely event that your claim should fail. To find out more you can either visit our website, or chat to one of our experienced advisers using the free helpline service that we provide. To access the helpline simply call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.