What is silicosis?
Silicosis is a respiratory disease caused by exposure to silica, a harmful dust that can become lodged into the lining of the lungs when inhaled.
There are many unpleasant symptoms of this incurable disease, including shortness of breath, coughing, and overall tiredness and fatigue. Silicosis can also lead to further complications, including the onset of arthritis, kidney disease, and in severe cases even death. There have been guidelines outlined in the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 to prevent workers from coming into contact with this substance.
It has historically been common for employees working in industrial settings such as factories to become ill as a result of exposure to silica, and although these new regulations exist, it is still possible today for people to be diagnosed with the illness.
If you have developed this condition and believe that the negligence of your employer caused it, call Accident Advice Helpline right away. We have over 14 years of experience in dealing with claims across the UK, including a number of personal injury claims in North Yorkshire. If you can prove that your employer knew of the presence of silica and failed to notify you or provide adequate protection, you could hold this negligence to account and receive the money you deserve.
We have experience handling personal injury claims in North Yorkshire
Accident Advice Helpline is a leading law firm in the UK, dealing only with cases involving personal injury and illness. As such, we have become experts in dealing even with difficult cases, striving to win our clients the maximum amount wherever possible. To find out to how much this could amount, fill in our online claims calculator to get a quick quote. You can also call our helpline and discuss your illness with an experienced claims adviser.
In total, we help award over £30 million a year in damages, and compensation sums for incurable illnesses can be worth thousands of pounds. Our legal team will construct a strong case and fight to ensure you are rewarded every penny from whoever was responsible.
Do the right thing and make a claim today
Having an illness such as silicosis can put you and your loved ones under strain, and you have every right to be angry if someone else’s negligence has led to the onset of this disease and caused this difficulty. If it has arisen and you can prove that someone else’s negligence is to blame, you are within your legal rights to make a claim.
Don’t let this right pass you by – make sure you take action and seek financial remuneration for the pain you have been caused. To find out more about how our team can help you with personal injury claims in North Yorkshire, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 3rd August 2014
Author: David Brown