Personal injury compensation claims in Braintree are most often associated with accidents but this is not always the case. Some people start personal injury compensation claims in Braintree because they are suffering from a disease or condition that they contracted in work. If it can be shown that the disease was the fault of an employer then the claim can be very successful and the employee can get the compensation that they deserve. If this sounds like you – read on. We tell you more about how we here at Accident Advice Helpline can help with this sort of personal injury claim.
Personal injury compensation claims in Braintree for occupational diseases
Many diseases can be caused by our occupations but lung diseases are amongst the most common. Many workers are exposed to dusty environments as part of their occupation and this is not good for the heath of their lungs. Continuous exposure to dust can cause subtle changes in the delicate tissues of the lungs which can lead to chronic health conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema. People with these conditions can become very debilitated as their bodies fail to get enough oxygen. Simply carrying out normal everyday tasks can become a great effort.
If you are suffering from a chronic lung disease perhaps you feel that your job was to blame. Employers should adequately assess the hazards in every workplace and this includes dust hazards. If a workplace has a dust hazard this should be controlled. It may be necessary to install ventilation and extraction systems and/or provide employees with personal protective equipment. If this has not been done then you may have grounds to start a claim.
Starting a claim
It is important that you visit a doctor immediately if you experience any breathing difficulties or symptoms affecting your lungs. It is essential that you get a correct diagnosis and the treatment that you need right away. Then you can start thinking about a personal injury claim. If you feel that your condition was caused by your working environment give us a call. We will discuss the full range of options with you and assess whether you have grounds to start a personal injury claim. You will have the chance to ask all the questions that you want to.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
Take the first step yourself by picking up the phone and calling us here at Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach us on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Take steps to get the compensation you deserve!
Date Published: 28th June 2015
Author: David Brown