We all think we understand what is meant by personal injury, but it can often be more complicated than that. This article shows why many longer term conditions often go un claimed and how you can go about finding a personal injury lawyer in Alton who can help with that claim.
Long lasting conditions
For the most part, we all think of a personal injury claim as dealing with a one off accident, such as a slip, trip or fall. It often never really occurs to us that it might be something a little more long lasting. However these are every bit as damaging as something which happens suddenly.
Take the example of a factory worker who has been working in noisy conditions for much of his working life. Because his employer did not take reasonable precautions to reduce the noise or protect him from it, he’s developed a condition known as industrial deafness which has seen his hearing progressively degenerate over time. Often this is simply put down to age and the general wear and tear that we all go through, but it is also possible that this is something more serious.
Another common issue is asbestos poisoning. This was used to line many buildings before its harmful effects were well known. As a result, some people have developed health problems as a result of long period being exposed to it.
How we can help
If you think you may have been a victim of a long lasting condition which should have been avoided, you should firstly come and talk to us. We have lots of experience and can look at your situation and tell you what we think.
We could look at the conditions in which you’ve been working and determine whether or not your employer was to blame. To help us in this you can give us lots of information such as whether or not you raised concerns about the issue before to your employer and if so what action, if any was taken.
Finding a personal injury lawyer in Alton
If we think you have a good case, we can then be your personal injury lawyer in Alton, ready to help with your claim.
Having an expert on your side is extremely useful as it will increase your chances of a successful outcome in the long run. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have hundreds of in-house lawyers on our books and they cover all sorts of different situations.
So, if you want to find a personal injury lawyer in Alton who can help with your case, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 15th March 2014
Author: David Brown