If someone is injured in an accident at work, generally they are aware they could be entitled to compensation if the accident was caused because of their employer’s negligence. But what not so many seem to be aware of is that if you contract an illness because of your job, your employer could still be liable to pay you compensation.
Industrial illnesses a personal injury lawyer in Godolphin Cross could help with
There are many industrial illnesses that creep up on people without them even realising it. Such as:
- Industrial deafness – this is caused by working in a noisy environment and your boss should ensure that the levels of sound are kept to a minimum. If they cannot do this, they should provide you with ear protectors.
- Vibration white finger – this usually occurs when someone has been using vibrating tools for long periods, and regular breaks from these should be allowed. The constant vibrating damages the nerves in the hand, and once the damage has been done, there is no cure.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome – repetitive actions for the wrist, or excessive force to the wrist causes this and is often suffered by typists and keyboard users. It is easily prevented by the use of a wrist rest, which puts the hands in the correct position
These are just three examples of industrial conditions that could be avoided and that a personal injury lawyer in Godolphin Cross could help you claim compensation for. There are some that are much worse and can be life threatening, such as asbestos exposure or coming into contact with dangerous chemicals.
Finding a personal injury lawyer in Godolphin Cross
As it is a small village in Cornwall, you may have trouble finding a specialist personal injury lawyer in Godolphin Cross but do not let that deter you from making a compensation claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline we cover the whole of the UK, so no matter where you want to make your claim, we can help you. We always work on a no-win, no-fee* basis so that you do not have to pay us any money to get your claim started and in fact with just one phone call, we could begin your claim today.
Our friendly advisors are here to answer your questions and to guide you through your claim if you decide to go ahead. You will be under no obligation or pressure to do so.
You have nothing to lose by having a chat to them so why not call us on 0800 689 0500 if you are using a landline or on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile.
Date Published: 25th February 2014