Leintwardine’s high street runs along the Roman road Watling Street, although confusion arises over this name, as there is a Watling Street in Leintwardine which does not run over the old Roman road. There are calcareous sandstone beds in the vicinity which could have been quarried for the making of querns, or stone hand mills used for grinding corn. Sandstone often has a high silica content, which means that people working with stone may be susceptible to lung diseases such as silicosis, because they breathe in respiratory crystalline silica (RCS) particles on a daily basis.
You may be looking for personal injury solicitors in Leintwardine for any number of reasons. For example, you may have been diagnosed with silicosis (an occupational disease) because you have been exposed to RCS over a long period of time. You may under such circumstances be eligible to file a personal injury compensation claim against your employer if you and your injury solicitors in Leintwardine can prove that negligence on the part of your employer was the cause of your illness. You would have three years in which to make a personal injury compensation claim for this kind of illness.
Personal injury solicitors in Leintwardine
You may also be looking for personal injury solicitors in Leintwardine because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. You generally have three years in which to file a claim for injuries suffered in such an accident. However, if you were injured in an accident aboard an aircraft, at an airport or at sea, you only have two years in which to make your personal injury compensation claim.
If you are not certain just how long you have in which to file your particular claim, you should contact injury solicitors in Leintwardine, or ones based elsewhere in the UK, to find out. You can also get this information from us here at Accident Advice Helpline, and you can use one of our freephone numbers below to call us.
Silicosis is caused when you breathe in RCS over a long period of time, although if you are exposed to them at high levels for a short period of time then you are also at risk of developing acute silicosis.
If you have worked in the construction industry as a stonemason in a quarry, pottery, slate works or foundry, then you may be at risk of developing silicosis if your employer has not followed the strict health and safety regulations, which are overseen by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to make but need expert help and legal advice, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now to find out how we may be able to help you with your potential claim?