Llanfrothen is a peaceful, unspoilt village in the Snowdonia National Park. The artist, Stanley Spencer, painted “Snowdon from Llanfrothen” in 1938, and this painting now hangs in the National Museum of Wales. It depicts Cnict, known as the Welsh Matterhorn, in the top right hand corner. You may have climbed Cnicht after seeing it featured by the BBC. If you have, you will probably have seen the old Rhosydd slate quarry where men living in the area worked in the past.
You won’t find a firm of personal injury solicitors in Llanfrothen, so if you think you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to file, call us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how we may be able to help you begin the claims process.
Personal injury solicitors in Llanfrothen
You may have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault, or perhaps you have been diagnosed with an illness or disease which you and your personal injury solicitors in Llanfrothen could prove was caused by the negligence of someone else. You generally have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, but if you are unsure about exactly how long you have in which to file your particular claim, you should call injury solicitors in Llanfrothen or call us at Accident Advice Helpline.
Slate and health problems
Slate contains up to 40% crystalline silica and working with it can cause silicosis. Respirable crystalline silica (RCS) can do irreparable harm to the lungs, causing fibrosis, which is a hardening or scarring of the lung tissue. This can lead to the loss of functioning lungs. It isn’t only slate that can generate RCS, as it is found in all rocks and stones. People working in quarries, foundries, the construction industry, stonemasons, ceramic manufacturing and so on may be at risk of developing silicosis.
A person suffering from silicosis is more susceptible to diseases such as tuberculosis, kidney disease and arthritis and silica has also been linked to lung cancer. As you might expect, exposure to RCS is subject to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH). If you work in an environment where RCS is present, you should know that there are certain guidelines workers and employers should follow to minimize the risk of fibrosis and silicosis. If your employer has not issued you with adequate protective gear you may be eligible to make a personal injury compensation claim against him or her if you become ill.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have any type of personal injury compensation claim to make, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice and help. You can call us at any time about any aspect of a personal injury compensation claim on one of our freephone numbers. These are: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls and 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Why not call now to discover how we might be able to help you?