It is part of the modern working world that many people are exposed to hazardous conditions and substances during the course of their working day. This can lead to the person being injured or contracting an illness that they did not previously suffer. There are health and safety regulations surrounding working in any conditions, in particular dangerous ones. Even if these are being met, it does not mean that you won’t be unlucky enough to contract an illness from your working environment.
If you work in a factory setting, then you may be even more at risk of being injured at work than someone who works in an office. If you suffer an accident, then you will need the services of personal injury specialists in Abridge. Before you even consider making a claim following an accident at work, you should seek experienced advice and establish clearly where you stand.
Examples of conditions caused by the workplace
It is important to prove to your personal injury specialists in Abridge that your condition arose from a problem in your working environment, particularly if it was not related to a one-off accident. You need to show that the condition did not pre-exist, or if it did that it has been worsened by your working life. Conditions that have been the subject of claims in the past include:
- Occupational stress;
- Deafness and hearing loss;
- Respiratory disease;
- Skin conditions; and
- Repetitive strain injuries.
This is just a selection of the type of conditions that are the causes of common injury claims against the workplace made through personal injury specialists in Abridge. This type of claim is never straightforward and needs the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer to be a success.
Get the right start
If you feel that it is your working environment that has caused damage to your health, then you should speak to someone who understands the law surrounding this type of claim.
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping people make all types of injury claim for over 15 years, and have over 200 solicitors working on the team. You can contact us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Compensation claims for accidents and illnesses at work are outside the scope of normal claims, and are allowed a longer timescale in which to be claimed. Experienced help is therefore vital, and speaking to your Accident Advice Helpline advisor will help you to understand what you need to.
What should you do now?
Many claims can be handled via the telephone with no need for face to face contact, although you may be asked to attend a medical assessment. If you feel you have a claim to make, contact a personal injury lawyer in Abridge through Accident Advice Helpline today.
Date Published: 11th March 2014
Author: David Brown