Most people think of using a personal injury solicitor in Farley if they have been injured in an accident that was not their own fault. It is common to make an association between a personal injury solicitor in Farley and road traffic accidents or occupational accidents. However, there is so much more than this to the work of a personal injury solicitor in Farley. These legal experts can deal with a whole range of accidents and incidents that were not your own fault but which caused you harm. The easiest way to get this sort of legal help is to call Accident Advice Helpline on their 24/7 helpline number – there is always someone waiting to take your call.
What type of injury can a personal injury solicitor in Farley handle?
A personal injury solicitor in Farley may be able to help you claim compensation for any injury that has caused you harm and for which you needed to seek medical attention. The classic examples would be whiplash following a road traffic accident or a head injury following a fall from a height at work. They would also deal with psychological injuries such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. These symptoms are often invisible but cause great distress and disruption to the sufferer.
Some ‘injuries’ are actually diseases. Some workers suffer industrial diseases such as emphysema because they have worked in very dusty environments. These diseases may not develop for many years after exposure to the dust and so employees are allowed many years to make a claim. Other employees develop hearing loss after prolonged exposure to loud noise and this would also be classed as an ‘injury’ in a personal injury claim. In these cases the claims would be made against the employer who should have protected the health, safety and welfare of their employees. The personal injury lawyer in Farley would start off by proving that the employer was to blame for the disease and would then negotiate a sum of money as compensation.
Then, of course, there are infectious diseases. We can be exposed to dangerous germs (pathogens) when we eat, drink, receive medical treatment or go on days out to open farms and zoos. If we are made ill by something that we have eaten or drank (usually called food poisoning or foodborne disease) then we would normally be making a claim against the catering or retail outlet that sold us the food. If we have contacted a disease whilst we were receiving medical treatment then we may be claiming against the health authority that was treating us. Some people have contacted hepatitis from contaminated body fluids (blood) or dirty instruments. In open farms and zoos it is the responsibility of the operators to protect members of the public from being exposed to pathogens carried by animals.