If you have been diagnosed with a lung disease, and you think your condition may have been caused as a result of exposure to toxins or harmful substances, particularly within your place of work, then our solicitors may be able to help you make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today to find out more.
Types of lung disease
There are many different types of lung diseases that a solicitor in Milford Haven can help you make a claim for compensation for. The validity of your claim depends very much on the circumstances surrounding how your condition developed in the first place.
For example, if you have developed a lung disease as a result of smoking, then your solicitor will not be able to help you make a claim for compensation. We are all too well aware of the dangers associated with smoking these days, and the decision to continue to partake in this habit regardless of the potential for consequences is an individual one. No one can be held accountable for your actions, and it is because of this, namely that no one else is responsible, that a claim cannot be made for compensation.
However, if you have developed a lung disease as a result of exposure to materials such as coal dust or asbestos, then a solicitor may be able to help you make a claim. Such conditions can be regarded as industrial diseases if they were caused during exposure in the work place, and as a result your employer, or former employer, may be held accountable.
This is because all employers have a duty of care to the staff that work for them to ensure their safety.Failure to do so, for example, not providing personal protection equipment to mitigate against the potential harm caused by dust particles or asbestos, can leave them open to claims for personal injury. An experienced Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will know which laws your employer will have broken, and this will enable him to fight your case on your behalf.
Looking for a solicitor in Milford Haven?
Although we do not have a local injury solicitor in Milford Haven we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an injury solicitor in Milford Haven look no further than our expert service.
Your solicitor can help with:
- COPD – COPD, also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder affects airflow and can cause severe shortness of breath.
- Emphysema – often caused as a result to long term exposure to dust or other harmful materials and substances.
- Pneumoconiosis – this condition results in the scaring of the lungs often caused by dust. As such many miners have contacted our solicitors to help them make claims against their employers.
- Lung cancer – this condition is often fatal as it is not usually detected until late in its development. It is not just caused by smoking, so speak to a solicitor to find out if your condition could have been caused by the actions of someone else.
Why not take our 30-second test today to find out how much your claim might be worth? Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline/0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 29th April 2014
Author: David Brown