If you have been affected by an industrial disease then you might be entitled to make a claim for financial compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline and enquire about no win no fee solicitors in St Leonards today to find out more about the process, or take our 30 second test to establish if you are actually eligible to make a claim.
Industrial diseases can take on many different forms, from breathing problems including cancer, lung disease and asthma, to hearing loss and skin problems.
Regardless of the type of condition you have developed as a result of your profession, one of our experienced no win no fee St Leonards lawyers can help you win the financial compensation that you deserve.
When it comes to work your employer has a duty of care to ensure that you, and all other members of staff, are kept safe. This usually means ensuring that the work place is free from hazards to avoid slips trips or falls, that personal protection equipment is provided when staff are in need of it, that suitable training is provided to all staff members (with refresher courses being taken as and when necessary) and that all equipment is inspected and properly maintained.
When an employer fails to adhere to the various laws and regulations surrounding worker safety it is almost always only a matter of time before someone is injured and a no win no fee St Leonards lawyer becomes involved.
For example, if you work in a particularly noisy environment then your employer has a duty of care to provide you with ear defenders to help mitigate the potential risks caused by constant loud noises. Failure to do so could you leave you exposed to the risk of developing hearing related problems, perhaps partial hearing loss, tinnitus or even complete deafness. In such an instance injury solicitors in St Leonards-on-Sea would be able to help you make a claim for compensation.
As part of your job you may be knowingly exposed to hazardous substances such as asbestos. The dangers of this substance is well known, and personal protection equipment in the form of overalls and face masks should be worn to protect from the hazards. Suitable training should also be provided to ensure that all staff members who are likely to come into contact with this substance understand the risks, dangers and what to do to minimise the harm they are likely to suffer.
If your employer has failed to provide these basis precautionary measures for you then you will be perfectly entitled to make a claim for compensation if you have suffered as a result. For example, you may have developed asbestosis, lung disease, pleural thickening or mesothelioma.
Injury solicitors from St Leonards
Our injury solicitors in St Leonards can help with any form of industrial disease case and will do all they can to ensure you get the outcome that you deserve.
We operate on a strict no win no fee basis so you can be assured that you will not have to pay a penny to start your claim. To discuss your claim with an expert adviser at Accident Advice Helpline for free dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: 21st February 2014
Author: David Brown