Backwell in Somerset sounds an idyllic place to live. Nestled 7 miles south west of the city of Bristol and located on the A370, the residents of Blackwell enjoy large open spaces, with playing fields donated by a local resident at the turn of the 20th century. If you live locally and you have sustained workplace injuries in Backwell, then read on for information about how Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with a claim for compensation.
Health & Safety: workplace injuries in Backwell
Although we sometimes moan and guffaw at what we sometimes see as ludicrous health and safety regulations, at one time, there was very little concern for safety on heavy industries such as quarrying, mining and the like. Now that is not the case, health and safety rules and regulation play a big part in claims for workplace injuries in Backwell.
Employers did not care for their employee’s health as much as we do today, in the 21st Century. The lack of protective gear meant that many people are now paying the price for this lack of concern. Negligence in the workplace can cause death and injury, facts that an injury lawyer in Backwell is all too aware.
The three year rule
Under usual circumstances, with Accident Advice Helpline and other personal injury law firms, there is a three year rule which categorically states that the accident or incident must have occurred within three years. This applies to all workplace injuries in Backwell you may wish to claim for.
With industrial disease compensation claims made through Accident Advice Helpline, this three year rule does not apply.
There are many diseases on the Department of Work and Pensions list of industrial diseases. An expert such as an injury lawyer at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to tell you more. A few examples are;
- Development of leukaemia as a result of not being provided with the correct protective clothing when working with electromagnetic radiation.
- Pneumoconiosis, includes silicosis and asbestosis which as well as working unprotected with asbestos can occur when working within dusty settings such working with flint dust.
- Allergic rhinitis can occur when working without the correct protection in certain areas of the food industry such as the dust from tea leaves etc.
- Carcinoma, a type of cancer, can also be caused by working with wood in sawmills and other places where workers do not have the correct masks and eye wear etc. to stop them inhaling the smaller, almost unseen small specs of wood dust
Many of these industrial diseases do not become issues until later in life, hence the reason why the three year rule does not apply.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline for clarification
If you think your illness was caused by you working in a certain industry, contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a land line or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and see how an expert injury lawyer in Backwell could help.