Accident at Work

Accident at Work Claims

When working in high risk industries such as the construction, manufacture or agricultural sectors for example, you are in need of protective gear to comply with health and safety regulations.

Thus your employer needs to have these in place or else the injuries and/or diseases that you can sustain working in such environments can be quite detrimental to your health, particularly where your employer did not provide adequate protective gear for you during your working hours.

This is more common with older people as the health and safety regulations as well as knowledge of hazardous materials and conditions weren’t as good or as well informed and in place as they are today.

There are however still firms that do not fully adhere to these regulations which means that you are more likely to get injured by an accident at work due to bad work circumstances and the lack of health and safety.

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How do I make a Claim?

If you have had a workplace accident and you want to make a claim, then you need to speak to a workplace accident specialist solicitor who has experience in this sector of the law.

By establishing what has happened to you and how your health has been affected and what this has meant to your day-to-day life, we can easily inform you if you should be making a claim for compensation and how much you should be entitled to depending on the severity of the industrial accident/disease.

Depending on the severity of the accident/disease and the big potential loss of earnings, costs for treatment/medications and quality of life, occupational accident claims can often be associated with high compensation awards, due to the high risk nature of your job and especially if your employer did not provide you with adequate protective gear.

Accidents at work include:

If you feel you have fallen victim to any of the above industrial diseases or any other, do not hesitate to Contact Us on 0161 82 11 229 or fill out the form provided. We have highly experienced industrial accident solicitors who can guide you through the process and take away all of the hassle for you so you can concentrate on the more important things in life.

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Industrial Disease Claims Limits

There is a time limit on making an industrial (or occupational) claim. This is 3 years from either when you got injured or 3 years from when you have learned you have the disease.

For example if you have been exposed to asbestos, you may not show any symptoms for 10 years and then find out after that 10 year period that you have asbestosis. In this case, you would have 3 years from the year that you found out that you had that disease to make a claim.

Another couple of limitations are the difficulty in claiming industrial disease compensation if you were self employed or employed on a “casual” basis or showing proof in regards to the length and how severe the disease was where it was only caused due to prolonged exposure, such as the above example of asbestos exposure meaning you develop asbestosis.

If you have any questions or concerns in regards to any of the points discussed above then do not hesitate to contact us for help, support, advice and a friendly chat. Our number is 0161 82 11 229 or if you prefer you can fill out the form to the right and we will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

Don’t be left in the dark about something as serious as having an accident at work. Contact Us to make a claim today!

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