Women over 50 are the most predominant set of people affected by osteoarthritis. Sometimes, the condition is recognised as an industrial illness.
Agricultural workers, miners and carpet fitters are the principal set of workers who can acquire osteoarthritis and most of them have worked within that industry, doing a particular job for a number of years.
Employers Have To Protect You From Dangers In The Workplace
Employers have a duty of care to you to protect you from dangers in the workplace and they must adhere to health and safety law. If you can prove that your employer has not complied with the rules set out by the Health and Safety Executive, then you could make an osteoarthritis claim.
If you have been unable to return to work following the onset of your condition then it is possible you could be reimbursed for the financial losses you have endured. Compensation settlement fees also take into account the level of pain and suffering you have undergone and if you have had to pay towards any medical assistance to aid you with your condition.
Making An Osteoarthritis Claim With First Personal Injury
It is important to show in your compensation claim that your osteoarthritis condition has a direct link to your working conditions. You must also be able to show that your employer could have prevented your osteoarthritis but has failed to do so. When you instruct lawyers to help you with your claim, we can help you gather evidence to prove this link.
There are also time limits for all personal injury claims. If you are over the age of 18, you have three years since the date of your accident or injury in which to make a claim.
Other Occupational Illness And Industrial Diseases Compensation Claims Types
Here at First Personal Injury, we deal with a wide range of claims types which have come about as a result of occupational illnesses, including:
*Please note – With regards to No Win No Fee - In limited circumstances, fees may be charged when your accident claim is not successful. These specific limited circumstances will be explained to you by your Solicitor.
The Citizen's Advice Bureau says it's our "civil and legal right" to make an accident claim. But 69% of us don't make an accident claim. Don't miss out on what's rightfully yours.
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