Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Advertisement Feature - Are You a Victim of Negligence in a Job You Did?

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Advertisement Feature - Are You a Victim of Negligence in a Job You Did?

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If you are injured because someone else has been negligent, then you may be able to claim compensation.

Individuals can suffer injury in a variety of situations ( as a road user, a pedestrian or as a result of an accident at work.

Most people will be aware that a claim for compensation can be made by a driver of a vehicle when his or her vehicle is struck by another driven negligently.

What you might not realise is that it may be possible to claim compensation when you are injured as a passenger in a vehicle driven negligently or even in circumstances in which the negligent driver cannot be traced or is uninsured.

It may be possible to claim compensation even if your accident happened while you were working or on holiday abroad.

Compensation can be claimed not only when individuals have accidents at work which arise as a result of the negligence of third parties, but may also be paid to individuals who develop diseases caused by exposure to substances at levels known to be harmful.

This exposure usually, but not always, happens at work.

Some of the most common work-linked diseases include asthma, asbestos-related disease, vibration white finger and deafness.

Some diseases take decades to develop.

At present time, the GMB, in partnership with Browell Smith and company and solicitors Thompsons, is campaigning to heighten awareness surrounding asbestos-related disease, which is particularly prevalent in the North East.

Most individuals who worked in the shipbuilding industry in the area before the 70s will have been exposed to asbestos and many individuals may develop asbestos-related disease.

If you become aware you are suffering from an asbestos-related disease you can claim now, despite the fact that exposure to asbestos took place many years ago.

The level of compensation awarded in any particular case is calculated by reference to the seriousness of the injury and the out-of-pocket expenses incurred. …

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