Crashed due to bad weather?

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The UK’s weather is rapidly changing with the cold season setting in. The icy conditions not only wreak havoc with your car but also pose a hazard to your health.

Weather conditions such as snow, sleet, ice, fog and rain increase the likelihood of road traffic accidents leading to injuries and damage to vehicles. Despite all the relevant precautions being taken, you may still be unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident.

If you would like to contact us regarding making a claim; please call us on 0161 871 8649.

Faulty Goods Claims

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The Sale of Goods Act 1979, states that we have the right to buy products that are good, safe to use and in working order. However, faulty goods still slip through the net. If you know a product you have purchased is defective; you are entitled to a repair, replacement or a part or full refund. If you are using a product and something goes awry, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation whether you bought or were just using the product.

If you wish to know more about going ahead with a compensation claim, please contact us on 0161 871 8649.

Suffering From Industrial Dermatitis?

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Industrial Dermatitis is an inflammation/irritation of the skin caused by contact with a hurtful agent or environmental factor. Typical materials that increase the risk of the condition include: solvents, detergents and fuels.

An example of an Industrial Dermatitis case is when JCB paid damages to a GMB member after failing to provide gloves to stop the skin condition developing. The claimant was a 52 year old man who developed Industrial Dermatitis after he was exposed to brake fluid and a rust inhibitor.

If you would like to discuss making a claim for an Industrial Disease; call us on 0161 871 8649!

Industrial Diseases – Whole Body Vibration

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Industrial diseases can result from certain working conditions, where negligence on behalf of the employer has taken place.

Whole Body Vibration is a chronic condition caused by long term exposure to vibrations in working environments, such as; construction, mining and maritime. The most severe injuries are seen as a result of slamming events. These include; fractures to vertebrae and rupture of inter vertebral discs. With 40% of construction sites failing their health and safety spot checks; it’s a condition workers need to be aware of.

If you have suffered as a result of this or any other industrial disease; get in touch on 0161 871 8649.

Have You Been Involved In An RTA?

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Road traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teenage males and are also the the third most common cause of death for people under 35.

With over 1700 people killed in the UK alone in 2013 as a result of a road traffic accident; it’s a danger to be made aware of. These numbers may be pretty shocking but casualties are at their lowest level since records began.

Even the most careful of drivers can still be involved in a road traffic accident. If you would like to discuss making a personal injury claim; call us on 0161 871 8649.

Asbestos Personal Injury Claims

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Asbestos might seem like a problem rooted in the past – but today, it can still be found everywhere from schools, to hospitals, factories and offices.

The Health & Safety Executive, found it was implicated in over 4500 deaths and is the single biggest work related killer in the UK.

If breathed in; asbestos dust can scar the lungs with symptoms including coughing and shortness of breath.

If you have suffered as a result of exposure to asbestos at work, you may well be entitled to compensation. Contact us on 0161 998 3891 to find out more.

Claims for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Carbon Monoxide is a highly dangerous gas which is a result of the incomplete burning of fuels. Carbon Monoxide is colourless and odourless, making it harder to identify when you start suffering from the symptoms. This type of gas is most commonly found in industrial areas or buildings which may have a defective boiler. When a person inhales Carbon Monoxide into their lungs; they can develop Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

If the presence of Carbon Monoxide has been found at a workplace; the employers should carry out a risk assessment and put in place steps to protect you. Protective equipment should also be provided if the employer has not done all they can to reduce and eliminate the risk. Exposure to Carbon Monoxide can leave a person with symptoms including; dizziness, nausea, headaches, shortness of breath, vomiting and some cases have even proved fatal.

If you suspect or know you have been exposed to Carbon Monoxide, seek a medical professional’s opinion immediately. If you have suffered Carbon Monoxide Poisoning as a result of somebody else’s negligence; call us on 0161 871 8649 to discuss making a claim.

Claims For Product LiabilIty

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If you have fallen victim to an unsafe product; which in turn, has caused you to suffer an injury; you are protected by the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

Producers of the faulty products are liable by law. These can include manufacturers, companies who have customised products and distributors. For your claim to be successful, you need to prove that the product was defective and this resulted in your injury. Claims can be made up to 3 years from the date of the accident and in some special circumstances; up to 10 years after the accident.

Get in touch on 0161 871 8649, to discuss a personal injury claim for product liability.

Has Poor Health Stopped You Working?

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It’s a common saying that you can’t put a price on health and this is absolutely true. Employers should always follow regulations and guidelines consistently. If they fail to do this and as a result, you are injured – they may then be liable.

The message is clear – you can and should put a price on your health, if somebody takes it away from you. If your own health, (physical or mental), has suffered through no fault of your own; contact us to discuss your claim for compensation on 0161 871 8649.

Brain & Spinal Injury Claims

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When a person has suffered a spinal or brain injury, they would have no choice but to make dramatic changes to their lifestyle. Adapting their lives like this can be expensive.

Common expenses include the price of healthcare, adaptations to the home and a reduced income. If you have suffered a brain or spinal injury through no fault of your own; get in contact with us today on 0161 871 8649.