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Thank you. As far as compensation is concerned, you will only be able to claim if you have actually suffered a personal injury. Therefore, until you have been diagnosed with anything, you cannot realistically claim. Any other compensation offered to you in the meantime will be on a discretionary basis and purely as a goodwill gesture. I so however suggest that you keep track of all medical expenses incurred from this in the event you had to formally claim for these costs in the future.
So basically, the law does not compensate you for ‘what could have happened’, i.e. that you have potentially been exposed to anything and only once that has been confirmed and a formal diagnosis made can you actually think about taking it further for compensation. In the meantime you are entirely free to continue pursuing them for any goodwill compensation and also report them to the relevant bodies, which you have already done.
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That is often difficult to pursue. Again, it has to be something formally diagnosed, like PTSD, which then is compensated depending on how severe it is. It is not impossible but it is not just a case of saying you have been left feeling distressed by it and then claim
They will likely be liable to an extent, but it is too early to state exactly how much. If there is a forma diagnosis, then this is all part of the compensation process which will be scrutinised by the courts and a decision made by them.
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No, if you have suffered any injuries from it then that fact does not change and you can still rely on it even if you have gone public with what happened
You can always be anonymous when you report this, you do not have to reveal your identity