Industrial Disease Compensation Leeds

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Industrial diseases vary widely in terms of cause, severity and type, but have one thing in common – the devastating impact they have on an individual’s life. This is why it’s so important to realise that if your industrial illness arose through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

All employers have a legal duty of care to ensure you are kept safe in your work environment and away from harmful substances and situations, and if you’ve been let down due to negligence or lack of protection, our specialist personal injury solicitors are here to support you during the process of making a claim.

Types of Industrial Disease Claims

Industrial diseases range from respiratory illnesses through to work-related stress, depending on the nature of industry you work or worked within and your job role. If your health has suffered as a result of your current work or previous job then making an industrial disease case for compensation should be possible.

Industrial Diseases we deal with are:

  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss (Deafness) – caused by excessive exposure to loud noise.
  • Vibration White Finger – caused by excessive use of pneumatic/vibratory tools
  • Asbestos related conditions – including mesothelioma and asbestosis
  • Other respiratory conditions/diseases caused by exposure to toxic chemicals/substances
  • Cancers
  • Work Related Upper Limb Disorders also known as repetitive strain injuries such as tennis elbow & carpal tunnel syndrome. These can be caused by repetitive tasks at work, for example, on a factory line
  • Dermatological (skin conditions), caused by exposure to toxic chemicals/substances

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How to Claim For Industrial Disease Compensation

Making a claim for an industrial disease can be more complicated as you need to prove that your employer was negligent and that the working conditions resulted in the condition you now have.

A claim for industrial disease compensation usually has to be made within three years, from the date you first realise your condition was caused by work or from the first time you experience any symptoms. However, symptoms for many industrial diseases often don’t appear for months or years after the original exposure to hazardous materials or working conditions – and in situations like these, proving a link can be difficult.

Our specialist Industrial Disease team has extensive experience and we the source of the matter – your assigned solicitor will work quickly to establish a link between your industrial illness and working environment, providing evidence that your employer or ex-employer did not sufficiently protect you and securing the best possible outcome for your case.

If you have a query or think you may have a claim related to occupational or industrial disease, please contact a member of our specialist team who will be able to help.

Call us 0113 2165507