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
- 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