Occupational Disease Claims
If you have been diagnosed with an occupational or industrial disease, we are here to assist you in making a claim against your employer or former employer.
We are accredited personal injury solicitors by The Law Society and have assisted thousands of clients like yourself in obtaining work related disease compensation.
Since we were established in 1988, we have developed the expertise needed to ensure you are properly compensated for the disease you are suffering from and that you receive the best possible care and treatment to aid your recovery.
Almost all of our occupational disease claims are funded through a no win, no fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you and you will only be liable for legal costs should you be successful in your claim.
To begin making a claim for an industrial disease, call us for free on 0800 195 95 90 to discuss your claim with one of our expert team. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are ready to take your call.
In most cases, occupational or industrial illnesses and diseases will not be immediately obvious. Whilst we all know the dangers of working with asbestos, heavy machinery and dangerous tools, there are some conditions which initially go unnoticed but worsen over a period of time.
It could be that you do not even know you are suffering from a disease for months or even years after you have contracted it. However, once your symptoms begin to worsen, living with an industrial or occupational disease can be very traumatic.
Occupational disease law
Regardless of where you work, your employer has a duty of care to you and other employees. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, your employer is responsible for ensuring the workplace is a safe and risk-free environment.
Under these regulations, your employer has a duty to:
As expert personal injury solicitors, we understand the strict rules that govern the workplace and regularly provide expert opinion about such matters.
If you are still employed by the company in which you wish to make a claim, we understand that you may be initially apprehensive. However, we can be of assistance here. As we have dealt with many similar claims before, we are experienced in the best possible way of bringing a case against your employer.
As employers have a legal duty to provide safe working surroundings and are obliged to insure themselves against potential problems, your employer will more than likely have little involvement in the claim process. Instead, their insurer will deal with the process on their behalf.
Industrial Disease Claims
Whether you are suffering from a relatively minor condition or a disease which could potentially have lifelong implications, you can trust us to deal with your case in a highly sensitive and professional manner.
The most common industrial disease claims we deal with include:
- Asbestosis – a chronic (long-term) lung condition caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos
- Mesothelioma – a rare form of cancer usually caused by exposure to asbestos.
- Silicosis – a respiratory disease caused by inhaling silica dust
- Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) – a condition caused by repeated overuse and injury to the muscles of the hands, wrists, arms or shoulders
- Vibration white finger- a condition caused by the continuous use of vibrating hand-held machinery
- Industrial dermatitis – a skin disease caused by interaction with harmful or toxic substances
- Occupational stress – stress caused by being presented with unnecessary work-related demands and pressures
- Occupational asthma – asthma caused from being exposed to elements such as dust and chemicals
- Industrial deafness – loss of hearing as a result of working with heavy machinery and working in noisy industrial environments.
If you have suffered from an occupational disease as a result of your employer’s lack of safety procedures you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Contact us now on our free helpline number 0800 195 95 90 if you have a question regarding an occupational disease, or to find out more about making an industrial disease or an occupational disease claim.