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Industrial Disease Compensation
Has your health been affected by your working conditions? In the UK, employers have a duty of care to ensure that their workplace meets minimum safety standards. And yet work-related health problems are surprisingly common, and by no means are they confined to one area of industry.
For example, you may have been exposed to hazardous chemicals or breathed in Asbestos at work. Asbestos was used in shipbuilding, paper mills, factories, steel mills, chemical plants and in the building and construction industries, and breathing in its fibres can lead to industrial diseases such as mesothelioma and pleural plaques.
At the other end of the scale, working in a call centre can cause work-related illnesses such as Repetitive Strain Injury, deafness, hearing damage or Tinnitus due to acoustic shock, and postural problems resulting in back injuries.
No matter what industry you work in, if you have suffered from a work-related health problem that could otherwise have been prevented, you may be eligible to claim compensation. If successful, you will be compensated for the suffering you’ve experienced, plus any associated loss of earnings. Claims like these can often result in employers changing their ways of working, so you can take additional comfort from the fact that no one else will have to undergo the same experience.
Employment-related sickness, disease and deafness claims are collectively known as Industrial Disease claims. They are never easy or quick to resolve, but if our Industrial Disease Compensation Solicitors believe that your case can be proven, we will work with you on a No Win No Fee basis.
Our specialist Industrial Disease Solicitors deal with all types of compensation claims including:
Asbestos related lung cancer
Exposure to harmful chemicals
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Vibration White Finger
This isn’t an exhaustive list, so even if you suffer from a different condition, and you believe it was caused by your working conditions, do get in touch. The first step in starting your compensation claim is to provide us with details of your industrial disease or work-related illness. Our expert team of Industrial Disease Compensation Solicitors are on hand to offer you a free consultation, and will advise you on whether you have a suitable case. Just call us on 0800 037 4628.