An industrial or work related disease is an illness that an employee has contracted while going about their daily work duties. It can come in many forms, ranging from a cancer, to a skin condition, hearing loss or a lung condition.
Employers may make it easier for employees to contract an industrial disease if their environment contains factors such as dust, noise and fumes that are harmful to health. The employer could have put procedures in place to limit that exposure, but failed to do so.
If you have worked in poor conditions and developed an industrial disease, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. This might help other current or future employees from becoming ill in the same circumstances. Making a claim can help you with the costs of any treatment and recovery.
We deal with a wide range of these claims including and involving:
- Asbestos related disease including Mesothelioma – it can take many years for the effects to present themselves. Working with asbestos frequently and inhaling the dust when it is released, has led to instances of many serious diseases;
- Pneumoconiosis – covers a group of chest conditions;
- Hearing loss – common in engineering, coal mining, ship building and even from working in music industries;
- Repetitive Strain Injury – any kind of forceful exertions such as using a hammer, exposure to vibrations such as using a pneumatic drill, repetitive tasks, or even lengthy periods spent in poor physical positions that damage posture;
- Respiratory problems including asthma;
- Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) also known as Vibration White Finger (VWF).
We have an excellent track record and many years of experience settling work related disease claims and can will go the extra mile to help both victims and their families.
If you would like any more advice about work related disease claims, please contact a member of our team.