Industrial Disease Claims

Introduction to Industrial Diseases & Illnesses

Safeguarding the health and safety of employees should be of paramount importance for any employer. However, if this responsibility is not taken seriously then it could leave staff vulnerable to industrial diseases, which could have life-threatening consequences for the employee, and could lead to industrial disease claims.

If you have been exposed to hazardous substances, been injured at work, suffered from loss of hearing due to inadequate protection or suffered chronic back pain as a result of your working conditions, then you may be entitled to make an industrial disease claim to aid your recovery and cover any loss of earnings.

Who is Responsible for Your Industrial Illness or Disease?

Your employer is legally obliged to do everything reasonably possible to protect you from hazardous substances and situations whilst you are at work in order to minimise the risk of you developing an industrial disease or illness such as mesothelioma, pleural plaques and chronic back pain.

For example, if your working environment is particularly noisy, it is your employer’s duty to reduce the noise to an acceptable level or, if this is not possible, to put in place measures of equipment to help prevent industrial deafness or tinnitus, such as providing ear defenders. If such actions are not taken by your employer, you may be entitled to industrial disease compensation.

If your job exposes you to potentially dangerous chemicals, your employer should take all necessary precautions to ensure that these chemicals are made as safe as possible, and that contact with them is kept to a minimum or eliminated altogether if particularly harmful. Your employer is legally obliged to provide you with protective clothing whenever working with the harmful substances. If your employer does not take such action, they may find themselves the subject of industrial disease claims.

What Types of Industrial Disease Claims Can You Make?

Blackwater Law has an experienced team of specialist industrial disease solicitors who have successfully dealt with many industrial disease and claims relating to:

Making an Industrial Disease Claim

If you need further information or assistance with starting a personal injury compensation claim for an industrial disease – or any other type of accident, injury or illness – call us now on 0800 083 5500 or complete our online contact form.

Strict time limits apply to making any personal injury compensation claim, so it is extremely important that you seek advice and begin your claim as soon as possible. Even if you are not sure if you are eligible to make an industrial disease compensation claim, you can telephone us now for professional and impartial advice.

If you feel you have a case for an industrial disease compensation claim, get in touch with us now for a free initial consultation. All accepted industrial disease claims are handled on a “no-win, no-fee” basis.

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