Industrial diseases are the injuries or long-term sicknesses resulting from the continuous exposure to occupational hazards over a long period of time while working in a particular industry. Sicknesses and injuries can be caused or worsened if employees have not been given adequate protection or had suitable health and safety measures in place to protect them from developing these conditions.
Workers are typically exposed to harmful levels of noise, repetitive tasks, chemical substances or intense machinery over long periods of time, which are known to have a serious impact on both the physical and mental health in later life.
Michael Lewin Solicitors are a leading law firm in handling industrial disease claims and we have successfully retrieved compensation for thousands of clients with a very high success rate. Our specialist industrial disease solicitors are dedicated to get justice and compensation for anyone that is suffering from a work-related illness.
If you, or someone you know is suffering from or is suspects they’re suffering from any of the conditions below then you could make a claim for significant compensation. Contact us today to find out if you have a claim on 0113 200 9787 or email us to request further information.
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What Is Industrial Disease?
Industrial diseases are injuries or sicknesses resulting from exposure over a prolonged period to an occupational hazard in the workplace.
The ‘occupational hazard’ will vary according to the type of work you carry out but it could be a harmful substance, such as asbestos. Harmful activities, such as using a vibrating tool of some sort or exposure to load noises i.e. working in a factory.
We would say typically, workers are exposed to the harmful substance or working conditions over a lengthy period of time, thus, having a serious impact on their body and general health.
What Types Of Illnesses Are Industrial Diseases I Can Claim For?
Your employer has a duty of care to you under the Health And Safety At Work Act. This means employers have to provide suitable training on the risks you might face at work, ensure you have enough breaks if you’re doing very repetitive tasks and provide protective equipment where necessary.
Failure to do so is unfortunately quite common and means that many workers develop serious conditions because of their employer’s negligence.
Our expert team of solicitors have successfully claimed compensation in the majority of cases for clients with the following illnesses:
- Damage to hearing, including conditions such as Tinnitus, Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Acoustic Shock Syndrome.
- Repetitive Strain Injuries including Vibration White Finger, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Ulnar Neuropathy.
- Respiratory Problems; for example silcosis or work-related asthma
- Dermatitis caused by chemical poisoning
- Occupational Lung Disease
There are also many other conditions that could be caused by the working environment, so if you believe that your employer or former employer has been negligent towards your health and safety and you have developed a condition you believe to be as a result from this, then contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation on 0113 200 9787.
Do You Have Symptoms Which May Be Connected To Your Working Environment?
Even when the company you worked for is no longer in operation – if we can trace their insurers we can pursue a claim on your behalf.
Either way, if we can prove your employer was negligent, then you may have a claim.
Michael Lewin Solicitors have recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation for people injured as a direct result of their work environment in England and Wales.
Established more than 15 years ago we have a superb reputation for customer service and speed of response.
We have a very friendly team of highly qualified legal advisors who will help you every step of the way.
Our promise to you is we will get you the compensation you deserve; as quickly as possible.
Since we operate on a No-Win-No-Fee basis, you have nothing to lose and potentially everything to gain
Give us a call on 0113 200 9787. Alternatively, please use the claim form at the bottom of the page to get in touch with our team.
Why Make An Industrial Disease Claim?
We have seen and spoken with thousands of clients who now suffer from long-term illnesses or have had their life expectancy shortened because of their working environments. This poor level of protection and standard of health and saftey is not acceptable and leaves many workers with life-changing complications that affect them and their families for years.
Compensation can not only help with treatment for some of these conditions, but also provides victims and their families with justice against their current or former employers. Even if the company you worked for has closed down, you could still make a claim.
We have recovered tens of thousands of pounds for some of our clients, with the average compensation for Industrial disease claims being £5000 for noise induced hearing loss.
Whether you’re suffering from noise induced hearing loss, RSI or contact dermatitis and want to make an industrial disease claim against your employer, we know from our many year’s experience in recovering compensation that you are bound to have questions. If you don’t find the answer to your question in our industrial disease FAQ, then please drop us a message via our contact form below. Our team of specialist solicitors will get back to you as soon as possible with an answer to your query.
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We have many years of personal injury experience, having successfully recovered millions of pounds in compensation for our clients.
We have helped a wide variety of people injured in many different areas of employment obtain as much money as possible for more than a decade.
This wealth of knowledge and experience combined with our unrivalled level of determination to get you what is rightfully yours sets us apart from the rest.
We offer the very highest standard of customer care, whilst being warm, friendly and courteous, and ensure that every step of the claim process is as clear and straightforward as possible.
If you believe you may be suffering from a work related illness/industrial disease and believe that has been caused by the negligence of a former employer or a combination of employers, call us on 0113 200 9787 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our friendly team of legal advisers will be able to tell you within a matter of minutes if you have the right to compensation.
This does vary very much depending on the circumstances, but typically between 12 and 24 months.
Industrial Disease FAQ's
What will I receive?
If you have a claim for Work Related Illness, you will receive 64% of the compensation we obtain on your behalf.
What is Industrial Disease?
An industrial disease is any chronic ailment that occurs as a result of work or occupational activity. In order to receive compensation, this ailment needs to have been caused by your employer or employers due to their negligence regarding your safety.
I worked for my employer 30 years ago and I don’t think the company exists anymore. Can I still claim?
Yes. We have resources that enable us to track down employer liability insurance policies for dissolved companies in the majority of cases.
I have never been diagnosed by my GP as having this condition. Can I still claim?
Yes. As part of our investigations, we will require you to attend a medical examination by an expert in order to assess your injury and place a value on any injury that is diagnosed.
Will I have to fill in lots of paperwork?
Certainly not! We will do most of the paperwork for you, and explain every step of the process in a friendly and easy way to understand.
Will I need to meet you face to face?
Although you are more than welcome to do so, we usually correspond with our clients by telephone and post.
Only in very exceptional circumstances will it be necessary for you to come in to our offices.
Our experts will handle every aspect of your claim and keep you updated on a regular basis.
Will I have to go to Court?
It is very unlikely that you will have to go to Court. Most cases are settled via telephone or written negotiation.
We will do everything we can to avoid unnecessary court appearances.
Will I have to have a medical examination?
Yes. It is necessary to obtain a medical report so that your solicitor can place an accurate value on your injuries. Your medical appointment will be at a convenient time and place close to where you live.
What exactly can I claim for?
You are entitled to make a claim for your personal injury, any loss of earnings, travel and medical expenses, any care required, and any other out of pocket expenses.
Are you able to arrange my treatment?
Yes. We work with a number of rehabilitation providers who are able to assess your needs and arrange the appropriate course of treatment.
These charges will be claimed from your employer’s insurance company, meaning that you are not out of pocket.
What will this cost? How will my claim be funded?
Your claim is likely to be run under a Conditional Fee Agreement which means that we handle your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
I am very pleased with the outcome of my noise induced hearing loss claim. We were kept informed with every aspect in a friendly and professional manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending yourselves to family and friends, or anyone! Thank you most sincerely.
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