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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Category : Industrial illness claims

    Some interesting work-related illness statistics

    There are many work-related illness statistics you can find online if you know where to look. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) often publishes information relating to such statistics for the public to view. For example, occupational lung disease accounts for around 13,000 deaths per year. This figure also includes cases of cancer that resulted….

    I developed asthma from work, can I claim?

    ContentsHow could I get asthma from work?What workplace allergens might I have been exposed to?I already had asthma but my work is aggravating itMy manager is not taking my asthma at work seriouslyHow to make a claim for an asthma-related illnessApproximately 4.3m adults are currently receiving treatment for asthma in the UK but it you….

    How to make occupational dermatitis claims

    You’ve probably heard of dermatitis and have at least some idea of what it is. However, for some people, this condition occurs as a result of the work they do. In this case, it is known as occupational dermatitis. It is actually one of the most common afflictions a worker can suffer from. According to….

    How to make silicosis claims

    Even if you have never heard of silicosis before, you could probably make an educated guess as to what it is. Silicosis is so-called because it develops as a result of exposure to silica – more properly to crystalline silica dust, which can be easily inhaled into the lungs. It is perhaps not surprising then….

    How to make occupational disease claims

    Anyone can contract a disease during their life. We never know what the future will bring, of course, but few of us ever imagine we would contract a disease from the work we do. Occupational disease claims are fortunately very few and far between, but with that said, there are potential risks associated with some….

    What to do if your job caused your injury

    We don’t all enjoy the work we do, but we can rightfully expect to be safe while we do our jobs. No worker should ever be in any unnecessary danger while working. However, if your job caused your injury, you should consider how and why it happened. The first question to ask is whether or….

    How to make pneumoconiosis claims

    Unless you are unfortunate enough to have been diagnosed with this condition, there is a very real chance you may never have heard of pneumoconiosis before. The first part of that word – pneumo – may lead you to correctly guess it is related to the lungs in some way. And you would be right….

    How to make work-related lung disease claims

    Lung disease can occur in a number of ways, and there are several diseases that might affect this part of the body as well. While we can prevent many lung diseases, this isn’t the case in situations where a condition is contagious. However, in most cases, people who consider making work-related lung disease claims will….

    Legionnaires disease in the workplace and personal injury claim advice

    The Health and Safety Executive has publicised a seminar, taking place in Bradford later this month, about the risks of Legionnaires’ disease in the workplace. Local environmental and health officers will explain the problems caused by legionella bacteria, advise what employers can do to prevent it and how to comply with health and safety law. ….

    How to make occupational asthma claims

    Most of us have heard of asthma and we may even know someone who suffers from this condition. Some people suffer from inflamed airways in certain conditions, and those conditions may cause them some difficulty in breathing. While some cases of asthma develop for other reasons, a small number of people have made occupational asthma….

    Claim for tinnitus?

    Tinnitus, described by people as a ringing, swishing or other noise, typically indicates a serious problem of an underlying condition that affects hearing. In fact, tinnitus is nothing else than a symptom of an ear injury or age-related hearing loss. If you have developed this condition due to a workplace injury, occupational noise exposure, or….

    How to make non-malignant pleural disease claims

    There are many lung diseases that can be contracted or developed by some people. Some of these can be associated with the work done by some individuals, whether this is recent or historical in nature. Non-malignant pleural disease describes a lung disease where the outer lining of one or both lungs is affected by a….

    Identifying occupational asthma

    Occupational asthma is an industrial illness that accounts for a minimum of one in every six cases of adult asthma. Now one of the most commonly experienced occupational diseases affecting the lungs, it is known to affect between 12 and 300 out of every one million workers every year. Actual figures may, however, be substantially….

    Identifying dermatitis

    Dermatitis is the most common form of work-related skin condition, but it can be difficult to diagnose due to the fact that it causes similar symptoms to other skin diseases. Dermatitis is often linked to accidents at work and the working environment and if you have experienced symptoms on a long-term basis, you may be….

    What is tinnitus?

    Derived from the Latin word ‘tinnire’, meaning to ring or tinkle, tinnitus is a term used to describe the perception of sounds when there are no actual external sounds present corresponding to what is heard. Such sounds may be high, medium or low pitched. Some sufferers hear a single sound, while others may perceive a….

    Who’s to blame for my work-related illness?

    The term ‘work-related illness’ can be applied to a range of different illness caused by a situation at work, from back pain to occupational dermatitis. If you’ve become ill due to your work, you might find yourself wondering, “Who’s to blame for my work-related illness?” The answer is usually, “Your employer,” but even if you’re….

    How to make work-related illness claims

    For most of us we only work to be able to support ourselves or our families and pay our bills. We may even treat ourselves to a new car or a holiday courtesy of our pay check. When we go to work we expect to get paid for the work we have done and we….

    Tinnitus advice

    In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of people seeking tinnitus advice from us. As one of the leading personal injury law firms in the UK, we at Accident Advice Helpline always strive to provide factual and relevant information to all our clients. Tinnitus is a type of hearing damage caused….

    What to do if your job made you ill

    How can your job make you poorly? While most workers won’t be made ill by their work, there have been cases where workers have become ill as a result of the work they have done. In some cases, this may mean a physical illness, while in other situations a mental illness could arise, such as….

    Identifying lung diseases

    Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are both lung diseases that fall under the umbrella-term of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. According to NHS statistics, approximately 835,000 Brits were diagnosed with this illness. As it is possible to suffer from COPD without being aware, figures are believed to potentially be much higher than this in reality…..

    How to make respiratory illness claims

    Respiratory illnesses come in many different forms. Some are contagious while others develop as a result of exposure to certain things. Some people have developed a respiratory illness while at work, and it is this type of incident that can reasonably lead to considering the likelihood of making respiratory illness claims for compensation. These illnesses….

    Who’s to blame for my occupational illness?

    There are many illnesses which directly result from our workplaces, and if you have been the victim of an occupational illness, you could make a claim for compensation for your emotional and physical distress. If your quality of life has been affected by ill health but you are unsure exactly who’s to blame for your….

    The consequences of work-related illness

    We hear a lot about people who enjoy the work they do, and others who are perhaps not so lucky. Yet regardless of the job involved and whether you like it or not, the last thing you’d expect would be to fall ill because of it. The consequences of work-related illness can be far-reaching. They….

    Dermatitis claims

    Accident Advice Helpline has been helping members of the public with dermatitis claims since 2000, and during that time we have had a great success rate. If you have suffered contact dermatitis or another form of dermatitis after exposure to hazardous chemicals or other substances, then you may find you’re eligible to make a claim,….

    Industrial illness claims

    Industrial illness claims have fallen dramatically since the introduction of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Today, far fewer people fall ill because of the work they do than was the case several decades ago. As such, the introduction of the Act has changed many lives for the better. With that said, there….

    Claiming compensation for industrial illness

    Is your work making you ill? Regardless of what type of job you do, you should be able to feel safe when you’re at work. Even if your job is inherently dangerous, you should feel confident that your employer has provided you with the relevant safety equipment so that you aren’t at risk of becoming….

    Your employer’s responsibility to prevent you from developing industrial illness

    Your employer’s responsibility to prevent you from developing industrial illness Whilst productivity and efficiency at work is important, your safety should always be of primary importance. Although your employer will want to ensure that you perform well in your job role, they also need to make sure they are providing you with a safe place….

    The cost of claiming for industrial illness

    Are you taking legal action against your employer? If you’ve become ill because of your working conditions and you can prove that your employer is responsible for your deteriorating health, you may be aware that you could make a compensation claim against them. However, even if you’re eligible to take legal action, you may be….

    Treatment for industrial illness

    Illness at work When illness affects your work, it can cause additional stress. You may worry about your performance, your job role and even your job stability. However, in some instances, you may find that your work is actually causing you to become unwell. If you’re forced to work in poor conditions or if your….

    Symptoms of industrial illness

    Is your work making you ill? Even if your employer takes health and safety seriously, there is still a chance that you could be injured at work, or that you could become unwell. Although your employer may not have intentionally flouted their responsibilities, they could still be held liable if they are responsible for your….

    Industrial illness

    Taking action against your employer When people are hurt at work, they often make a compensation claim against their employer. However, people can sometimes become ill because of their working conditions as well and they may start to exhibit symptoms of industrial illness. If you work in a potentially dangerous industry, you may be aware….

    How you could develop an industrial illness

    Have you become ill because of work? Although people tend to associate work-related illnesses with dangerous occupations, you could actually become unwell because of almost any working environment. Unfortunately, most people don’t think about how you could develop an industrial illness until they’ve already become unwell and, in some instances, they don’t always realise that….

    Examples of industrial illness

    Have you developed an industrial illness? If you aren’t aware of the hidden dangers at your workplace, you could be at risk of developing an industrial illness. Although your employer should take steps to prevent anybody from becoming unwell, businesses don’t always do this. If an error occurs or they don’t take their responsibility seriously,….

    Carpal tunnel syndrome claims and how much

    How much compensation will I receive after an accident? If you’ve been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you probably already know that you may be able to make a claim for compensation to help you to cover unexpected expenses, such as travel to medical appointments and prescriptions. What people usually always want….

    How much compensation can you get

    You may be thinking about filing a personal injury compensation claim for a number of reasons: 1 You were injured in an accident that was not your fault in the last three years and you can prove it was the result of another person’s negligence. 2 You were diagnosed with a work-related illness or an….

    Carpal tunnel syndrome claim

    Could you make a carpal tunnel syndrome claim? As our world has become more computerised, repetitive strain injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome have become more commonplace. Approximately one worker in every 50 in the UK has reported an RSI condition at some point, many of whom will have gone on to make a successful carpal tunnel syndrome claim. Definition….

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