Industrial diseases can be contracted in workplaces that have one or more harmful substances present. For example perhaps the most familiar example of this will be people who claim compensation after contracting mesothelioma, a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. However, there are many other things that could potentially happen that cause people to fall ill because they came into contact with something harmful.
Illnesses and diseases that are caused by doing a particular job can be very difficult to come to terms with. Furthermore they can potentially be life-threatening and in some cases shorten the lives of those who are affected. In other cases they may create illnesses that make life harder to live in some respects.
Examples of industrial diseases
We have already mentioned mesothelioma, but this is just one of several diseases that can end up being experienced in the workplace. We should take this opportunity to point out that diseases caused by conditions in the workplace are rare, mostly thanks to the diligence of hard-working employers. Most employers will take every precaution to ensure they are able to provide a safe working environment. However when this does not occur, there is a greater chance of one or more individuals being affected by an industrial disease.
A disease could refer to certain conditions too, not just to an illness as we would normally understand it. For example, conditions such as vibration white finger, noise-induced hearing loss and industrial deafness could also come under this heading. As you can see, these conditions often lead to problems within everyday life for those affected. It is a good reason why people should claim industrial diseases compensation if they have the chance.
Could you be among those who successfully claim industrial diseases compensation?
The best way to find out is by going to a professional injury compensation lawyer. If you can do this you will have a chance to make a no win, no fee* compensation claim with the hope of receiving a payout.
To learn more, why not call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500? By calling us you can speak to someone in our team and we can take things from there. With years of experience to back up our service, we are sure we could help you if you have good evidence that negligence led to your industrial disease.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead