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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."

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    How to claim industrial illness compensation

    Contracting any kind of illness can be a tough experience. However, in some cases the illnesses that are contracted are not easy – or even possible – to get over. Industrial illnesses are those that are contracted in the workplace, often through negligence where the employer has failed to protect those who are working for them.

    The most common example of industrial illness you may have heard of is that of mesothelioma. This can be contracted by people who have worked in close contact with asbestos. Years ago people were not aware of the danger of asbestos and it was used in many different applications. However it is now known that you can develop mesothelioma, a form of cancer with no cure, years after the original exposure.

    What about other examples of industrial illnesses?

    Other illnesses can also be developed as a direct result of working somewhere where appropriate precautions have not been taken. Asthma is a breathing condition that might be developed by someone who did not have proper breathing equipment to prevent them from inhaling potentially-harmful substances. Respiratory diseases tend to crop up quite frequently in cases where people look to see if they can claim industrial illness compensation.

    If you have developed an illness as a result of working in a particular job, you should consider whether you might have an opportunity to seek industrial illness compensation. Since such cases can be complex, it is usually best to seek proper legal advice before proceeding. In the case of mesothelioma, cases can date back many years to the time of the original exposure. As such, the usual three-year deadline does not apply in this case.

    Take advantage of expert advice today

    The best course of action is to find a professional lawyer who has extensive experience in dealing with illness compensation cases. They will have the depth of experience you will need to help you determine whether you could actually win any compensation at all. They could help you prove negligence was the reason behind your industrial illness.

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    If you have a chance, make sure you call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you possibly can. The sooner you get in touch on 0800 689 0500, the sooner the answers will become clear to you. With the chance to be compensated for any illness you incurred it is worth making that call right now.

    Date Published: September 17, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Industrial injury claim

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