Most of us will contract a disease of some kind at some point in our lives. The word disease is not a pleasant one, but in many cases it may be something mild we end up with. However, while some conditions simply arise for all manner of reasons, others are contracted because of where we work.
This might sound unusual but it is true – the workplace can potentially be dangerous if the employer does not take adequate care to ensure this does not become the case. Workplace disease compensation has been paid out to many people over the years as a result of them contracting some kind of disease through exposure to the situation in the workplace.
What kinds of diseases might present themselves?
Not all of these diseases are fatal or even major in nature. However, even a mild case of asthma caused by exposure to something in the workplace can result in problems with the way you live your life. In the case of something more serious such as mesothelioma, it will shorten your life. Mesothelioma, in case you were not aware, is a form of cancer. It only occurs in people who were exposed to asbestos at some point in the past, often as a result of working somewhere where asbestos fibres were present.
As you can see, all kinds of illnesses and diseases might present themselves if you are unfortunate enough to work somewhere where this could happen. Workplace disease compensation is therefore rightfully paid out in situations where people are exposed to an illness that makes them poorly.
Accident Advice Helpline could help
We have helped many people over the years. Many of them have been made ill by working under conditions where they were not fully protected from the chance of an illness arising. While these situations are rare nowadays, they can still have the potential to happen from time to time.
So if you believe you have contracted a disease because of where you worked, either recently or perhaps longer ago in the case of a condition such as mesothelioma, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you possibly can. One quick phone call to 0800 689 0500 will cost nothing and you can see whether you have a chance to claim a sum in compensation. You might be surprised at the answer in your case.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead