There are many reasons why people end up doing the jobs they do. However, whether they enjoy those roles or not, they all have a right to work in complete safety, without worrying about the consequences of industrial illness.
Health and safety laws have made all workplaces far safer than they were in years gone by. However, while accidents and injuries at work are now far rarer than they used to be, there are still cases where things can go wrong. This applies equally to industrial illnesses.
What are industrial illnesses?
Industrial illnesses may crop up in many ways. One of the most familiar to many people will be mesothelioma – an illness caused by previous exposure to asbestos. Other diseases may include asbestosis, industrial deafness, dermatitis and lung diseases including occupational asthma or bronchitis.
While some of these illnesses can occur in other ways, some are caused through the working conditions people are exposed to. While dangers can potentially occur in a wide variety of jobs, they are usually made safe through the use of risk assessments. These identify the possible dangers and enable the employer to take steps to ensure workers are not exposed to the potential risks. This might include issuing personal protective equipment to prevent illnesses developing in the first place.
What should you do if you are already ill?
The consequences of industrial illness could be only too clear to you if you have suffered an illness already. If there is evidence the illness occurred because of the work you do, you have a chance to find out if you could claim any compensation. Why not see if this could be the case?
The best way to do this is to call 0800 689 0500 now. You’ll notice this is a free number, and it will put you through to the Accident Advice Helpline team. Alternatively, if you’d prefer, you can try our 30-second test on our website, which allows you to see whether a compensation claim might be warranted in your situation. Our advisors are on hand to help you with no-obligation advice, so there is literally nothing to lose by calling us and finding out more information today. A no win, no fee case could be a possibility for you, and if so, you could take a step closer to making such a claim today if you call us now.
Date Published: May 9, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead