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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 it’s connected to their job.

How you could develop an industrial illness

An industrial illness could occur in many instances, although some are rarer than others. Working with toxic chemicals, for example, could put you at risk of chemical burns or respiratory conditions. Although this is a very real risk, it is only likely to affect people who work in specific job roles and shouldn’t be an issue if proper safety precautions are taken.

However, if you work in an office environment and develop a cough, you may not associate it with work at first. If the problem is on-going and doesn’t have an obvious cause, it is worth considering your working conditions.

If your office has air conditioning, for example, and it isn’t maintained or cleaned regularly, it may cause people to become unwell.

Alternatively, you may find that a potential safe working environment has become dangerous because your employer has failed to implement appropriate health and safety procedures. If this is the case, they could certainly be held responsible if anyone becomes ill or injured.

If you’re aware of how you could develop an industrial illness because you’ve become unwell, why not explore the possibility of making a compensation claim?

Taking legal action

Making a personal injury compensation claim could be much easier than you think, particularly if you choose to work with Accident Advice Helpline. We have over 15 years’ experience and our in-house team of solicitors regularly handle work-related illness claims.

In order to successfully obtain compensation, you’ll need to have received medical treatment for your illness and you will need to be able to prove that it was caused by your employer. If you’re concerned that this will be difficult, we can help.

In fact, we can provide all the assistance you need when it comes to presenting evidence relating to your claim. If you’d like to find out more, contact our personal injury team today.

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