If you are looking for a work-related illness definition, here is one to consider: ‘An injury or illness is work related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition’. If you have suffered a workplace illness then you may not have realised that you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation, if your employer is to blame. Whether you work in an office, a warehouse, a shop or even on a building site, your employer is responsible for your health and safety whilst you are at work. So if you become ill or injured, they could be held liable and ordered to pay you compensation.
Does the work-related illness definition apply to my illness?
The work-related illness definition covers almost any illness caused by or exacerbated by your work environment. This doesn’t just have to be a physical illness – it could include things like stress, anxiety or depression, brought on by your job. So if you are being bullied at work and suffering from severe depression, Accident Advice Helpline could help you make a personal injury claim. If you are being forced to work extra hours and skip your rest breaks in a factory due to staff shortages, you might find yourself suffering from stress. We could help you claim compensation within three years of your illness starting.
Why should you choose Accident Advice Helpline?
Whatever sort of work-related illness you’re suffering from, we could help you claim compensation, and we have over 16 years’ experience helping employees claim compensation for illnesses and injuries sustained at work. That’s not all though – we have a network of personal injury lawyers across the UK, so we’re sure to have an occupational injury specialist that can handle your claim. You can call us at any time to get more information about making a claim and to find out if you are eligible to claim compensation.
Just call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Whether you are suffering from a minor occupational illness such as back pain or repetitive strain injury, or a more serious condition such as work-related hearing loss, we are confident we will be able to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. In most cases, you won’t even need to go to court, as we can process the majority of claims in full over the phone, giving you one less thing to worry about.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Health and safety at work