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    Esther Rantzen

    Some work-related illness examples for reference


    Are you wondering if you have suffered from a work-induced illness? Sometimes it can be hard to know whether the condition or illness you are suffering from is classed as a work-related illness. Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience helping members of the public claim compensation for all kinds of illnesses and injuries sustained at work – and you would be surprised just how many workplace accidents and illnesses we handle claims for every year. We’ve gathered together a few work-related illness examples, to help guide you on your way towards making a personal injury claim. If you think you may be eligible to make a claim then please get in touch with us as soon as possible after your accident.

    Here are some work-related illness examples

    Did you know that stress is considered a work-related illness? Other work-related illness examples could include:

    • Work-related hearing loss – If you work in a noisy environment, for example a factory with very loud machinery, then your employer needs to provide you with PPE such as ear defenders, to ensure that your hearing is protected. If they fail to do so, then you could make a claim for occupational deafness compensation.
    • Repetitive strain injury – Working in a repetitive job, such as packing goods in a factory, or typing, for example, could lead to a repetitive strain injury if you don’t get to take regular breaks. Your employer could be held liable and ordered to pay you compensation, if this has happened to you.
    • Occupational asthma – Exposure to hazardous substances and fumes at work could cause occupational asthma or make existing asthma worse. Your employer needs to ensure that your workplace is well ventilated and that if there are hazardous fumes, you are provided with PPE to reduce your risk of developing asthma or other breathing difficulties.

    How much compensation can you get for workplace illness?

    The amount of compensation you could claim for workplace illnesses can vary hugely, depending on the type of illness and its impact on your life. For example, industrial deafness can affect the rest of your life, as you may be left with permanent hearing loss or suffering from tinnitus. Other occupational illnesses such as stress will probably improve over time, and have less of an impact on your well-being overall, so generally you can expect to receive a smaller personal injury settlement. To find out how much you could claim, take the 30-second test on our website, then call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: April 10, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

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