Industrial Diseases Compensation Claim in Scarborough
Have you developed an illness or condition that was caused by your work conditions? Even if the exposure which caused the illness occurred a long time ago, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim Scarborough.
What is Industrial Disease?
Industrial disease is the name given to a string of injuries or diseases caused by past or current working conditions. Industrial disease usually occurs from prolonged exposure to hazardous substances and dangerous working conditions.
Types of Industrial Disease
There are wide ranges of industrial disease. The most well-known are asbestos related illness such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. Asbestos exposure is now said to account for about 4,000 UK deaths each year.
There were 2,156 deaths from mesothelioma in 2007 and this figure is expected to rise until 2015. Other industrial diseases/injuries people suffer from include:
- Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis
- Chronic bronchitis and emphysema
- Pulmonary siderosis
- Noise induced hearing loss
- Work-related asthma
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Back injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries
- And many others.
How do I prove my injury or disease is related to my occupation?
Medical evidence from your doctor and other medical experts will verify that your disease/illness is work related.
Is there a time limit to make a claim for Industrial Disease?
There is usually a 3 year time limit to make a personal injury compensation claim. In cases of Industrial Disease this time limit is extended. We understand that some diseases can take a long time to manifest.
However, it’s important that you start your industrial disease compensation claim Scarborough as soon as you become aware that there is a connection between your disease/illness and your previous working conditions.
How to make a claim for Industrial Disease
If you have contacted a disease because of your job, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for further assistance. We can assure you that your claim will be thoroughly investigated and dealt with sensitively.
Our experienced and friendly advisers will ask you questions about your employment to get an accurate account of your work history. You will be assigned a specialist solicitor dedicated to winning your industrial disease compensation claim in Scarborough.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we pride ourselves on standing up for the rights of people injured through work. Esther Rantzen is our patron, and just as she stands up for the rights of consumers, we stand up for the rights of workers.
With our expert guidance, we will ensure that you receive financial justice and recover the compensation you deserve.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 500 for an informal chat or to start your compensation claim in Scarborough. We are available to take your call 24/7.
If you would like a rough idea of how much compensation you may be entitled to, just input some of your details into our 30-second compensation calculator.