An industrial disease is a disease, or condition, that people are diagnosed as suffering from which has resulted from exposure to certain conditions or substances during the course of their work duties.
If you think you might be suffering from an industrial disease you can contact expert legal representation in Herefordshire, to find out if you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Examples of Industrial Diseases
Types of industrial disease might include:-
- Vibration white finger
- Hearing loss
If you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions and think it might have occurred as a result of your employment, and you think your employer might be liable, you should get in touch with expert legal representation in Herefordshire today to find out if you could make a claim.
Alternatively, you can always go online and take the 30 second test from Accident Advice Helpline. Not only will this tell you whether you have a case to make, but it will also give you a good idea of how much your claim might be worth should expert legal representation in Herefordshire be able to win the case for you.
Cases your expert legal representation in Herefordshire can help with
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, our fully qualified and experienced injury lawyers work on a wide variety of cases each year. Some of our lawyers even specialise in industrial disease cases, which means you can be confident that you are getting the very best advice and legal representation that is available.
With Accident Advice Helpline, your expert legal representation in Herefordshire can help with every type of industrial disease case. For example, one case we recently won for a client involved industrial deafness.
Mr P worked in an exceptionally noisy environment on a daily basis. His employer offered him no protection from the noise, and the only respite he had was a short lunch break in the middle of the day. He was not provided with any information about the potential risks associated with working in such an environment.
When he noticed that his hearing was deteriorating he made an appointment with his GP who ran various tests, and established that his hearing had been adversely affected. The GP was under the impression it could be as a result of his job, and Mr P therefore decided to speak to a Accident Advice Helpline, to find out if he was entitled to make a claim.
Mr P’s expert legal representation in Herefordshire referred him for an independent medical assessment. The medical expert took details of the nature of his work and looked through his medical records. This established that his condition was consistent with the level of exposure he had received. It was concluded that the work environment had caused his hearing loss.
Mr P’s injury lawyer suggested that the employer should have provided Mr P with personal protection equipment in the form of ear plugs, or head gear to ensure that he was suitably protected from the loud noise. Failure to do this meant Mr P was put at risk by his employer.
Date Published: 5th December 2013
Author: David Brown