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    Industrial disease compensation claim


    One of the claims that people don’t often think about when it comes to personal injury is the industrial disease compensation claim. However, there has been a rise on this kind of claim, particularly when it comes to mesothelioma. If you believe that you might be able to make a claim for industrial disease, below are some useful facts about the claim and the process.

    Industrial disease compensation claim eligibility

    If you’ve become ill because of your occupation, it may be that you’re eligible to make this kind of claim. If the illness you have is because of the job that you do, you are eligible to recoup some of the wages that you have lost through taking time off or having to leave your profession. You should track everything that the illness has cost you, because it’s all going to be relevant once your claims process is begun.

    Income lost: A part of your industrial disease claim

    The very first thing to think about is the income that’s been lost by you in the past and in the future because of the illness. This might include your pension loss if you have lost many years on the job too. If you have a lot less job prospects due to the illness, it might also be possible to get a settlement to cover that too. Additionally, anything else related to your illness like your life quality might also be considered when you are filing. The final result will be your financial protection if you have a job that made you sick enough that you had to stop working.

    Illness cause is important in an industrial disease claim

    That illness you’re suffering from might have come from a lot of different sources, which includes asbestos. If you had asbestos exposure, this can cause lung damage that is irreversible and it might result in cancer like mesothelioma. Another thing that you might have been exposed to while working is dangerous chemicals, which also could lead to health problems. If the contact from those chemicals breached the regulations of COSHH, you’re going to have a case.

    Even though this technically isn’t related to industrial diseases, you might have a case if you’d used equipment during your job and it had a repetitive nature that caused issues such as disorders in your upper limbs.

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    One of the important things that you should do when you have an industrial disease claim is to find someone who can represent you and be sure that you are getting what you deserve in way of compensation. We at Accident Advice Helpline are here whenever you need us and we can find you the right solicitor to help you with your case. Call our number and we can find the right person to represent your case and to get you the money that you deserve.

    Date Published: 15th October 2012

    Author: David Brown

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