Making a claim for industrial diseases
Industrial diseases and illnesses affect people all over the United Kingdom, typically as a result of exposure to dangerous materials and poor working conditions in the course of their work. Industrial diseases covers a wide range of different illnesses, which depend on the type of environment you may work in, the conditions you face while working, the substances that you come into contact with while working, and so on. Industrial illnesses include:
- Respiratory diseases, including asthma
- Noise-related illness
- Illness caused by chemical fumes
- Dust-related illnesses
- Asbestos illnesses
- Cancer and mesothelioma
- As well as many more.
Your employer has an obligation by law to ensure that the workplace is as safe as possible to work in, in accordance with U.K. law. This means that they must take every reasonable precaution to ensure that you and other employees can work as safely as possible. When an employer neglects this, and the health and safety of their employees is negatively impacted as a result, they have breached their duty of care towards their workers – meaning it is possible for a worker to make a claim against them
If you are successful in winning your claim, you can gain compensation for the injuries you suffered, as well as for the negative costs and expenses you incurred as a result of your industrial disease or illness. In most cases, claims must be begun within three years of being injured – but in the case of industrial disease, where this may be difficult to establish, you have three years from the date of your diagnosis.
Accident Advice Helpline, a personal injury firm working nationwide across the United Kingdom, can help you make a claim for compensation if you’ve suffered due to industrial disease.
Get expert help for your claim today with Accident Advice Helpline
With over a decade of experience and success in helping accident victims claim compensation, Accident Advice Helpline has everything you need to make a successful claim for industrial disease caused by the negligence of an employer. Our in-house lawyers will help you at every stage of the claims process, offering their advice, support and representation and making sure you get the maximum amount of compensation available to you.
Our firm comes recommended and endorsed by the consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen, so you can be confident in our commitment to seeing justice done and helping our clients with a high degree of professionalism and with confidentiality, respect and empathy.
You can phone Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 free from a landline telephone, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We’re waiting to hear from you.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown