Spotlight on… Purbeck no win no fee* claims for industrial health cases
People claim compensation for many reasons and for many injuries, but one that we also deal with, are cases involving industrial diseases. There are diseases which the government has listed as industrial diseases and if you have been diagnosed as suffering from one of them then you could have a case for compensation.
Not sure if your disease is linked to work? Find out more by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
The difference in Purbeck no win no fee* claims for industrial diseases
The main difference concerns how time is applied to your case. In the majority of cases, the clock starts ticking from the moment you have your accident and you have three years in which to claim compensation.
But, Purbeck no win no fee* claims for compensation for industrial diseases are slightly different. Men and women worked in a variety of industries without adequate protection – even though employers knew that their employees needed protection by using the right work wear and implementing measures on equipment and machinery.
However, the diseases that many of these men and women are now suffering from took years for their illnesses to incubate. And so, the deadline begins from the time that it could be reasonably assumed that you knew your disease was linked to work. For some Purbeck no win no fee* claims for compensation, this will be from the moment that you were told you had the disease.
What is the same with these cases?
The other two aspects of these kinds of compensation cases that are the same:
- People with industrial diseases are considered not at fault as they were unaware that they were working in conditions that would cause problems for them in the long run. If you had known that wearing a mask would prevent noxious spores and dust from entering your lungs, you would have been likely to wear it.
- You also need to have had your disease ‘officially’ diagnosed by a doctor, which for many people suffering from these diseases is something they would be unable to avoid; many of the Purbeck no win no fee* claims made are by people who are extremely ill.
Are you next of kin?
Unfortunately, the sad fact is that some of these industrial diseases are fatal for the sufferer. Some people, on discovering they have a disease, can become ill very quickly, leaving their next of kin in a difficult place, emotionally and financially.
If you are the next of kin, you may be able to make a claim for compensation for industrial disease.