Industrial Disease Claims

Have you been diagnosed with an industrial disease? Contact our team of experts for a no obligation discussion about compensation.

We work with a wide variety of industrial disease claims, including:

What Is ‘Industrial Disease’?

What is Industrial Disease?

Understanding Industrial Disease and How to Claim Compensation for Work-Related Illnesses

In legal terms, an “industrial disease” is almost any illness or condition caused by your employment. These illnesses develop due to exposure to harmful substances or hazardous conditions in the workplace over time. While some health issues may naturally occur as part of the job, employers have a legal duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their employees. If your employer failed in this duty, you could be eligible to make a claim for industrial disease compensation.

Common Types of Industrial Disease

Asbestos-related diseases: Conditions such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis caused by exposure to asbestos fibers.

Hearing loss: Damage to hearing from prolonged exposure to loud noises.

Repetitive strain injury (RSI): Injuries caused by repetitive movements or overuse of certain body parts.

Respiratory diseases: Conditions like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to inhaling harmful dust, chemicals, or fumes.

Skin diseases: Dermatitis or eczema caused by contact with irritants or allergens at work.

What if the Company No Longer Exists?

Many industrial disease claims are related to exposures that happened long ago, and it is common for the responsible companies to have since closed down. This is not an issue for your claim. We make the claim against the company’s insurers, ensuring that the current state of the employer does not affect your ability to seek compensation.

Claiming for Illness or Disease Caused by Employment

If you believe your illness or condition is work-related, it is crucial to seek legal advice promptly. Our team at Baker & Coleman Solicitors specialises in industrial disease claims and will guide you through the process, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your case and learn how we can help.

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