Industrial disease claims arise from injuries and illness occurring over a period of time following exposure to harmful materials, or substances or defective work practices.
Every year there are thousands of workers who suffer from industrial diseases, which result in long term injury, illness or disability.
Your employer is under a duty to protect you from hazardous substances and hazardous situations whilst you are in work to minimise the risk of developing and industrial disease or illness. There are many regulations setting out the steps employers should be taking, including providing suitable protective equipment where necessary.
At Howe+Co Solicitors, we have a specialist team of Industrial disease lawyers experienced in handling all types of industrial disease/illness claims. Please click on any of the links below for more information on each individual disease/illness including:
- Industrial Deafness/Noise Induced Hearing Loss.
- Vibration White Finger
- Asbestos Related Illness, including Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Asbestosis
- Occupational Asthma
- Repetitive Strain Injury
It is important in these cases to seek legal advice promptly. In most cases claims should be made within three years of when you knew or ought to have known you were suffering from a work related illness.
Our specialist lawyers can advise you about obtaining compensation for industrial disease claims.
We provide free initial advise and pursue claims on a no win, no fee basis.
To speak to one of the team please feel free to call 0800 150 7070, or complete our online form and someone from the team will contact you within 24 hours.