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Industrial disease is a form of illness developed after long term, repeated exposure to machinery, environment or materials. It is defined as an illness more commonly seen in a type, or group, of workers undertaking repetitive tasks, exposed to dangerous chemicals or made to carry out repetitive tasks.

Examples of industrial disease can include workers on a construction site finding that their eyes have become irritated through prolonged use of mixing powder or a repetitive strain injury (RSI) caused by repetitive movements with machinery. Industrial disease also includes those who suffer hearing loss due to loud noises in the workplace.

If you believe that you are the victim of an industrial disease, the best thing to do is to call us for a free, no obligation industrial disease claim assessment.

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Sam Harris, partner at Freeman Harris

With over 20 years’ experience in personal injury law I am well placed to head up our specialist department in this field. I have worked for both insurance companies and on private cases.

Choy Chan With over 10 years experience in dealing with Personal Injury claims, I am well versed in assisting you. I have worked for both insurance companies and on private cases.
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Common Industrial Accident Questions

I am not sure my injury is a result of industrial disease. What is the difference between making a claim for industrial disease and making a claim for persoanl injury in the work place?

A claim for industrial disease is usually a claim for a type of affliction that affects other people in the same type of the work as you. For example, if it can be proved that other coalminers have lung problems, it can be classified as industrial disease. This is different from slipping in the kitchen of an office due to water on the floor, or a box falling on your head due to its being precariously balance on a high shelf. However, you may be eligible for compensation regardless of whether it’s classified as industrial disease or personal injury.

My employer made sure I had adequate time off machinery/working with materials, and has fully trained and protected, but I have still become affected over time. Can I still make a claim?

You may still be eligible for compensation. It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure the health of his/her employees. If this has not been done and you have suffered as a result, call us now to find out if you have a claim.

Will I lose my job if I make a claim?

No. While you may have concerns that you will anger your employer by making a claim against them, he or she will have insurance that covers work accidents. All your compensation will awarded from their insurance company and not them personally, therefore there should be no problem with your employer.

What compensation will I recieve?

The aim of winning an industrial disease claim is to put you back in the position you were in before the accident occurred. You will usually receive a lump sum in additional to any medical costs, transport costs (such as to and from the hospital) and loss of earnings due to any time off work that you may have incurred during the recovery period.

How much you will charge me if I lose?

Nothing! If you choose us to act for you in your claim, and we agree to do it under a conditional fee agreement or No Win No Fee we will not charge you a penny if you lose. So you’ve nothing to lose by calling us now!

How long will it take?

As each claim is different, it is impossible to say until we’ve assessed your claim. Once we have done this we may be able to give you an estimate of how long it will take.

What happens if I lose?

While you may have suffered physically, we will make sure you don’t suffer financially. If your claim is not successful, we won’t charge you a penny.

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