Industrial Disease ClaimsNo Win No Fee
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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Common Claim Questions
I’m 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 personal injury in the workplace?
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 I was fully trained and protected, but I’ve 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.
What documents and evidence do I need to make a personal injury claim?
There are quite a few pieces of evidence that your solicitor will need to see in order to assess your case. The more documents and evidence you bring, the easier it will be to assess your case quickly and efficiently. This is a quick list of the documents that are normally needed.
- Copies of any insurance policies you might have.
- A written statement containing details about the date of the accident and where and how it happened. If there are any, include any previous accidents that might have happened in a similar manner,
- Any medical notes about your injuries will be very helpful.
- Photographs of your injuries and photographs of what caused the injury.
- Any written reports from where the accident took place. These can be health and safety records, or police records if the police had to attend.
- Any documents from witnesses, along with their contact details.
- Tell us whether you are a member of a trade union, as you may be entitled to reduced-cost legal representation.
- Proof of your loss of earnings. These can be out-of-pocket costs like buying painkillers or paying for medical treatment or loss of earnings due to having to take time off work. For this, you should bring relevant receipts and your normal payslips or invoices.
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 receive?
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.
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