Industrial Diseases

Not all injuries caused at work are the result of a one-off incident.  Employees can develop illnesses over a period of time.  Sometimes the symptoms do not come to light for a considerable number of years and after the employee has stopped working.

An employer is responsible for the health and safety of its employees.  If you suffer from a work related disease you may be able to make a claim. 

What our industrial disease solicitors do

Our lawyers can advise individuals suffering from a wide range of work-related diseases including by way of example:

  • Asbestos related diseases
  • Mesothelioma 
  • Lung cancer
  • Asbestosis
  • Pleural thickening
  • Work-related upper limb disorder (WRULD)
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL)
  • Hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

How our industrial disease solicitors work

Our industrial disease specialists can support you through your entire claim, from initial investigation, submitting the claim to issuing proceedings and, if necessary, a trial.

The legal process will typically involve the following steps and your case will be reviewed at each stage:

  • Initial investigation
  • Obtaining  all medical records
  • Obtaining Personnel & Occupation Health files
  • Obtaining medical evidence/report
  • Letter of claim
  • Liability response
  • Issue of proceedings 

Time limits for making a claim

This is called limitation. Claims have to be brought within three years either of the date you first became aware of the industrial disease. If the injured person is a child then this date is three years from their 21st birthday. There are other time limits which may apply and we can advise you of these if applicable.

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