If you have suffered an illness at work, you may be entitled to compensation – even if that work was more than three years ago.
Industrial illnesses such as asbestosis, dermatitis, asthma, repetitive strain injury work-related upper limb disorder or vibration whitefinger can all occur if you have been exposed to faulty or absent equipment or inadequate systems and training.
Equally, you may be suffering from an illness such as depression, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or heart problems which can be brought on by stress, discrimination at work, bullying or harassment. This may mean that you have long periods out of work or may not be able to work again.
How our injury lawyers can help
If we discover that your employer failed to provide you with a safe working environment or safeguarded you against a workplace illness, then you may be entitled to compensation. It is also worth knowing that all employers must hold insurance so that they can meet any industrial illness compensation claims that are brought against them.
If you think you may have a valid work related illness claim, our specialist injury lawyers will guide you through the process simply and efficiently and give you all the legal advice and support you need to make your claim. If you’re struggling to live with an industrial illness, receiving some compensation could make your life a whole lot easier.
Asbestosis illness claims
If you suffer from asbestosis, you may be able to claim for compensation for an asbestosis illness, depending on how severe your condition is. Asbestosis is caused when asbestos particles are inhaled, causing the lungs to become inflamed and often comes as a result of coming into contact with asbestos during your work. Clarke Willmott have a dedicated team who deal with industrial disease claims and can help you make an asbestosis claim to cover lost and future earnings and to ensure you receive specialist care.
This is a type of cancer which is mostly caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, usually asbestos. Symptoms can include chest pain, coughing and shortness of breath and it may be decades after exposure before they present themselves. Clarke Willmott have many years of experience dealing with compensation claims for Mesothelioma or other asbestos related illnesses and can ensure you are financially compensated if you are unable to work or need long-term medical care or assistance.
Stress related compensation claims
In today’s busy world, stress is commonplace and can affect anyone but when it is sustained over a long period of time, it can become a major problem and lead to significant health issues such as heart disease and stroke. Stress can develop for many reasons but commonly work-related stress is caused by repetitive work, too much work, blame culture, lack of support, poor working relationships, bullying, racial or sexual harassment, physical danger or poor working conditions.
CWP & pneumoconisis claim
Pneumoconiosis is the umbrella name for the group of lung diseases which include Asbestosis, Silicosis, Welders’ Lung Kaolin Pneumoconiosis and Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis. Historically, these have been common amongst people working in the mining, construction or shipbuilding industries who have been exposed to dusty environments for a long period of time. If you think you may have developed one of these diseases after working in a harmful environment, Clarke Willmott can help by providing friendly and impartial advice for your industrial disease claim.
Silicosis is a rare lung condition which is caused by exposure to certain types of dust mainly found in the mining and pottery industries. If you have been diagnosed with silicosis and think that a previous employer may be at fault, our specialist injury lawyers can handle your silicosis compensation claim and help secure a more comfortable future for you and your family.
White finger claim
If you worked with vibrating power tools or machinery, your employer should have ensured you were provided with advice and information on how to reduce the risk of vibration/white finger injury. If this did not happen and you developed white finger as a result, you may be able to make a white finger claim for compensation. Let Clarke Willmott help and advise you.
Industrial deafness claim
If you suffer from symptoms such as tinnitus, temporary or permanent hearing loss or experience muffled hearing, it may be as a result of noise induced hearing loss or industrial deafness. In extreme cases, exposure to extremely loud noise can cause a perforated ear drum or physical damage to the ear resulting in permanent industrial deafness. If you worked in a noisy environment and your employer did not take adequate steps to protect your hearing, contact Clarke Willmott and find out if you’re entitled to make an industrial illness claims for industrial deafness.
Contact an injury solicitor
To discuss your work related illness compensation claim call us now on 0800 316 8892 or contact us online.