Find out how to claim for occupational asthma caused from working in a metal works being exposed to chrome oxide dust and Kemet fumes. Solicitor explains how to prove liability, how to claim despite exposure taking place many years earlier and metal works former employer no longer being in business. Metal Works Worker Asthma Compensation […]
Industrial Disease Compensation Solicitor Blog
Industrial disease (also known as occupational injury) relates to workers’ claims for conditions developed from exposure to hazardous work environments over long time periods
Such claims usually involve a number of different past employers (who may no longer be in business) with symptoms appearing many years after having finished the hazardous work.
Typical types of industrial disease, include lung related conditions from dust exposure, hearing damage claims and vibration related conditions. The criteria a solicitor relies on for making a claim for each disease is assessed in different ways.
In this blog – you will find helpful tips in making a claim and answers to typical questions asked by site visitors affected by industrial injury.
TIP Our industrial injury claims process guides set out the step by step process to making the most common types of occupational injury claims.
Find out when a widow can claim for the death of her husband from coal dust exposure from past employment working as a miner. Coal dust related death question My husband died 5 years ago. In the inquest I was told that he had coal dust in his lungs causing an industrial lung disease which […]
UK Industrial injury solicitor explains how long you have to claim for vibration white finger caused from exposure to vibrating machinery in the workplace such as on building and construction sites and how the TUPE regulations protect you when your former employer is no longer in business Construction worker industrial VWF victim question I worked […]
UK industrial disease solicitor explains how to claim compensation if you have used vibrating machinery such as a jigger pick, floor bolter, whizzer which did not have appropriate anti vibration protectors. Hand arm vibration syndrome victim question I worked in Salford, Greater Manchester doing a task called dinting, which required the use of vibration machinery […]
What is the cause of brown lung disease and can compensation be claimed for exposure to textile cotton dust in the workplace? “Brown lung” disease is a specific type of industrial disease which textile factory workers suffer from. It is caused by fibrosis or scarring to the lungs from exposure to textile dust or cotton […]
Find out how noise in a foundry such as metal stamping machine or press machine can cause hearing loss and a permanent ringing in the ears known as tinnitus and lead to workers claiming compensation Industrial deafness at work victim question I worked in a foundry first in Leeds and later in Sheffield for approximately […]
UK industrial disease solicitor sets out how the use of vibrating machinery such as rock drill, jackhammer, air powered tools and other compressor tools on a construction site can cause vibration white finger and lead to a compensation claim against your employer or former employer Industrial vibration white finger victim question I worked for many […]
Find out when irritants in the air at work leading to breathing difficulties can give rise to a claim for occupational asthma compensation Worker asthma victim question I work in a factory based in Oldham in the North West of England. Most of the day I am exposed to dust and other vapours in the […]
Can You Still Claim VWF Compensation For Exposure To Vibrating Tools Many Years Ago? You might be surprised to learn that employees who have developed vibration white finger are quite likely to still be entitled to claim compensation from an employer or former employer – even if exposure to vibrating tools took place many years […]
Noise induced hearing loss solicitor sets out how to claim compensation if you have worked for United Utilities in water plants exposed to excessive noise from machinery such as emergency diesel generators, pneumatic drills, pumping station machinery and chlorination plant machinery Industrial Deafness Victim Question I worked in the water industry for 10 years in […]