Industrial Accident Compensation

Industrial Accident: The Practical And Legal Steps To Claiming Occupational Injury Compensation

Our step by step guide to the claim’s process for industrial accident, disease or injury. Our articles answer the typical questions that you will have before instructing a specialist solicitor to start your occupational disease claim.

How to use our industrial accident claims process guide

To assist your ease of use – headings are used to group pages under the part of the legal process they describe. At the end of each page we provide a link to the next page we recommend, site visitors industrial accident FAQ’s and a page setting out links to external legal information sites.

You can make use of this website’s solicitor online free help facility at any time – or select a help option in our right sidebar (at the bottom of the article for smart phones).

If you have just had an industrial accident or come to realise you may have an industrial disease – we recommend you follow each heading in order. You will be taken through everything you need to know to make a claim. We start by explaining what you must do immediately following your accident and end setting out how to instruct a specialist solicitor using a no win no fee.

If you are already involved in an industrial injury claim – we suggest you read through each heading below and click on the link that is of most interest. You will be taken to an article that will answer all your questions and tell you what to do next.

Worker Injury In An Industrial Accident
Worker Injury In Industrial Accident

The Immediate Steps Following Your Industrial Accident

Common types of industrial disease

Discover all about the personal injuries which can form part of your industrial disease claim in the UK, including what the most common types of injury are and how they are caused

Practical steps when you suspect you may have an industrial disease

Find out why it may take some time before you realise you are suffering an industrial disease, the practical steps you should take as soon as you become aware of your disease to ensure you receive the correct medical treatment and your disease is properly recorded by your employer – so you can make an industrial injury claim for compensation.

Employer records that help prove your industrial accident claim

This page reveals why your employer must keep records of your industrial injury. Why there can be a delay before your employer makes the records, the effect any delay can have on your compensation claim and which records you can use to prove how your accident happened. Information which is essential to support an industrial accident claim.

Showing Your Employer Is Responsible In The Eyes Of The Law

We set out a number of different types of condition and what is necessary prove employer liability for each.

Asbestos Exposure At Work Claims

Find out what asbestos is, the special properties asbestos has that caused it to be used throughout the UK, the different types of disease each type of asbestos mineral can cause, health and safety at work and the types of job that would give rise to a claim for compensation.

Asbestos Survey

What is an asbestos survey? Find out the precautions your employer should take if your work environment is known or believed to contain asbestos.

Dust On The Lungs Respiratory Disease Claims

The dangers to your health of inhaling dust at work should not be underestimated. In this article we set out the respiratory industrial diseases that you can develop from breathing in dust at work, creating dust on the lungs, including scarring of your lungs, fibrosis and pneumoconiosis.

Hazardous Substances At Work Claim

Discover a simple guide to the laws in the United Kingdom used to determine your employer’s legal responsibility for illness from exposure to hazardous substances at work. Find out the importance of your employer’s state of knowledge of how dangerous a material is as well as how to make a claim against more than one past employer.

Mesothelioma Compensation Claim

How to claim compensation for mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases for exposure to asbestos fibres in the UK workplace – even if you are now living abroad.

Repetitive Strain Injury

Find out what a repetitive strain injury is, how to show your employer is legally responsible for your compensation claim and the steps your employer may take to attempt to avoid responsibility for your claim.

Industrial Deafness Claim

Industrial deafness revealed – what it is, how it is caused and the and how to show your employer is legally responsible for your UK industrial deafness claim for compensation.

Noise Induced Hearing Loss Audiogram

Find out about the audiogram and other medical evidence your solicitor will need to prove you are suffering from hearing damage due to exposure to noise at work.

Dermatitis and Other Industrial Injury Claims

Discover how to show your employer is legally responsible for your UK industrial disease claim, including: industrial dermatitis, industrial asthma, vibration white finger and occupational stress.

Tinnitus Claim

Find out what causes tinnitus in the workplace, why it is related to occupational hearing loss and how to claim from a former or current employer for noise exposure.

Miners Injury Compensation

Find out how to claim compensation for the most common types of injury suffered by miners in the UK, the time periods to claim compensation and how much compensation you can claim.

Starting Your Industrial Injury Claim

Employers liability insurance

How your solicitor can trace your employer’s liability insurance details, so as to commence a claim and ensure that you will recover compensation if you win your work injury claim even when you exposure took place many years ago and your former employer is no longer in business.

How to start an industrial injury claim

Find out how to start a compensation claim for industrial injury, which employer to make your claim against, the various national compensation schemes for UK disease claims and how long there is to start your claim before it is too late.

Industrial deafness claim time limit

Find out why you can only claim for exposure to excessive noise in the workplace as from 1963; how the requisite noise level threshold has dropped from 90DB to 80DB and how to calculate when your three years statutory limitation period starts to run from date of knowledge of noise induced hearing loss.

Pre-Action Protocol for low value claims

Find out when your solicitor should follow the personal injury pre-action protocol to commence your compensation claim – with important exceptions for multi-defendant and mesothelioma claims.

Symptoms of asthma at work

Find out the occupational asthma symptoms you are likely to suffer from due to inhaling air borne irritants at work, when you are likely to first experience the symptoms and how long you have to start a compensation claim.

How Much Industrial Injury Compensation You Can Claim

Industrial injury compensation

Discover all about the insurance your employer must have in place to meet your industrial injury compensation claim.

Asbestos compensation

On this page you will learn how your UK accident lawyer calculates the amount of money your asbestos compensation is worth – examples are given of how much UK compensation you can expect to receive for lung disease caused by asbestos inhalation including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Industrial deafness

Click here to find out how your UK accident lawyer calculates the amount of money your industrial injury claim is worth – examples are given of how much you can expect to receive for an industrial deafness and a repetitive strain injury in the UK workplace.


Find out how the amount of Repetitive Strain Injury Compensation you can expect to receive is calculated together with examples of how much compensation.

Choosing And Funding A Lawyer To Start Your Claim

Personal injury lawyer

Discover what a specialist personal injury lawyer actually is, how to check a lawyer’s level of expertise and the things you should be careful of before signing an agreement.

No win no fee

Click on this link to find out about the legal costs involved in making an industrial accident compensation claim, where to look for insurance policies that you may already have in place to meet these costs and ways of funding them when you have no insurance – including no win no fee agreements.

Industrial Accident Claims Summary

Our article has guided you through the complete process of making an industrial injury claim, from the initial steps you should take immediately following your accident to funding an industrial accident lawyer.

We recommend you see our industrial disease claim article – to find out about the different types of injury which can form part of your occupational injury compensation.

Specialist Solicitor Free Help

Deciding what to do if you suspect you have a claim for industrial accident or disease can be confusing.

We offer a number of specialist solicitor free help options – providing online and telephone help and assistance.