industrial disease claims guide

Industrial Disease: Solicitor sets out the claims process for occupational injury

We set out the process of claiming compensation for the most common types of industrial disease; the amounts of compensation you can claim for each; how to prove an employer’s legal liability for specific types of occupational injury with access to our solicitor free online / telephone legal help.

What is the process for claiming compensation for industrial disease?

Industrial disease and occupational injury will typically involve exposure in the workplace over an extended period of time to some harmful substance, work practice or noise level.

Industrial disease may take the form of lung problems (such as mesothelioma, silicosis, black lung); hearing disorders (such as industrial deafness, tinnitus); skin problems (such as contact dermatitis) or hand arm disorders (such as vibration white finger, hand arm vibration or repetitive strain injury), etc.

Although it is true to say that a compensation claim for each type of industrial disease will have some unique aspects to it – it is also true to say that the procedure for claiming for each has some similarities.

See our industrial accident claim process article for a description of all the articles we have written explaining how to claim compensation for industrial disease in the UK.

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Do unique aspects exist to claiming compensation for certain class of worker and type of industrial disease?

“Yes” – there are unique aspects for certain class of workers, such as miners, and to certain types of occupational disease claims.

Industrial disease claims are inherently complex and you will require the assistance of a specialist solicitor to make your claim, but I have written pages relating to some of the most common types of work related disease and class of workers.

We are constantly adding to these pages and if you cannot find details on the particular disorder you suffer from – we will gladly answer any questions either online or in a telephone conversation.

Some of the specific class of workers and industrial disease claims include:

Miners Injury Compensation

Miners in the UK were exposed to hazardous conditions both in the pits and as surface workers. See our miners’ injury compensation article to find out how to claim compensation for all manner of occupational disease suffered by miners – from coal workers black lung to vibration white finger.

Asbestos Exposure Compensation

See our asbestos claims guide – for a description of our articles relating to claiming compensation for asbestos exposure with an average compensation payout calculator for each type of asbestos-related condition.

Hazardous Substances

In our hazardous substances at work article we set out when an employer is deemed to have knowledge of the dangers of certain materials and when you will be able to claim compensation if your suffer illness from workplace exposure.

Industrial Dermatitis

Occupational dermatitis can develop from constant exposure to a hazardous substance or even a single exposure to extremely hazardous substance. Find out how to show your employer is legally responsible for any industrial disease skin condition you may develop.

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Occupational hearing loss is typically developed from exposure to constant loud noise over long periods of time. In our industrial deafness article we set out how to show your employer is responsible for causing your hearing loss.

Repetitive Strain Injury

RSI is a condition which develops from repetitive continuous small movements with your hands in the workplace. In our repetitive strain injury article – we explain how to show your employer is at fault for your RSI condition.

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for industrial disease and other types of injuries will depend on the part of your body affected, the severity and duration of your symptoms.

See our compensation payout amounts article explaining the amounts of UK compensation you can claim for all manner of injury.

Is there any other information our website has to offer in relation to industrial disease claims?

“Yes” – there are a number of ways in which you will find further assistance from our website, including:

Click industrial accident compensation to find links to all the pages we have written answering client’s and site visitor’s occupational injury FAQ’s.

Click occupational injury blogs to see the blogs we have written setting out occupational disease topics of interest.

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