What exactly is an industrial disease and how can Compensation Claims Today help you get the compensation you deserve?
An industrial disease is a term used for work related illness or injuries. Employers have a duty to ensure that their employees are safe from injury and illness whilst at work. If the job you do has caused you harm and if it can be proven that there is a link between the environment you work in and your industrial disease or injury, then you may be able to make an industrial disease compensation claim.
Possible causes of industrial diseases and injuries:
- Working with vibrating tools e.g. jackhammers, chainsaws, etc
- Manual labour work
- Assembly packing
- Playing musical instruments
- Exposure to excessive noise
- Exposure to dust, chemical or fumes
- Exposure to hazardous substances
- Exposure to asbestos
Diseases or injuries resulting from the above may happen quickly or occur over a period of time. In most cases you need to make an industrial disease claim within three years from the date that you were first made aware of the disease or injury. However, there are exceptions in certain cases. Furthermore, you may have only recently noticed symptoms relating to a work environment you worked in many years ago.
Your injuries may also relate to more than one work environment you worked in. Our solicitors will investigate you working past in relation to the disease or injury you sustained to ensure the correct parties are involved.
As part of your industrial disease claim you can also claim for other losses incurred as a result of your accident.
Contact us today to see how we can help you make a successful industrial disease compensation claim.