If you suffer from an illness or disease that was caused by your work place then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Most claims can be made under a No Win No Fee agreement. Call us on Tel: 0800 169 1325 for FREE advice.
Many types of disease are covered and include:
Hand Arm Vibration or Vibration White Finger
This is a condition caused by exposure to vibrating machinery or tools such as those used in road maintenance. This can cause a constant pain, a loss of sensation in the hands or even pins and needles. A blanching or whiteness of the affected parts can occur which can include arms, hands, wrists and elbows.
This can affect those who have worked in a wide variety of industries. Illnesses can include:
Asbestosis / Mesothelioma
The extensive use of asbestos for over a hundred years as a fire retardant and insulation product means its presence is extensively found, particularly in industrial premises. A problem exacerbated by the fact that its use was not officially banned until the 1980s. Cases of asbestosis and mesothelima (a serious form of asbestos related cancer) account for between two and three thousand deaths each year and are often the result of employers not offering their employees protection from the effects of exposure! Cases primarily fall into one of four categories:-
• Asbestos related lung cancer
• Non malignant pleural disease
Those in occupations particularly at risk include:
• Power companies
• Oil refining
• Car brake pad manufacture
Work Related Skin Disease
If you come into contact with chemicals as a part of your work then it is your employer’s duty to ensure you come to no harm! Complaints can include dermatitis and can occur in a number of areas of work including paint manufacture, working with oils and hairdressing.
Contact Us Now
You can get immediate help from our industrial disease specialists who will be able to determine if you have a claim and guide you through all stages of making a claim. Don’t forget that in many cases we can act on a No Win No Fee basis ensuring you don’t pay a penny.