If your health has been affected by your job then it is important you take action as you might have a good personal injury claim. There is a wide range of industrial diseases that can cause you harm as a result of your work and some of them are very serious, so you shouldn’t let them go unchecked.
Industrial Disease Claims – the first step
If you believe that your industrial disease has been caused by your job then you should go and see your doctor. They will need to confirm that your disease is work-related and, if they do, your next step is to seek legal advice.
An experienced personal injury solicitor will be able to advise you on the claims process for your industrial disease, helping you to gather evidence and put together your case. If your case is successful then you may well be awarded some compensation, the level of which will be based on your loss of earnings caused by the disease and any expenses you’ve incurred because of the industrial disease.
Industrial Disease Claims – time limits
It is important you start the process for making an industrial disease personal injury claim as soon as possible as there is a time limit on this sort of claim. You usually need to make your claim within 3 years of the personal injury occurring. Often in cases of disease, however, the issue will not be identified for some time and so the 3 year period starts from your date of diagnosis. You should seek legal advice as soon as you can after finding out.
Common Industrial Disease Claims
Among the many industrial diseases that could give rise to a valid personal injury claim are the following:
• Asbestos-related illnesses, such as asbestosis, asbestos-related lung cancer and asbestos-related pleural thickening
• Various cancers caused by industrial practices, including lung cancer, bladder cancer and skin cancer
• Industrial dermatitis
• Occupational stress
• Carbon monoxide poisoning
• Industrial deafness or tinnitus caused by your profession
• Lead poisoning
• Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULD) – such as hand-arm vibration syndrome, vibration white finger, carpal tunnel syndrome and De Quervain’s or stenosing tenosynovitis
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