Industrial diseases are often debilitating conditions which can cause great pain and discomfort in later life. Some can even be fatal.
Industrial disease claims are complicated. Your solicitor will need to investigate the circumstances of exposure to the asbestos, chemical, noise, vibration or repetitive work or other thing which may have caused your condition to see whether the exposure was unlawful when judged by the standards at the time.
A medical report from an expert will be needed to address whether the condition has been caused by the working conditions. Your claim will also need to be investigated to see whether it has been brought within time.
Typical industrial diseases include:
- Asbestos related illnesses and mesothelioma
- Respiratory conditions such as asthma and COPD
- Vibration white finger
- Noise induced hearing loss
- Repetitive strain injuries
The symptoms of industrial diseases usually take some time to develop. Often they will only appear towards the end of your working life or after you have retired. Sometimes the company will no longer exist but a claim can still be brought in those circumstances as your industrial disease solicitor can usually apply to make the company exist again for the purposes of bringing your claim.
Industrial diseases occur in many working environments. Some typical working environments and job roles which often give rise to conditions that may see people suffer from industrial diseases include:
- Shipbuilding and ship repairing
- Metal work and fabrication
- Utilities work
- Road workers
- Construction workers
- Laggers and insulation workers
- Pipe fitters
- Factory workers
- Wood workers
- Car manufacture
As industrial disease claims are complicated, it is important a specialist solicitor is instructed to assist you. At Liverpool Legal our friendly, expert industrial disease solicitors would be happy to discuss your claim on a no win no fee basis. Click here to email our industrial disease solicitors or call us on 0151 702 5400.