Industrial Disease Claims
Most people work in safe conditions
But there are some employers who are still learning about the full effects of the materials and substances that are in use, as well as how to work with them safely.
Chemicals and powders used daily may cause health problems that do not begin to show until many years later. Yet, the resulting illnesses and diseases they cause can last a lifetime. For example, people exposed to asbestos can remain healthy for 30 years or so, until health problems start due to fibres they’ve inhaled.
Working with noisy machinery or vibrating hand-held tools can also cause health issues, such as industrial deafness or Vibration White Finger.
Industrial Diseases can also occur when health and safety guidelines are ignored by employers. Even if the working environment presents hazardous conditions, employers have a responsibility by law to provide the appropriate equipment to protect their employees from harm.
If an employer is negligent and an employee is diagnosed with an industrial disease as a result, the employer is liable for damages.
Making an industrial disease claim with Mellor Hargreaves
If you have been diagnosed with an industrial disease or wok-related illness and believe it may have been caused by the negligence of your current or former employer, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
For more information talk to Mellor Hargreaves on 0800 811 844 and our highly experienced and specialist solicitors will be sensitive and understanding.
Talk to Mellor Hargreaves Solicitors if your have:
- Vibration White Finger
- Asbestos exposure
- Mesothelioma, asbestosis and bilateral diffuse thickening
- Industrial deafness
- Industrial respiratory diseases
- Occupational and industrial skin diseases
We can advise you on all the ‘ins and outs’ of making an industrial disease or illness claim and arrange for you to see a specialist consultant to assess your health and any necessary treatment you may benefit from.