Industrial Disease.

Industrial Disease Claims & Industrial Illness Claim Lawyers.

During the Industrial Revolution, disease accounted for countless deaths in industrial cities throughout Britain.

Due to a chronic lack of hygiene, little understanding of sanitary care and no knowledge as to what caused life-threatening conditions, let alone cure them, diseases brought about by the industrial environment could be devastating.

Sadly, industrial diseases among workers are still prevalent in this day and age. Asbestos, mesothelioma, respiratory conditions, vibration white finger and skin diseases affect today’s workers with the Health and Safety Executive estimating that approximately 3,000 employees die each year as a result of exposure to asbestos products.

Here at Lanyon Bowdler, we have years of experience in dealing with Industrial Disease Compensation Claims, so get  in touch today and we would be more than happy to help.

Your Industrial Disease Compensation Questions Answered

What is industrial disease?

Termed as medical conditions resulting from prolonged exposure to an occupational hazard in the workplace, industrial diseases have an enormous impact on their victims – physically, emotionally and financially. This occupational hazard varies according to the type of work carried out. It could be due to exposure to a hazardous substance, such as dust or fumes, a harmful activity such as using a vibrating tool or even a dangerous environment, such as one that is excessively loud.

Many industrial disease claimants are unaware that their health problems stem from their occupation and an industrial injury claim often involves the detailed investigation of an individual’s work history. For example, those who have worked with vibrating tools may suffer numbness and reduced dexterity in their fingers and hands and workers who experience a chronic shortage of breath may not attribute their condition to their occupation.

What types of industrial diseases exist?

Whilst there are many different types of industrial disease, some of the most well-known relate to exposure to asbestos. Other examples may include, dermatitis, various respiratory and lung diseases as well as occupational asthma and cancer. Whatever the symptoms or condition, industrial diseases can have a devastating effect on the lives of those who suffer from them and their families.

What responsibility do employers have to prevent industrial diseases?

Employers are legally obliged to take responsibility for the safety of their staff and may be proved to be negligent if they have not provided a safe working environment, or neglected to enforce the mandatory requirement to wear protective clothing and eliminate any occupational hazards.

Therefore, if you have developed an illness or disease because your employer exposed you to something harmful, you could be entitled to compensation. Furthermore, you may also prevent someone else from becoming ill in the same way.

How do I make an industrial disease compensation claim?

Due to their nature, industrial disease claims are often more complicated than pursuing personal injury litigation. The cause of the illness or injury may have occurred years earlier and expert medical advice may be needed to prove a link between employment and the illness. However, you don’t have to go through this on your own. As specialists in this area of law, we have helped countless victims of various industrial diseases to make that link and secure the compensation needed to improve their personal circumstances.

Speak to one of our solicitors who will be happy to explain your available options, which include a ‘conditional fee agreement’. This means, if your claim is unsuccessful; you won’t have to spend a penny. If your compensation claim is straightforward, your claim could be resolved in months. More complex industrial disease claims typically take months, sometimes even years. However, we will always endeavour to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation in the shortest possible time whilst keeping court costs to an absolute minimum.

As with any compensation claim, the severity of your condition, any loss of earnings due to time off work and fees spent on medical treatment will determine the amount of compensation you receive. Whatever your personal circumstances, we will always be open and transparent about the likelihood of your case being successful and fight your corner every step of the way.

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If you think you may be the victim of an industrial disease, give us a call or complete our online enquiry form to see how our Industrial Disease Compensation Solicitors can help.

Please give us a call for a friendly, confidential and informal chat about the problems you are facing and we will be able to advise you on the likelihood of bringing a successful claim for industrial disease compensation. There is no commitment or charge for our initial assessment. Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form.

By choosing Lanyon Bowdler for any form of Personal Injury or Work Accident & Illness Claim, you can rest assured that you have the best legal expertise on your team. Lanyon Bowdler is widely recognised as one of the stronger personal injury litigation teams in the Midlands and North Wales. We are committed to providing exceptional levels of client care and will work closely and considerately with you to help find the best outcomes.

We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands (including Wolverhampton & Birmingham). As a leading full-service law firm, we can represent you wherever you live in England or Wales.

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As the piece of machinery was being laid down to a horizontal position, the weight overcame all involved causing the mac...
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Injuries Sustained to Non Dominant Ring Finger

The claimant worked for a firm of solicitors and sustained injuries to her non dominant ring finger when using a ladder ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Damages Awarded After Claimant Fell From Ladder

The claimant fractured his neck after falling from a ladder whilst spraying a wasp’s nest through a long lance and wea...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Claimant Awarded £1m After Work Accident

The claimant required major reconstructive surgery and extensive rehabilitation. The claimant suffered complete loss of ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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£5,000 for Work Shoulder Injury

The claimant had not received training from his employers in the use of the truck, nor in manual handling....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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£1m for Claimant Blinded at Work

The Serious Injury Claim settlement made provision for the fact the claimant suffered complete loss of earnings capacity...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Falling Machinery Causes Accident at Work

As the piece of machinery was being laid down to a horizontal position, the weight overcame all involved causing the mac...
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