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What Types of Industrial Disease Can I Claim For?

This blog acts as a guide for describing the variation of illnesses the Industrial Disease Team here at Hodgkinsons Solicitors, Skegness, often help an individual claim for and the occupations associated with them.

What Types of Industrial Disease Can I Claim For?

Our Industrial Disease Department are devoted to securing compensation for Clients who have suffered Industrial Diseases as a result of poor employment conditions. Working conditions such as vibrating hand-held tools or noisy machinery can often cause serious health issues and the effects can sometimes be life-changing. Everyday our team encounter cases surrounding the following illnesses:

Asbestos – If you or a loved one has been exposed to Asbestos in the workplace and you have suffered an Asbestos disease such as Asbestosis, Mesothelioma or Asbestos induced Lung Cancer, you can potentially make a claim for compensation.

Whilst this list is not exhaustive, Asbestos exposure is usually associated with occupations such as Construction Workers, Gas Engineers, Ship Builders and Steel Workers.

Industrial Deafness – Industrial Deafness is also known as Noise Induced Hearing Loss and is a work-related condition which commonly occurs in industries where excessive noise is prevalent.

Exposure to loud noise can occur in a variety of industries including Car Manufacturing, Steel Works, Ship Building, Mining, Joinery, Ground and Road Works, Machinery Operation, Engineering and Construction.

Repetitive Strain Injury – Repetitive Strain Injury is otherwise known as Work Related Upper Limb Disorder and is an umbrella term for conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis and Bursitis. Conditions such as this arise when tendons, muscles and nerves are damaged through prolonged repetitive movements with no adequate breaks or rotation of tasks.

Manufacturing, Construction, Transport, Retail and Office work are common occupations in which this condition may arise.

Vibration White Finger – This condition occurs through excessive vibration causing damage to the hands, wrists and arms by impairing blood circulation and damaging nerves and joints. It often happens through prolonged use of vibrating power tools and machinery.

Individuals who are Construction Workers, Mechanics, Road Workers and Steel Workers are often at risk of such illnesses.

All employers have a responsibility to protect their employee’s health and safety and to ensure that steps are taken to minimise the risk of potentially suffering from one of these conditions. Whether you are located in any major city such as Sheffield, Hull, Newcastle or Bradford our Team can assist you. If you or a loved one have experienced poor employment conditions and you are now suffering as a result of this, call our Industrial Disease Department on 01754 897150 or fill out an online contact form and we will call you.