Understanding Your Rights
Industrial diseases vary widely in terms of cause, severity and type, but have one thing in common – the devastating impact they have on an individual’s life. This is why it’s so important to realise that if your industrial illness arose through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
All employers have a legal duty of care to ensure you are kept safe in your work environment and away from harmful substances and situations, and if you’ve been let down due to negligence or lack of protection, our specialist personal injury solicitors are here to support you during the process of making a claim.
Why Bartletts Solicitors Are The Best Solicitors For Your Personal Injury Claim
Here are some reasons why we believe that you should call us to discover more about how can help you with your claim:
- We have settled over 12,000 accident claims.
- We have recovered over £68 million in compensation for our clients.
- We provide you with a true No Win No Fee service. If we don’t win your claim for you, you pay nothing.
- We are members of the Association Of Personal Injury Lawyers, because we have solicitors who work exclusively on accident claims, ensuring that you get the best service and the maximum compensation.
- We offer a completely free, no obligation initial enquiry so that you can speak with us and decide if we are the best solicitors for your needs. Why not call us right now on 01244 752 999 and let us explain how we can help you.
Types Of Industrial Illness Claims
Industrial diseases range from respiratory illnesses through to work-related stress, depending on the nature of industry you work or worked within and your job role. If your health has suffered as a result of your current work or previous job then making an industrial disease case for compensation should be possible.
There are numerous industrial illnesses as well as causes and symptoms, including:
- Asbestosis and asbestos related diseases
- Lung cancer
- Repetitive strain injury
- Vibration White Finger
- Industrial deafness
- Occupational asthma
- Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
How To Claim For Industrial Disease Compensation
Making a personal injury claim for an industrial disease is not easy as you need to provide evidence that the cause of your illness was your current or previous employer’s negligence.
A claim for industrial disease compensation usually has to be made within three years, from the date you first realise your condition was caused by work or from the first time you experience any symptoms. However, symptoms for many industrial diseases often don’t appear for months or years after the original exposure to hazardous materials or working conditions – and in situations like these, proving a link can be difficult.
Since the removal of the No Win No Fee system on 1 April 2013 there is a bigger financial risk involved in making a compensation claim, which is why it’s important you use a personal injury solicitor you can trust. Our specialist team has extensive experience and is adept at getting to the source of the matter – your assigned solicitor will work quickly to establish a link between your industrial illness and working environment, providing evidence that your employer or ex-employer did not sufficiently protect you and securing the best possible outcome for your case.