Industrial Disease

Every year, many thousands of people develop illnesses caused by contact with something at work; Chemicals, Dust, Fumes, Noise and Vibration exposure at work are all common causes.

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Depending on the person, the substance and the severity of contact, conditions can sometimes develop very quickly or can take months or even years to develop.

Despite the existence for many years of workplace rules and regulations, which are aimed at trying to reduce the risk of workers developing illnesses, employers have often failed to comply, rendering workplaces unsafe.

Should you develop an illness which you believe has been caused by work, you should seek medical advice immediately.

If the doctor confirms that your work was indeed the cause of your illness, it is advisable to seek legal advice regarding compensation for your illness, together with any possible entitlement to state benefits.

Your employer has a duty not to expose you to dangerous substances or noise which may cause diseases such as:

  • Deafness
  • Vibration White Finger and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Asbestos Related Disease
  • Industrial Asthma
  • Occupational Deafness and Tinnitus
  • Dermatitis
  • Cancers of the lung, skin, bladder and nasal passages
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Allergies including latex allergies

Our team can advise you in submitting and pursuing your claim, ensuring that you receive the correct compensation award for the injuries you sustain.

If you or a family member or friend would like FREE advice on a potential claim, please contact our specialist team on 0151 236 5000/0208 209 0166. Alternatively, you can e-mail us at info@gadlegal.co.uk or fill out our online contact form and we will contact you directly.

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