If you or a loved one have worked in a harmful environment or have been exposed to a substance at work that has caused an illness or disease to develop then you may be able to bring a claim for compensation for the losses caused as a result of the exposure. It is still possible to bring a claim for compensation even if you have not worked for the employer for some time or they have ceased trading; this is because some work related illnesses can take time to become symptomatic.
Our industrial and occupational disease lawyers deal with a wide range of industrial illness compensation claims including, but not limited to:
- asbestos related diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer
- industrial deafness
- poisoning at work
- respiratory diseases
- occupational skin diseases
All employers have a responsibility to protect employees, contractors and visitors from exposure to hazardous substances and environments. Employers are required to have safe working practices and to supply appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) such as: dust masks, ear defenders, protective clothing such as safety gloves and boots.
Time limit to make an industrial disease compensation claim
It is important to note that most industrial and occupational disease compensation claims should be brought within three years of the date of knowledge. The date of knowledge is generally the date from which you first realised or suspected that your illness was related to your employment; or three years from the date of the onset of your symptoms when it would have been reasonable to make the connection between the illness and the working environment.
In addition to representing general members of the public, Lime Solicitors also act on behalf of many trade unions and their members. Our experts recognise that our clients want us to not only fight for the best possible level of financial compensation but also to get them assistance in terms of rehabilitation, medical care and potentially work or home adaptations.
If you or a loved one have suffered as a result of an exposure to a harmful substance or have worked in a harmful working environment then please speak to one of our Industrial and Occupational Disease lawyers for a FREE, no-obligation chat on Freephone: 0808 164 0808. Alternatively, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.