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"Friendly, professional and most importantly, they make me feel that they are 100% fighting for me. I feel as though I have been talking to a friend when I have spoken to First4Lawyers and I've never felt intimidated or made to feel stupid if I've asked them what is probably an obvious question."

Mrs B, Newcastle

What is industrial disease?

Industrial disease is when you fall ill because of things you've had to do at work where you haven't been provided with the right equipment or allowed to follow the proper practices. We understand that some kinds of industrial disease can last a lifetime and can severely impact on your quality of life.

The most common types of industrial disease include:
Respiratory Issues

There's the potential for you to develop breathing problems in any job where damaging matter, such as asbestos, is inhaled.

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Industrial Deafness

Industrial deafness can be caused by needing to use loud machinery without being given the correct protective equipment.

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Skin Disease

You might see this from working with chemical substances without being provided the right safety gear, for example.

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Repetitive Strain Injury

This can happen where you've had to do things like use heavy machinery repetitively for a number of years. It often lasts a lifetime.

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We know there are many other types of industrial disease which occur from working in dangerous conditions. If you've been affected by something that isn't covered here, we should still be able to help you make a claim if you get in touch.

What do you need to know about claiming for industrial disease?

I am nervous about pursuing a claim against my employers. Should I be?

That’s understandable but it’s illegal for an employer to dismiss you because of a claim due to something at work. If they do, that’s grounds for unfair dismissal proceedings. 

I was injured at work. Can my employer dismiss me for making a claim?

No, it is illegal for an employer to fire one of their employees if they are injured at work, and subsequently, make a compensation claim against them. 

What types of expenses can I claim for?

You could claim for lost income, medical bills, prescription medicine such as painkillers and anything else you needed to pay for, such as modifications you needed to make to your home as a result of the injury.

I’ve been injured at work. Can I claim?

Yes, if the accident was as a result of workplace negligence and could have otherwise been avoided, then you could have a case for receiving compensation for your injuries.

Do you have any more questions? 

What would happen if you made a claim?

Our clear and quick video will give you a better idea of what we do for our clients who claim for an injury or accident, and what the process involves.

The Facts About Industrial Disease

312,840

In the last three months of 2013, 312,840 people claimed either Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit or Reduced Earnings Allowance.

(Source: Government Statistics)

How can First4lawyers help you?

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We can help you to make a compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis

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We can help you to recover whatever you have lost financially while injured

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We'll take all the stress out of making your claim by having one of our specialists there for advice every step of the way

Why Choose First4lawyers?

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Every year, we help thousands of people make claims after suffering an injury or accident that wasn't their fault

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We were named Claims Management Firm of the Year for two years in a row

We work with a panel of experienced solicitors chosen for their expertise in industrial disease

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We are the UK's largest independent personal injury firm.

"My first point of contact with First4Lawyers was the call agent, who was very understanding and professional in handling my call. I was nervous about talking to someone as the incident was still raw and the call agent put me at ease, explained what would happen and made sure I understood the procedure. I felt pleased I made the decision of phoning First4Lawyers."

Mrs B, Preston

Donna Henshaw

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Donna Henshaw

Expert in Claims Procedure

Donna has a First Class Law degree from Sheffield Hallam University and has used her qualification to expand her legal knowledge. She works on a number of claims, each of them complex, but she's willing to work hard on every one to achieve the best result for her clients.

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