"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."
What is industrial disease?
The most common types of industrial disease include:
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.
Video: What is an industrial disease? (2 mins 8 secs)
The facts about Industrial Disease
How can First4Lawyers help you?
We can help you to make a compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis
We can help you to recover whatever you have lost financially while injured
We'll take the stress out of making your claim by having one of our specialists there with you every step of the way
Why choose First4Lawyers?
Every year, we help thousands of people make claims after suffering an injury or accident that wasn't their fault
In 2017 we won Claims Management Company of the Year for the fifth time.
We work with a panel of experienced solicitors chosen for their expertise in industrial disease
We are the UK's largest independent personal injury firm.
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"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."
Meet The Expert
Expert in Claims Procedure@First4Lawyers
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 works hard to achieve the best result for each of her clients.