Industrial Disease

Any illness picked up through working long hours for several years which lasts for a long period is usually classed as 'industrial disease'. This could qualify you for an industrial disease claim.

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What is industrial disease?

Similar to accidents at work, industrial disease is when you fall ill because of things you've had to do at work.

Industrial illness can develop when you haven't been provided with the right equipment or allowed to follow the proper practices, or if you've been exposed to harmful substances or chemicals.

Some types of industrial disease can last a lifetime severely impact on your quality of life. That's where we can help.

Do you offer No Win No Fee?

Yes. Life-changing injuries fall within personal injury and medical negligence. These are classed as civil cases (ie. no criminal charges involved) and so are covered by No Win No Fee in England and Wales.

There are different rules for personal injury and medical negligence in Scotland. You can use No Win No Fee agreements for personal injury claims, but not all medical negligence claims will qualify. In Northern Ireland, the rules around No Win No Fee are different so your solicitor will be able to discuss this with you and will answer any further questions you have.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

First4Lawyers are an award winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

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What is an industrial disease?

If your workplace has caused you to be ill, you may have an industrial disease claim. (Duration - 2:08)

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Is there a time limit for an industrial disease claim?

Although personal injury claims should usually be made within three years, industrial disease is different.

Symptoms can take months or years to emerge, so generally the time limit starts from the date of knowledge, such as when you receive a diagnosis.

Cases vary greatly, depending on the illness and the circumstances, so please get in touch with us and we can tailor the advice to your specific circumstances.

 

Does my working environment affect my ability to claim?

The type of environment you work in shouldn’t affect your ability to claim, but it may affect the types of claim that can be brought forward.

For instance, certain circumstances causing injury may not be avoidable as part of the role, meaning your employers may not be liable.

It’s essential that you seek expert legal guidance before starting a claim, or you could end up out of pocket.

Our expert injury solicitors understand the law, and can find out if you have a basis for a claim – no matter what workplace you work in.

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