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Industrial Disease Claims

We can help you make a claim if you have contracted an industrial disease.

An industrial disease is an illness, condition or disorder which has developed as a result of your working environment. Here are some of the industrial diseases we regularly make claims for on behalf of clients:

Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos can cause serious illnesses like asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer, years after exposure.


This is deafness or loss of hearing which has been caused by continuous exposure to loud noises within the workplace.

Vibration White Finger

VWF is a disease caused by continuous use of vibrating machinery, which affects the sensation in your hand.

Upper Limb Disorders

ULDs can cause aches, pain and general tension in the arms, shoulders and necks of sufferers. There are several work-related causes.

Repetitive Strain Injury

The overuse of muscles and repetitive movements can cause RSIs. These inflict great pain in muscles, nerves and tendons.


Workplace poisoning can be caused by exposure to certain harmful chemicals, fumes, debris and particles in the atmosphere.

Skin Disorders

Exposure to chemicals in working environments can lead to painful skin disorders such as dermatitis, which inflames the skin.

Occupational Asthma

Exposure to fumes, dust and other particles in work atmospheres can cause asthma, and breathing difficulties.

Skin Cancer

Over-exposure to the sun when working outdoors can in some extreme cases cause the development of skin cancer.

Loss of Sight or Cataracts

People who work with glass or metal who aren’t given the correct personal protective equipment are at risk of damage to their sight.

Discuss Your Claim with Sheldon Davidson Solicitors

In industrial disease cases it is vital that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. There is a time limit in place – you must begin your claim within three years of the diagnosis of your industrial disease.

If you think you have an industrial disease, please get in touch with us today. Our experienced lawyers know how to put forward industrial disease claims, and our service can be tailored exactly to your needs. Call us on 0333 999 8800 to discuss your case with one of our solicitors, or fill in our online claim form.