Industrial Disease Claims
An industrial disease claim can cover any injury or disease caused within or by the workplace environment, particularly where protective or preventative measures were insufficient. Our specialist industrial disease claim solicitors have experience in the following areas:
The major symptoms of an asbestos related disease are difficulty in breathing and a productive cough.
Deafness that has been caused by exposure to loud noises within the workplace.
Vibration White Finger is a disease that affects the sensation in your hand.
Upper limb disorder is a general term that covers a number of conditions.
Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI causes pain in the wrists, arms and elbows.
Poisoning may be caused by exposure to chemicals, debris or fumes in the workplace.
Dermatitis is the inflammation of the skin caused by exposure to chemicals.
Occupational asthma is caused by exposure to fumes or dust in the workplace.
Skin cancer can be caused by over-exposure to the sun when working outdoors.
People working as glass or metal workers could be at risk of sight damage.
Making an industrial disease claim
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors is a firm of specialist industrial disease, clinical negligence and personal injury solicitors in Manchester. We have extensive experience in representing local people who have contracted industrial diseases or suffered injuries in the course of their work.
Due to the potential impact on future earnings and medical care requirements, industrial disease claims often result in substantial compensation awards – particularly in cases where the employer did not provide sufficient protection.
Industrial disease compensation limits
It is worth remembering that there is a time limit on industrial disease and industrial injury claims, but this often begins from the date of diagnosis rather than the date of employment. Another limitation is being able to prove the length and severity of exposure, where the disease is usually only caused by prolonged contact. Finally, it is difficult to claim industrial disease compensation if you were self employed, or if the employment was on a casual basis. However, we have been successful in industrial disease claims made by the wives and families of workers who were exposed to asbestos fibres when washing their overalls.
To enquire about making an industrial disease or industrial accident claim, contact our team of specialist solicitors.