Employers have a duty of care to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees. This includes controlling the exposure to chemicals or substances that are likely to cause ill health leading to the development of an industrial disease.
Unfortunately, many employers have breached this duty of care resulting in industrial disease claims. Many industrial disease claims originate from employees working in unsafe conditions where exposure to occupational hazards has impacted health over a period of time. Sadly, industrial diseases can impact employees for life.
At RP Crawford & Co Solicitors, our specialist personal injury team has the expertise to obtain compensation for individuals who are suffering from an industrial disease.
Types of Industrial Disease Claims
There are many different types of industrial diseases stemming from poor and unsafe workplace settings and they do vary in their severity.
Common industrial disease claims include:
- Lung diseases
- Respiratory illnesses
- Chemical poisoning
- Occupational hearing loss
- Repetitive strain injury
- Skin disorders such as dermatitis.
In Northern Ireland, asbestos is a widely known cause of industrial disease with many workers being exposed to this substance, particularly in the shipbuilding industry leading to asbestos-related illnesses.
If your illness has been caused because your employer failed to provide a duty of care, we can advise you on whether you have grounds for an industrial disease claim. If your condition or illness can be attributed to a former period of employment, please contact us to discuss further.
How Much Is My Industrial Disease Claim Worth?
The value of your industrial disease claim depends on the severity and complexity of your injuries/illness/condition. Our team of solicitors will review your case and provide you with guidance on compensation expectations. To start your claim process, please contact our team directly at 028 9038 1024, complete our online enquiry form or email email@example.com.