• 08009961807Free Phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Request A Callback

Industrial Disease
Compensation Solicitors

Industrial Disease
Compensation Solicitors

Industrial
Disease

Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Repetitive Strain Injury

Skin Condition

Respiratory

Hearing Loss & Industrial Deafness

Chemical Poisoning

Ulnar Neuropathy & Cubital Tunnel

Just for any further help

Request a callback from us at a time that is convenient to you call us 24/7 on 08009961807





    Industrial Disease Compensation Claim

    Sometimes we do not realise what dangerous environments we are working in. Even in this modern day and age it is often ignored by employers that they are being negligent to their employees.
    The Company that you work for (or used to work for) is legally responsible for the Health and Safety of all its employers. If they do not implement health and safety they are being negligent to their employees! A lot of employees, think it is ok to just put up with it and cope with it as they do not wish to make complaints however they do not realise the impact and affect it can have on a persons life and could be fatal. That’s why here at LPS Solicitors we offer the best advice and support throughout your claims process.
    Our dedicated industrial Disease team of specialists have over 20 years experience in dealing with claims. Industrial Disease is a highly specialised area of law so you need to be sure you are in the best possible hands. We offer a No Win No Fee agreement on Industrial Disease Claims. There are strict criteria’s which need to be met to claim therefore we recommend you contact us for free no obligation advice.
    There are a number of Industrial Disease Illnesses which people can suffer from. Some of the symptoms may not be noticeable at the start.
    Therefore, it is important that if you work, or have worked, in industry you take heed of any symptoms you may have.

    A few of the most common ones are listed below;

    Industrial Deafness/Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and Tinnitus

    Industrial deafness or noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is caused through exposure to loud noise in the work place over a period of time. This noise exposure can also cause tinnitus (a buzzing or ringing in the ears). Both of these diseases are irreversible once a person has been affected by the exposure. You can also get Acoustic Shock for example: By a large explosion which also causes permanent damage. You may currently be missing parts of conversations or having selective hearing loss in listening to your husband or wife when in actual fact it could be industrial deafness.
    Even, if you do not think you have industrial deafness and you have worked in noise a simple hearing test will establish if you have the symptoms. If this is the case please contact us and we will arrange a free hearing test to ascertain if you are able to make a claim.

    Vibration White Finger (VWF)/ Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) Compensation Claims

    This is a common Industrial Disease which is caused by prolonged use of vibrating tools such as:

    • chain saws
    • jet washes
    • concrete breakers
    • hammer drills
    • grinders
    • sanders (to list a few).

    The symptoms are tingling and numbness in the fingers; White wash or red colour in the fingers; difficulty in holding/gripping objects. Pain in the wrists or fingers. If you have worked in Industry and you have any of these symptoms we strongly recommend you seek medical advise and also contact ourselves for legal advise to make a claim against your employers or past employers.

    Repetitive Strain Injury Compensation

    As in all Industrial Disease claims your employer has a duty of care to ensure your work place is safe, for example by ensuring you have the correct breaks and training in relation to your work. This type of illness is common in industries where your job is repetitive such as :

    • production lines/assembly lines
    • lifting
    • repeated use of tools
    • awkward working posture
    • force

    The symptoms will normally affect your upper body such as:

    • forearms
    • wrists
    • hands
    • neck
    • shoulders
    • aching and tenderness
    • tingling and cramps

    You might only notice slight symptoms at first but over time if your work place is not corrected it will get worse. Therefore, you will need to speak to your employer or occupational healthcare nurse and seek legal advice immediately.

    Respiratory and Asbestos Compensation Claims

    This is one of the more serious types of disease claims and can be fatal. There is a large scope of types of claims under this heading and therefore medical advice will urgently be needed especially if it is asbestos related which could result in the loss of life. Even lung cancer could possibly be due to awork related disease. Therefore, you should not ignore any symptoms if you have worked in industry at any time throughout your working life.
    For example, asbestos can take many years (even upto as many as 40 years) for any symptoms to appear. There are many types of industry which could cause respiratory types of symptoms such as working with dust; gases; fumes and even flour in a bakery.
    The symptoms for respiratory and asbestos claims can start off as:

    • wheezing
    • shortness of breath
    • coughing and asthma

    It is quite easy to ignore these symptoms and can quite easily be put down to having hay fever; a common cold or maybe genetic asthma. If you have been diagnosed with any of these symptoms please do not hesitate to contact us for a no obligation chat.

    Skin Condition Compensation Claims

    There are a number of skin conditions due to work related causes. The most common skin condition due to industrial illness is dermatitis. This can cause flaking; redness; blistering and cracking skin which can also become infected. It will normally itch a lot and be painful. It is common to be found on the hands; arms; forearms and sometimes the face.
    There are many types of industries that can cause this such as detergents for cleaners jobs; Printers using solvents; textile workers using fibres and bleach; Bakers and confectioners using flour and detergents; slaughterhouse workers using disinfectant and exposure to animal secretions. It is your employers duty to ensure that they adhere to good house keeping and inform workers of the hazards of these types of substances.
    The employers should also be giving you protective clothing in order to prevent any contact with the skin. If you feel you have been exposed or suffering from a skin condition due to work then please contact us to discuss the matter further.

    What to do now?

    We suggest that you contact our expert team for a free no-obligation consultation. There is nothing to lose! If you are busy, you can click here to arrange a callback time or alternatively, you can call 08009961807 and ask to speak to our family department experts.

    LPS – The Multi-Service Law Firm of Choice!

    Talk with us about your case and the likelihood of its success without any obligation today. Specialist staff are on hand to help you.

    Request a callback






      Why Choose Us?

      • Expert Family Advice
      • Expericed Soliters
      • Hassle Free Processes
      • No Win No Fee
      • Nationwide Support
      • Law Society Accredited
      • Quick Results
      • Free Initial No Obligation Advice

      Offering Real Time Support Nationwide

      Our firm will treat you as an individual and not a number; we genuinely care about you and your family’s wellbeing. We are dedicated team experienced in dealing with complex cases. We will offer support at every step of the way and ensure that you are supported throughout you case/claim. We also have access to a range of experts that can assist us ensuring that your case/claim will present in best possible way. We offers a free no-obligation consultation so why not take us up on this offer and decide if we are the expert solicitors for you.

      Get in Touch

      Our Practice Areas

      Personal Injury

      Medical Negligence

      Immigration

      Industrial Disease

      Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution

      Read what our customers say about our service...

      Great

      We rated great

      Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

      What is an industrial disease or injury?
      Industrial diseases and injuries result from exposure to occupational hazards in the workplace over a period of time.

      These hazards vary according to the type of work being carried out, but they could involve harmful substances, such as chemicals, dust or fumes; or harmful activities such as using vibrating tools or machinery; or harmful environments, such as one that is very loud.

      Examples of industrial diseases and injuries include the following:

      • Asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma or asbestosis
      • Occupational Asthma
      • Pneumoconiosis
      • Silicosis
      • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
      • Dermatitis
      • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
      • Vibration White Finger
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Dupuytren's Contracture
      • Work-related Tendonitis
      • Epicondylitis (Golfer's and Tennis Elbow)
      • Carpet Fitter's or Housemaid's Knee
      Who will pay the compensation?

      It is very rare for the employer concerned to actually shoulder the payment of industrial disease compensation. In the vast majority of cases compensation comes from your employer's "Employers Liability Insurance". It is a legal requirement for all UK employers to have a policy of this type.

      Furthermore, in the event that you are still employed by the defendant there are a number of legal safeguards in place to protect you from unfair dismissal or discrimination made on the basis of your claim.

      My employer has gone out of business, can I still claim?
      Yes, this is because the claim is made against the employer's insurers rather than the employer itself.
      Will my case go to court?
      Although it is possible that your case will go to the court, only a fraction of cases ever reach this stage. Instead, it is likely that it will be in the interests of all parties concerned to settle without courtroom litigation – in fact, the courts encourage such an approach.
      How much will it cost to fund my claim?
      There are various funding options available to LPS' clients. However, it is worth bearing in mind that we offer No Win No Fee funding. This means that you make no outlays whatsoever unless you win your case – without exceptions. If your claim is successful then a portion of your compensation is set aside to cover court costs and related fees. We will always discuss this with you at the outset of your claim, so that there are no unwelcome surprises should you receive a damages award.
      What are the time limits for industrial disease claims?
      You can make a claim up to three years from the date the you knew or ought to have known that you were suffering from a work-related illness, or three years from the date of last exposure to any substance or process which has caused the condition (whichever is the later date).

      Given that many industrial diseases take a long time to develop, it may be that you need to make a claim decades after the firm responsible for your illness has ceased to trade. But, as long as it is within three years of diagnosis of an industrial disease, it may still be possible to claim compensation when retired or no longer work for the former employer responsible for causing your illness.

      Can I still claim state benefits?
      In many cases you can still claim state benefits even while being the recipient of industrial disease compensation. For example, those with asbestos illnesses still receive payments under the Pneumoconiosis Workers Compensation Scheme. Furthermore, a good personal injury lawyer can help you establish a personal injury trust so that you can manage your finances in the way that is most advantageous to you.
      If a family member has died as a result of an industrial disease, can we make a claim?

      It is possible to claim compensation on behalf of a deceased family member. However, the claim must be brought within three years of the date of death. Similarly, if the claimant dies during the course of the case, the family can continue with the claim on his or her behalf.

      However, if your family member has an industrial disease and later dies from an unrelated incident, you would have three years to claim in respect of the work related illness from the date they knew or ought to have known they were suffering from the condition, not from the date of the unrelated death.

      What are the time limits for industrial disease claims?

      You can make a claim up to three years from the date the you knew or ought to have known that you were suffering from a work-related illness, or three years from the date of last exposure to any substance or process which has caused the condition (whichever is the later date).

      Given that many industrial diseases take a long time to develop, it may be that you need to make a claim decades after the firm responsible for your illness has ceased to trade. But, as long as it is within three years of diagnosis of an industrial disease, it may still be possible to claim compensation when retired or no longer work for the former employer responsible for causing your illness.

      Get in Touch today and let us know how we can help you 08009961807

      Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to 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.

      You can find our terms of use, privacy policy and our cookie policy here.

      LPS Solicitors undertakes marketing activities which comply with Solicitors Regulation Authority Code of Conduct 2011 (in particular, Chapter 8 - Publicity). The information published or provided on this website is for information purposes only.

      The materials including but not limited to text, images, graphics, on this website do not constitute as legal advice and are provided for general information purposes only. No warranty, whether express or implied is given in relation to such materials on this website. We shall not be liable for any technical, editorial, typographical or other errors or omissions within the information provided on this website, nor shall we be responsible for the content of any web images or information linked to this website. If you need any legal advice, please contact us through chat, email or telephone number provided on this website.

      Request a callback from us at a time that is convenient to you call us 24/7 on 0333 996 3634