Industrial Disease Claims

Many workers exposed to hazardous materials, chemicals and noise pollution go on to develop serious illnesses, which are not only incapacitating but can result in premature death.

If you have developed an illness from your daily work duties due to your employer failing to protect your health, you may be entitled to compensation.


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There are many different forms of industrial disease that can occur when employees aren’t properly protected at work, such as skin conditions, poor lung conditions, asbestos, white finger, hearing loss or even cancer. An employer’s main priority should be to ensure that correct equipment is provided to limit the contact their workers have with harmful chemicals. Earplugs, ear defenders, dust extractors or safety gloves are just some of the safety features that should be provided to ensure no harm comes to their workers. If your employer has failed to provide a safe working environment causing you to have any work-related diseases, then you are eligible to claim compensation.

One of the main examples of industrial disease claims is Asbestos-related claims which can lead to cancer depending on the amount of exposure to the hazardous material. If you have been diagnosed with a work-related disease, then you can make a claim for compensation by contacting Claims 24 and liaising with our claim advisers.

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Claims 24 have a strong reputation for dealing with difficult cases all across England & Wales and have taken on numerous industrial disease-related cases which have previously been rejected by other law firms. This was possible due to the high level of knowledge and understanding our panel of solicitors have amassed.

We have succeeded by carefully analysing the client’s circumstances and constructing an effective plan to retrieve the compensation that victims of the industrial disease require and deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

You typically have around 3 years to start your personal injury claim and the time is counted from the date of your accident. If the date of your accident is approaching limitation, we can apply for an extension in most cases to ensure you do not lose the right to claim.
There are exceptions to the three-year rule in some cases, so if you think you might have a claim we advise you to contact us as soon as possible so we can determine your chances for successful compensation.

If you are making a claim for an accident at work then there are 3 main exceptions to the three-year rule:

  • Mental Capacity – if your loved one no longer has the mental capacity to make a claim themselves
  • Working Abroad – if your accident happened while you were working abroad.
  • Defective Work Equipment – if your injury was caused by equipment that had a manufacturing defect.

The amount of compensation varies depending on the type of accident, the severity of the illness or injury, and the individual situation as each person can be affected differently.

As the amount varies case to case, our personal injury solicitors can assess your situation and provide you with a more accurate quote. For a quick estimate on how much you could be entitled to, why not visit our claims calculator?

Depending on your case you can claim for both general and special damages.
General damages are made up of the pain, suffering and loss of amenities due to the injury caused. This will be detailed in the medical report written by the medical expert following an independent examination.

Special damages:

  • Travel Expenses
  • Medical Care & Prescription Costs
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Household Assistance & Adaptations
  • Vehicle Damage
  • Vehicle Hire, Storage & Recovery Charges
  • Any other out-of-pocket expenses

Yes. You can make a claim on behalf of a child under the age of 18 and/or if the claimant lacks the mental capacity. For all other claims, you are welcome to make an enquiry via our website or our contact centre for information which may assist your friend/relative who has been involved in an accident.

Claims 24 work on a no-win – no-fee basis.
No win, No fee is a risk-free way of getting compensation for an injury or illness that wasn’t your fault.
It means there are no upfront costs, and there are no legal fees to be paid in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful.

If you win your claim, we will make the following deductions:
• A success fee for winning
• Your solicitor’s fee
• The 3rd party normally cover all legal costs and expenses but if there is a shortfall, then this may also be deducted from your compensation.

We believe there should be no surprises when making a claim with us, so anything you need to know when making a decision will be made clear from the get-go. Come and talk to us for free for impartial advice.

The average time from the moment you contact Claims 24 till the moment you receive a check from us is 6-8 months.
However, every situation is different and the timeframe depends on many factors – one of them is your collaboration with us.

By providing all the correct information and attending all of the medical appointments which we arrange for you, our solicitors will be able to build a strong case on your behalf resulting in a quick, efficient payout.
Therefore, we kindly ask you to help us, and we will help you – because together we can achieve more.

1. Call us or fill out our form
The first step is simple. All you have to do is get in contact and a member of our team will discuss your accident/ injury with you. We will gather information regarding your claim and advise you on how best to proceed.

2. Complete Claim Requirements
Once we have all the details of your case, we will put together your claim and manage your case from the first day to the last. You can be assured that we will do everything in our power to get you the compensation you deserve.

3. Receive Compensation
Once your claim has been successful, we will send your compensation to you! If we don’t win, we won’t charge you a penny. You can be sure you’ll get every penny of your compensation as our fees are paid for by the party at fault!

For more information on how to claim and an in-depth process, visit our ‘How To Claim’ page.

here are many types of industrial disease injuries that you can suffer and some of the most common ones are noise-induced hearing loss and vibration finger.

Vibration finger is often due to handling machinery or tools which have vibrated whilst operating them and over the years as the symptoms start to develop it may not occur to you that this is an injury due to your previous employment. However, you may begin to suffer from pins and needles or reduced dexterity (use of hands) of the hands and fingers. This type of injury can affect you more in later life and coupled with old age it can prove difficult to carry out simple tasks. It is for this reason that it is very difficult to assume and place a valuation on such claims and so at Accident Claims 24 we have a dedicated Medico-Legal reporting network with doctors who can accurately diagnose symptoms and provide a prognosis that can help determine a value for such claims.

On some occasions, a family member such as your partner or child can also contract an industrial disease if they make contact with your contaminated garments when you return from work. This can be incredibly traumatic for the individual and for yourself to see your loved ones suffering.

If this is the case with you, then they are eligible to make a claim. Do not hesitate to call us today for more advice on getting the compensation your loved ones deserve to help them on the road to recovery.

Your employer will be insured for such instances and their insurer will indemnify the claims even if the employer is no longer in business.

Call us today to speak to one of our expert solicitors who can advise you on how to begin your claim.

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