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5 different types of industrial disease claims

5 different types of industrial disease claims

 

Even though almost everyone knows that you have a chance of claiming compensation after an accident, many are unaware that compensation could be claimed should you fall victim of an industrial disease. Industrial disease claims can vary, and are usually the result of working in dangerous environments such as mines, power stations and steel production factories, to name only a few.

 

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops in the lining of some of the body’s organs, which is linked to exposure to asbestos in the workplace. It usually affects the linings of the lungs, but it can also affect the lining of the stomach or the heart. There are thousands of people diagnosed with mesothelioma every year in the UK, which understandably can leave people angry, confused and fearful for the future. Even exposure to just a microscopic amount of asbestos can cause mesothelioma so it is not easy to work out where you got it. However, making a claim through a solicitor could help you identify the source of the exposure and could help you receive some compensation.

 

Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a lung disease which causes shortness of breath, tiredness, coughing and chest pains. It is caused by a very high level of exposure to asbestos, and it usually happens to people who manufactured asbestos or who worked directly with it. Symptoms can take years to appear. If you are diagnosed with asbestosis, then there is no need to suffer in silence – an industrial disease claim could get you some compensation.

 

Asthma

Many are born with asthma and learn to cope with the condition over the years – however, if you are diagnosed with work-related or occupational asthma, then you may be entitled to compensation if you file an industrial disease claim. Asthma is an allergic reaction that occurs when the sufferer is exposed to a particular substance and can be very frightening, especially when it comes as a complete surprise.

 

Silicosis

Silicosis is caused by the inhaling of crystalline silica dust, which can sometimes be found in construction and demolition industries. Once the dust comes into contact with the lungs, the particles are attacked by the immune system which causes swelling and eventually scar tissue, which prevents the lungs from functioning properly. If you suffer from silicosis, then you may be entitled to some compensation.

 

Industrial deafness

Should you lose your hearing due to excessive noise in the workplace, then you may be able to make an industrial disease claim, especially if your employer declined to provide hearing protection devices in situations where noise levels were too high, then you could get some compensation. Your employer should assess noise levels regularly to avoid causing occupational deafness or tinnitus.

 

If you think that you have been affected by any of these then you need to get in touch here and we’ll see what we can do for you!

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