Every employer has a duty of care towards their employees, and must make the workplace free from any health risks. There are several ways of doing so, including providing personal protective equipment, adequate number of breaks, training on risk mitigation and keep ready all the resources..
Unfortunately, an employer's negligence to follow the best practices and maintain safety standards is fairly common in the United Kingdom, which puts their employees at higher risk and leads to industrial accident claim. If you have caught an illness/disease due to an unsafe working environment, you can file a claim against your employer.
Different Types of Industrial Disease Claim include:
- Acoustic Shock
- Noise-induced hearing loss
- Respiratory problems, such as occupational asthma or silicosis
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ulnar neuropathy
- Vibration white finger
- Chemical poisoning, which can cause issues such as dermatitis
Industrial disease refers to an illness or condition developed after an employee is exposed to a potentially dangerous substance in the workplace. It may also happen in cases where you haven't been provided with proper equipment or not given clear instructions to perform certain tasks. Some common types of industrial disease include:
- Hearing damage, such as noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus, and acoustic shock
- Chemical poisoning, leading to issues like dermatitis
- Repetitive strain injuries, like vibration white finger, ulnar neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and bursitis
- Respiratory problems, including silicosis, mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, occupational asthma, and others
- Skin disease with multiple scenarios. It can be rashes, redness, de-pigmentation that may have additional physiological effects
Some of these diseases severely affect your quality of life and may have a lifetime influence. It is important to remember that an injury of this type seriously affect both you and your family. It is therefore necessary and the right thing to do that you seek compensation for suffering and disability that was not your fault.
The Claims Process for Employer Liability Claims
Primarily if any of these arise while working on-site and off-site location but on behalf of employer, you must consult a good industrial disease specialist solicitor. In order to process your claim, we will need the following;
- The date of the incident, and precise location (which building what were you near at the time e.g. break room, front entrance or piece of machinery)
- Was the accident logged in an incident book we will need a reference number, what PPE were you issued, was this adequate and in use when the accident occurred?
- How did the accident occur and what injuries were sustained
We will not need an incident book reference number to process your claim but it will strengthen your case should you have this reference number. Our specialists are standing by to help you get the compensation you diserve.