Our Industrial Disease Solicitors have a strong track record of securing compensation for clients who suffered from work related health issues such as exposure to asbestos.
We offer free legal advice for victims or family members, and we may be able to deal with the claim on a No Win, No Fee basis - ask us for details.
Our Solicitors know that industrial disease cases are emotive, so we’ll take an efficient yet sympathetic approach to handling your case.
We can act quickly on your behalf, with a determination to make those responsible for your industrial disease pay - even if they’ve gone out of business.
Our Industrial Disease Solicitors can also take care of your other needs, advising you on matters such as state benefits and referring you to local charities and support groups.
We’ll put you first as you make your industrial disease claim, so that you can get the justice and the compensation you deserve.
The first step is to contact us with the details of your situation, then we can start to assess your claim and advise you on what to do next.
Select the type of claim you want help with below or call us for a free consultation.
More Information on Industrial Disease Claims
An occupational or industrial disease is any illness caused or made worse by work. Many industries are particularly high-risk, such as construction, engineering, mining and metal/foundry works.
Common Industrial Diseases:
- Asbestos related Lung Cancer
- Work related Asthma
- Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome/Vibration White Finger.
Other Industrial Illnesses include:
- Noise-induced Hearing Loss/Deafness and Tinnitus
- Tennis elbow
Rarer, but still valid, industrial disease claims are those caused by exposure to lesser known dangerous substances in the workplace, such as benzidine or nitro glycerine poisoning.
Of course, many of the symptoms of these conditions don’t develop straight away. Work related deafness, for instance, can take years to become noticeable, as can an asbestos related disease.
And then there’s the possibility that the company responsible has stopped trading. So you might wonder what you can do to put things right - and that’s where our specialist Industrial Disease Solicitors come in.
We’re experts at tracing those responsible and maintain a database of companies and their insurers to aid our investigations.
We do our utmost to handle all our industrial disease claims sensitively and get the best outcomes for our clients.
Rehabilitation and other Support
When necessary, we can visit you in hospital or at home (in England or Wales) and give you clear and sympathetic legal advice regarding your workplace illness claim.
We also maintain links with patient organisations, charities and consultants, so we can refer you to organisations dedicated to helping you live with your condition.
Industrial Disease Claims Process and Timeline
A complex industrial disease case in which a third party refuses to accept the liability could go on for some time and may need to be resolved in Court. However, most work related disease claims settle out of Court in the same way as many other types of personal injury claims do.
After taking on your case, we can work with an independent medical expert to assess your condition. We can also help if you need medical treatment and rehabilitation support, and support you if your case does go to Court.
Our Industrial Disease Solicitors have the expertise to make the difference between winning or losing a disease and illness at work claim and maximising the amount of compensation awarded.
Funding Your Case
Industrial disease claims can often be funded through a No Win, No Fee agreement - ask us for details.
Charity Work and Relationships
Simpson Millar is a proud sponsor of the British Lung Foundation and supports Action Mesothelioma Day.
Frequently asked questions
- How much compensation will I receive?
Each case is unique, but we’ll look at factors such as the severity of your illness and how much support and rehabilitation you require to make a valuation.
Other issues such as current and future loss of earnings, pain and suffering, medical expenses and the cost of home adaptations will also be considered.
- Can I get interim payments?
Your work-related disease or illness claim may take some time to conclude, as we need to ensure that your medical condition has settled to a point where the experts can reasonably predict your long-term future.
But that doesn’t mean you need to be without any money until your claim is concluded. And this is where the benefit of interim payments can come into play. Often, we’re able to achieve the payment of large interim payments at the early stages of a serious injury claim.
These often-needed funds will enable you to clear accumulated debts, meet your daily household expenses, pay for necessary equipment (such as wheelchairs or vehicles) or even fund the purchase of suitable accommodation.
In short, it means you can start on your road to recovery.
Interim payments will generally be achievable where liability has been admitted, the defendant is insured and it can be demonstrated that there is a reasonable need for the interim payment at this stage.
We’ll work with you on this and do our best to gain you an interim payment as early as possible during the claims process.
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