Currently 2 million work-related deaths take place every year. The general approach of the scientists is that work related diseases will only grow with every year. These can be caused by cancer, circulatory diseases, communicable diseases etc. Often, workers are exposed to different kinds of substances and specific working conditions for a long period of time, which leave serious impact on their body and general health.
The International Labour Office estimates that in 1999 the incidence of injuries at work was 160 million per year and predicts that altogether 1.2 million people could die every year due to work related injuries in the future.
In general, occupational diseases are defined as illnesses and diseases that result from exposure to different risk factors during working hours or specific working activity. These can involve work-related cancer, musculoskeletal disorders, psycho-social problems, circulatory diseases, various injuries etc.
Even though increasingly more companies and enterprises keep records of occupational injuries, not enough is done to keep exact track of work-related injuries and industrial diseases.
If you or anyone in your family is a victim of an accident at work, please contact Thompsons No Win No Fee specialists on 0800 0891331 or complete the claim form below and we will advise you on your first steps to receiving the compensation that you and your family deserve.