Industrial Diseases

Industrial Diseases

Around 1.3 million workers in the UK suffer from work-related ill health

Industrial diseases are conditions resulting from exposure to occupational hazards in the workplace over a period of time.

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Such ‘occupational hazards’ vary according to the type of work being carried out, but they could be harmful substances, such as dust or fumes, harmful activities, such as using a vibrating tool of some sort, or a harmful environment, such as one that is very loud.

There are many different types of industrial disease, but some of the most well-known relate to asbestos. You’ll find more information on this in our asbestos-related diseases section.

Thompsons can help you make a compensation claim for occupational ill health. Find out more about industrial diseases and how to make a compensation claim below.

 

about asbestos
DERMATITIS

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used since ancient times. There are three types of asbestos - Crocidolite, Amosite and Chrysotile. Nowadays we understand and regulate the dangers of asbestos and the use and reuse of asbestos materials is banned under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

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INDUSTRIAL DEAFNESS
INDUSTRIAL DEAFNESS

According to HSE figures for 2016/17 around 20,000 workers in the UK suffer from work-related hearing loss. Thompsons Solicitors can help you claim for tinnitus, noise induced hearing loss, acoustic shock and more..

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WORK-RELATED UPPER LIMB DISORDERS

Work related upper limb disorders (WRULDs) are a type of musculoskeletal disorder affecting the neck, shoulders, wrists, hands and arms. WRULDs include hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), vibration white finger (VWF), carpal tunnel syndrome and Dupuytren's contracture.

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RESPIRATORY DISEASE
RESPIRATORY DISEASE

Respiratory disease is one of the major causes of death in the UK and Europe. Occupational respiratory diseases include asbestos-related diseases, occupational asthma, pneumoconiosis, silicosis and lung cancer.

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SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH
SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH

Hazardous substances can damage health in many ways, from causing irritation, allergic reactions and short-term illnesses to long-term health conditions and in some cases even death. If you have suffered exposure to harmful chemical, fumes, dust or other substances, Thompsons can help you claim compensation.

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CLAIMS PROCESS
CLAIMS PROCESS

Find out what is involved in making a claim for compensation from your employer if you have suffered an industrial disease. We can let you know what you need to make a start, what the process entails, how long you can expect a claim to take, and more.

Click here for more information about making a claim for occupational ill-health.

INDUSTRIAL DISEASE FAQs
INDUSTRIAL DISEASE FAQs

What is an industrial disease? Who will pay compensation related to occupational ill-health? Can you claim if your employer is no longer in business? What are the time limits to claim? How much will the whole process cost?

For the answers to all these questions and more, click here to read our industrial disease claim FAQs.

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