Industrial diseases and injuries are conditions resulting from exposure to occupational hazards in the workplace over a period of time.
Such ‘occupational hazards’ vary according to the type of work being carried out, but could be exposure to harmful substances, such as dust, fumes, and chemicals, or harmful activities, such as using vibrating tools or carrying out repetitive processes. Sometimes, harmful working environments can cause industrial injuries, such as working in a loud factory.
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 injuries and how to make a compensation claim below.