Work Related Illness
Recent statistics show that over two million people suffer from a potential work related illness or injury. There are a number of different work related illnesses, and it is not commonly known that you may be entitled to claim compensation if you have suffered from one of them. However, it is important that you speak to one of our personal injury solicitors** Leeds who will be able to explain the process in more detail.
Some of the more common examples of work related illnesses include poisoning, vibration white finger, repetitive strain injury or asbestos related diseases. Of course, this list is non- exhaustive, and there are a number of other work related illnesses and injuries that can occur as a result of employers or individuals negligence.
Work Related Illness Injury Claims
Asbestos related illnesses occur after exposure to asbestos. Possible diseases to arise are mesothelioma and lung cancer. Unfortunately, asbestos has been used in many industries for a number of years, and this means that there are now a number of people suffering as a result of inhalation of dangerous fumes associated with asbestos whilst at work. It may well be the case that the illness was caused many years ago; this does not mean that you can not now claim compensation and you should speak to our personal injury experts in Leeds as soon as possible.
Injuries such as vibration white finger and repetitive strain injury may occur as a result of a failure in the duty of care held by an employer. For example, there may not be appropriate and correct Health and Safety training in place. Further, an employer may not comply with regulations relating to the air temperature, sound levels or the provision of correct protective equipment and/or clothing.
Regardless of the type of work related illness that you have, and whether it be a minor physical injury or a more serious, long-term mental health issue, it is important to speak to one of our personal injury experts in Leeds who will be able to talk you through the compensation claim procedure.
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