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Industrial Diseases can be an insidious aspect of work. In cases of Asbestos exposure, symptoms of a disease can take decades to manifest, and can often prove fatal. If your employer didn’t manage the risks, withheld the necessary PPE or improper training in dealing with dangerous substances or practices, you may be able to claim. Contact our team to discuss injury compensation from employer negligence.


Industrial Disease, chemical injury from work in Leeds Compensation Claims

Industrial Disease Claims Leeds

Posted in: Industrial Deafness and DiseaseWorkplace Injuries

If you have developed an industrial illness, it is more than likely that you will be entitled to compensation. Our Leeds-based lawyers are experienced in handling all work-related injury and illness cases and can help you win the compensation that you rightly deserve. You employer owes you a duty of care, and if that duty of care has not been met that you are more than justified in seeking compensation. Unfortunately, workplace illness is a common issue in the UK, especially within working environments where harmful substances are handled, such…

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Asbestos Claims, lung cancer claims, mesothelioma solicitors Leeds

New Mesothelioma Funding for North East

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesothelioma

Government funding has paved the way for a new mesothelioma cancer research centre in the North East of England. Rates of mesothelioma are particularly high in the North East due to the region’s historic links to industry. Asbestos was routinely used as an insulating material in industries such as ship building, car manufacturing and construction. When asbestos is disturbed, the microscopic fibres can be breathed into the lungs and can lead to the development of mesothelioma many years later. The news of the £5million research centre was welcomed by Chris…

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Making a Claim for Asbestos Related Death

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureEmployer NegligenceIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesothelioma

Before being banned in 1999, asbestos was routinely used in many industries. It was a standard insulating material and was used in manufacturing, electronics and boiler making. For this reason, the workers who are most at risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease include construction workers, electricians, builders and those who worked in the shipbuilding industries. Due to the industrial connection, the vast majority of asbestos disease sufferers are male. When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed through demolition, chipping or sawing, tiny fibres of asbestos will move into the air…

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Plea to help workers affected by asbestos

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesothelioma

When figures revealed that 85 people in the Doncaster area had died from asbestos-related cancer over a four-year period, campaigners demanded that more support should be offered to those affected. The figures showed that 85 people, who had worked primarily in the industrial sector, had died from mesothelioma between 2010 and 2014. 6.2 deaths per 100,000 people were caused by mesothelioma in Doncaster, furnishing it with the 43rd highest mortality rate in England and Wales. The average rate for England and Wales is 4.4 deaths per 100,000 people. “legacy of…

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Mesothelioma suffer fights to prove asbestos exposure

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesotheliomaWorkplace Injuries

67-year-old Brian Coffey, diagnosed with mesothelioma in April, has turned to his former colleagues to help him prove his exposure to deadly asbestos at work. The cancer sufferer from Walkergate in Newcastle believes that his cancer was caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres during his time at work at Morley Coachworks (between 1985 and 1986) and the Prescription Pricing Authority (between 1987 and 1994). Mr Coffey said that many of his colleagues at Morley Coachworks worked on clutch and brake linings, which were made from asbestos, and he often…

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Dockyard workers win £35m in asbestos poisoning compensation

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureEmployer NegligenceIndustrial Deafness and Disease

Figures have been released by the Ministry of Defence revealing that dockyard workers have been awarded a total of £35m in compensation for asbestos poisoning at Devonport Dockyard in Plymouth. A Freedom of Information Act request has highlighted that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has had to settle a total of 273 cases for asbestos-related illnesses in the last 7 years, (spanning from 2006 to 2013). These compensation claims led to a total of £19.4m being paid out. Plymouth has been highlighted as the city with the highest rates of…

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Widow receives £700,000 in asbestos compensation

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureEmployer NegligenceIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesothelioma

A widow who contracted the same cancer as her husband had, has received £700,000 in asbestos compensation following years of washing his asbestos-covered clothing.  66-year-old Monica Haxton cared for her husband Ronald as he suffered with mesothelioma.  Ronald had spent years working as an electrician for Philips Electronics UK Ltd in Guildford before eventually dying of the incurable lung cancer associated with asbestos. Mrs Haxton, a mother of four and a grandmother of eight, cared for her husband during his final years, and two years before his death in 2009,…

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Dermatitis Compensation

Posted in: Industrial Deafness and DiseasePersonal Injury

Dermatitis is an irritation, inflammation or reddening of the skin, such as eczema or having eczema-like symptoms, which can be very itchy, painful and interfere with your quality of life. You may also suffer from rashes, blisters or hives, or dry flaky scales of skin. Dermatitis can become genuinely debilitating, especially if you have it on the palms of your hands as this can prevent you from working. You may not be aware that you may be entitled to claim compensation if you suffer from dermatitis as a result of,…

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Industrial Deafness Compensation Claims

Posted in: Industrial Deafness and DiseaseWorkplace Injuries

Occupational deafness, which is also referred to as industrial deafness, is the loss of hearing arising as a result of certain factors occurring in a workplace environment. If you have suffered industrial deafness at work in Leeds or surrounding areas, our team can help you claim compensation. Occupational deafness often occurs after an individual has worked in an environment where loud machinery is being used. Common examples include working in a factory or on a construction site. However, this does not mean that other occupations can not lead to claims.…

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Illness from the Workplace Compensation Claims

Posted in: Industrial Deafness and DiseaseWorkplace Injuries

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** for Leeds, wewill 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…

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European Parliament adopts report on asbestos

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureEmployer NegligenceIndustrial Deafness and Disease

The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament has adopted a report on dealing with the problem of asbestos, reports the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). The report is largely in line with the stated aims of the ETUC and organisations representing asbestos victims in different countries. The report explores the different areas in which the European Union can intervene, and calls for a policy that protects workers and the population effectively. It notes that millions of tonnes of asbestos in existing buildings and facilities continue to…

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Reducing occupational exposures to bloodborne viruses

Posted in: Industrial Deafness and DiseaseMedical NegligenceWorkplace Injuries

There were 541 reports of needle stick injuries that exposed healthcare workers to patients carrying bloodborne viruses in 2011, twice as many as a decade ago (2002) when 271 exposures were reported. The figures come from the Health Protection Agency’s fourth Eye of the Needle report, which includes occupational exposures to bloodborne viruses in healthcare workers reported by hospitals through the HPA’s enhanced surveillance system. These reports are only a fraction of needle stick injuries that would have occurred. Since the previous report, which presented data until the end of…

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Demolition firm fined for illegal asbestos removal

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureEmployer NegligenceIndustrial Deafness and Disease

A Cheltenham demolition company has been prosecuted after exposing its own workers to dangerous asbestos fibres and illegally removing asbestos waste from a property in Gloucester. The court heard the firm undertook an asbestos survey before demolishing the building showing it contained a quantity of Asbestos Insulating Board (AIB). The report identified that this would have to be safely removed in a controlled manner before demolition went ahead. However, during a six-week period in August and September 2011, the building was demolished and asbestos boarding removed by the firm’s employees,…

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HSE publishes workplace ill health and injury figures

Posted in: Industrial Deafness and DiseaseWorkplace Injuries

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published provisional statistics on workplace injuries and work-related ill health and injury in Britain between April 2011 and March 2012. The figures show that: 22,433 major injuries such as amputations, fractures and burns, to employees were reported – a rate of 89.90 injuries per 100,000 workers – compared with 24,944 in 2010/11. The average for the past five years is 27,170.88,731 other injuries serious enough to keep people off work for four or more days were reported – a rate of 355.5 injuries…

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Oil Rig Accident Injuries

Oil Rig Accident Compensation Claims

Posted in: Industrial Deafness and DiseaseWorkplace Injuries

Employers owe their employees a duty of care. This means that employers are responsible for health and safety in the workplace. This duty applies to all working environments but employers have to take extra care when it comes to high risk working environments such as oil rigs. Oil rigs are heavily regulated and therefore oil rig injuries are rare, nevertheless when they do occur they can be fatal and you just have to look at the oil rig that caught fire and exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010…

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Claim for Work Injuries from Industrial & Manual Environments

Posted in: Industrial Deafness and DiseaseWorkplace Injuries

Industrial injuries are those that have occurred in heavy duty environments such as construction, factories and warehouses. If you have suffered an injury in an industrial accident then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. This is because most industrial injuries are a result of an employer’s negligence. What is Employee Duty of Care? Employers have a duty of care towards the health and safety of their employees. This means that they are responsible for providing employees with the appropriate training (such as manual handling) and health…

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Vibration White Finger Compensation Claims

Posted in: Industrial Deafness and DiseaseWorkplace Injuries

Vibration White Finger (VWF), also known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), is an industrial injury normally caused by using hand operated power tools and is common in industries such as coal mining and construction. How Does Vibration White Finger Effect Arms and Hands? It results in a tingling or cold sensation, numbness or discolouring of the fingers and general lack of dexterity or grip and aches and pains throughout the hand and arm. It is called VWF because its symptoms are suspected to be caused by the effect on…

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Asbestos and Mesothelioma Compensation Claims

Posted in: Asbestos ExposureIndustrial Deafness and DiseaseMesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an industrial disease; a form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a material that was popularly used in the building trade before its dangers, like developing cancer from exposure, were discovered. Many of the employees who worked in such an environment where asbestos was used did not realise straightaway that they have contracted mesothelioma as the symptoms can take time to appear and if you worked in an environment where asbestos was used, you may wish to get a medical check up. At the time,…

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Lung Disease Compensation Claims

Posted in: Industrial Deafness and Disease

Lung disease is quite the broad term. It covers a number of illnesses including breathing disorders such as silicosis or pneumoconiosis. If you suffer from a lung disease as a result of a third party’s negligence then you could make a compensation claim against that party. Those most likely to be able to make a lung disease compensation claim are those who have contracted the illness through the course of their employment, for example those who have been exposed to dust, chemicals or asbestos whilst at work. In these cases…

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