Occupational disease, also called work-related illness or industrial disease, occurs when an employee is exposed to harmful conditions in the workplace and develops a health condition as a result. An employer’s failure to upload the necessary health and safety standards can be detrimental to an individual’s quality of life, and in some cases even fatal.
If you have been a victim of occupational disease then you may be entitled compensation. Our team of specialist occupational disease lawyers are experts in their field and are dedicated to securing our clients the compensation they deserve. We also work on behalf of the relatives of individuals who have sadly died as a result of work-related illnesses.
What is occupational disease?
There are a variety of ways an employer can fail you as an employee, such as:
- Prolonged exposure to hazardous substances
- Failure to provide personal protective equipment
- Inadequate breaks
- Failure to provide adequate training.
Many of our clients work in construction and decorating, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing or food processing. However, occupational disease is seen in a range of industries, including people working as hairdressers, cleaners, firefighters and those working with animals.
Common occupation diseases include:
- Asbestos-related diseases – particularly mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer, pleural thickening
- Noise-related injuries and hearing loss
- Vibration syndromes
- Occupational asthma
- Cancer – particularly lung, bladder and skin cancer
If you have an illness or health condition that you suspect was caused by negligence in the workplace, get in touch with the expert occupational disease solicitors at Terry Jones Solicitors today.
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