Industrial Disease Compensation

industrial diseases

Poor workplace ergonomics contributes towards industrail diseases to occur

An Industrial Disease is any disease or illness that you suffer from as a result of your work or working environment. Industrial diseases can be developed in a variety of ways, for example after exposure to hazardous substances, poor workstation ergonomics or continued lifting of heavy loads.

There are also many work related injuries or industrial injuries that occur after accidents in the workplace, these can also be valid compensation claims.

If you are suffering from an industrial disease or another work related injury, you could claim compensation. If your illness or injury wasn’t you fault then fill in the form on the right of the page to find out how much compensation you could claim.

Industrial Diseases

Some common medical conditions and industrial diseases which you may be entitled to claim compensation for include:

Pneumoconiosis, Mesothelioma and Asbestosis

Affect those who work with asbestos, or have been exposed to asbestos dust

Occupational Deafness

Mostly seen in those who use pneumatic drills, or work in the concrete, textile, and metal industries. Also shipbuilding, metalworking, quarrying, demolition, shoe manufacture and other manufacturing.

Vibration White Finger

Examples include workers using vibrating tools in metalworking, or equipment used in mining, quarrying, demolition, or in road construction.

Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive movements of the fingers, hands and arms which can affect typists and clerks.

Inflammation of the Tendons of the Hand or Forearm

Manual labour, or frequent or repeated movements of the hand or wrist. For example, routine assembly workers.

Tetanus

Serious bacterial infection that usually results from the contaminated workplace

Dermatitis

Inflammation of the skin (e.g. rashes , etc.) after exposure to the harmful substances

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Numbness, tingling and pain in the thumb and fingers of one or both hands.

Asthma

Developed after exposure to fumes or dust.

Chronic Bronchitis or Emphysema

Exposure to coal dust from working underground in a coal mine

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