Can You Make an Industrial Disease Claim If The Company Is No Longer In Business?

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it is the duty of your employer to provide you with safe working conditions and protect you from health hazards of any kind. Unfortunately, it is not unusual that employers fail to fulfil the general criteria of safety for employees who end up inflicted with certain diseases and illnesses. 

Industrial diseases often take years to completely develop, by which time your former employer may have gone out of business. Contrary to popular belief, claims for compensation can still be made at this point. 

Employers’ Insurance Policies 

Employers have long been required to have insurance policies to cover them in the event that an employee has an injury deriving from industrial disease. Companies having Employers’ Liability Insurance means their insurer will still be liable for your compensation even if the company is no long in operation. 

How Long Do You Have To Make a Claim? 

If you learn that your illness or disease could potentially be related to your work, you have three years from the time of diagnoses to make a claim. An industrial disease’s aftereffects may last long after you leave your employment, and they may have a long-term impact on your life. Therefore, it is crucial to seek legal advice as quickly as possible. 

What Can You Claim For?

Your quality of life may be negatively affected by industrial disease illnesses causing:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of income 
  • Care and assistance 
  • Nursing expenses
  • Potential future losses 
  • Travel expenses 

At OH Parsons, we can assist clients in making all kinds of industrial disease claims and have secured tens of millions of pounds on compensation for our clients. Making an industrial disease claim is not always easy, but our expert solicitors will be there to assist you throughout the process.

Start your industrial disease compensation claim process today by filling out our form or giving us a call. 



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