Industrial Disease Claims: Pursue Justice with OH Parsons

If you or a loved one has endured the devastating impact of an industrial disease, you deserve comprehensive legal support to navigate the complexities of a compensation claim.

We stand as your allies in the pursuit of justice, providing premium support to clients for all manner of industrial disease claims. Our no win, no fee industrial disease solicitors offer end-to-end legal guidance, striving to achieve deserved compensation.

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What is an Industrial Disease Claim?

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, 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 – and many end up inflicted with certain industrial diseases and illnesses.

If you have suffered from any such health conditions, OH Parsons industrial disease lawyers can help you make an industrial disease claim against your employer (or other guilty party) and secure your industrial disease compensation. From repetitive trauma and occupational asthma to encounters with hazardous substances, we provide legal advice to help you deal with these life-altering workplace injuries.

What Types of Industrial Disease Can You Claim for?

Workplace negligence can result in a number of harmful conditions. Our professional industrial disease solicitors can help you make the following claims with respect to industrial disease:

  • Industrial disease claims for respiratory diseases including Asbestos-related diseases, Silicosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, or occupational asthma
  • Claims for compensation due to cancers caused by inhalation or absorption through the skin of fumes and dust
  • Hearing loss claims including acoustic shock, hearing loss due to noise, tinnitus, etc.
  • Repetitive strain injury claims including carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, ulnar neuropathy, Tennis Elbow, and Tenosynovitis
  • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome Claims (previously called Vibration White Finger) including vibration-induced Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Whole Body Vibration Syndrome
  • Chemical Poisoning
  • Occupational Dermatitis
  • Osteoarthritis

Please note that this list is not a comprehensive list of possible industrial diseases. There are countless conditions that employees can suffer from if their employers fail to provide them with proper risk management facilities.

How Does the Industrial Disease Claims Process Work?​

At OH Parsons, we support our clients every step of the way to help them get the compensation they deserve. Starting the industrial disease claims process isn’t always easy, but with expert solicitors on your side it can be made a whole lot simpler.

  • During the initial stages of the process we will require a statement from you describing your illness, how it started and how it is affecting your day-to-day life. At this point you can also provide any documents that may help your case, such as medical records. We will also need to take further details of your workplace, and perhaps details of your colleagues if they would be happy to provide witness statements.
  • Following this, we will send a letter to the company responsible for your illness. This is known as a ‘letter of claim’ and is used to inform your employer that you are starting the process and that they are at fault for your illness. The employer will then contact their insurance company, providing they have Employer’s Liability Insurance, to deal with proceedings from then on.
  • If the insurance provider does not agree to providing the necessary compensation, the issue can be escalated and taken to court. OH Parsons will continue to support clients and provide services until the claim is resolved.

How Does the Legal Process Work for Industrial Disease Compensation?

Seeking compensation for industrial diseases involves understanding the types of damages available. Here at OH Parsons, our solicitors work diligently to ensure you receive fair compensation for all economic and non-economic damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

With each industrial disease claim being so unique, we make sure to tailor our approach to the specific circumstances of your case. Our goal is always to maximise your compensation and provide the support you need during this challenging time.

Who is Eligible to Make a Claim?

Individuals eligible to make an industrial disease claim include employees who have developed a work-related illness due to hazardous or unsafe workplace conditions. If the affected employee has passed away, their dependents, such as spouses, children, or legal representatives, can file the claim on their behalf.

To proceed with a claim, it’s necessary to provide evidence of the employment and a medical diagnosis linking the disease to the workplace environment. Dependents must demonstrate how the industrial disease resulted from the working conditions and prove the subsequent impact on the family. Consulting a specialized solicitor can help navigate the claim process effectively.

What Compensation Could I Receive From an Industrial Disease Claim?

For an industrial disease claim, you can receive various types of compensation, including:

  • Medical Expenses: Covering costs for treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for income lost due to inability to work during recovery.
  • Future Loss of Earnings: Payments for reduced earning capacity if the disease affects long-term ability to work
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical and emotional distress caused by the disease.
  • Disability Benefits: Payments for partial or total disability resulting from the disease.
  • Home Modifications: Costs for necessary adjustments to your living environment.
  • Care and Assistance Costs: Covering expenses for personal care or assistance required due to the illness.

Our Legal Expertise in Industrial Disease Claims

Navigating the legal landscape of industrial disease claims requires specialised knowledge and experience. At OH Parsons, our industrial disease solicitors bring a wealth of expertise to each case. We understand the intricacies of these claims, ensuring that you receive comprehensive and effective legal representation.

From establishing the link between your illness and workplace conditions to negotiating with insurance companies, our legal experts are committed to securing the compensation you deserve.

The OH Parsons No Win No Fee Guarantee

We believe that justice should be accessible to all, regardless of financial circumstances. That’s why we operate on a “No Win, No Fee” basis for industrial disease claims. This means that you won’t face any upfront costs, and our fees are contingent on the success of your case. Our commitment to this approach ensures that seeking justice doesn’t add financial strain during an already challenging time.

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More About Industrial Disease Claims

Understanding relevant workplace safety and health regulations is crucial for pursuing industrial disease claims. Our legal team stays abreast of the latest regulations to provide informed guidance. We assess how these regulations apply to your case, ensuring that negligence or violations are thoroughly addressed. Find out more about our team here.

The comprehensive approach we adopt here at OH Parsons is designed to strengthen your claim and increase the likelihood of a favourable outcome.

In industrial disease claims, establishing a clear link between the illness and workplace conditions is crucial. Our solicitors work closely with medical professionals to gather compelling evidence supporting your case. From diagnosing the industrial disease to documenting the exposure and its impact on your health, we ensure a comprehensive medical foundation for your claim. This meticulous approach strengthens your position, providing a solid basis for pursuing compensation.

Many industrial diseases we see have resulted from exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. Our legal team investigates the conditions of your work environment, identifying substances that may have contributed to your illness. Whether it’s asbestos, dangerous chemicals, or other harmful agents, we delve into the specifics of your case. Understanding the correlation between workplace conditions and your industrial disease is pivotal in building a compelling claim.

Occupational diseases can manifest in various forms, each presenting unique challenges. Our solicitors specialise in navigating the complexities of different industrial diseases, including carpal tunnel syndrome, occupational asthma, and more. We understand the distinct legal nuances associated with each condition, allowing us to tailor our approach to the specific challenges of your case. Our expertise ensures that, no matter the nature of your industrial disease, you receive dedicated and informed legal representation.

Lengtsi Curran

5/5

Chris Lewis of OH Parsons has been nothing but Professional, Courteous, Knowledgeable and PATIENT. Navigating me throughout these 4 1/2 years with prompts and good advise to a final successful conclusion.
My sincere gratitude and thanks to all involved. Would highly recommend.

Client Success Stories

We’re proud of the positive outcomes we have achieved for our clients, and their feedback speaks to our commitment to securing the maximum compensation for their injuries. 

We have successfully represented numerous clients in their claims for injuries compensation, particularly those involving serious injuries such as whiplash and spinal cord injuries. Read some of our client success stories to see how we have made a difference in the lives of those we have represented.

Man Awarded £508,000 Compensation For Injury At Work

5/5

The judge found that the claimant’s work had made a material contribution to his injury and that if it wasn’t for the injury the claimant would have continued to do this job until the age of 67 and was awarded over £508,000. 

£4.15m Settlement For Man Blinded At Work

5/5

This case settled at JSM for £4.15m, net of any deduction for alleged contributory negligence. Whilst not formally sub-divided, the award is broadly commensurate with care and assistance of over £2m, general damages of £335k, loss of earnings of £450k, accommodation of £350k, travel/transport expenses of over £200k, case management of £350k and equipment of £200k, plus lesser heads of loss. 

Airport Worker Awarded £150,000 Compensation for Personal Injury

5/5

We succeeded in obtaining a gross settlement of £150,000 for our client to compensate him for his pain and suffering, as well as his past and future financial losses. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Industrial Disease Claims

If you want to make a claim for industrial or occupational disease, you must complete the process within 3 years of your initial suffering with the condition (as per the statute of limitations). This date must be the date upon which the court would determine you should have known you had the condition, and that it was related to your work. Determining this can be complicated, but we will always be happy to explain the court’s approach and how it impacts your claim on an individual basis.

Industrial disease claims are usually settled out of court as most employers agree to pay compensation when they are approached by our expert industrial disease lawyers. However, if they fail to admit to their mistakes then we may have to issue court proceedings. We will try to settle the case and secure your deserved compensation as soon as possible.

Industrial diseases vary a lot in terms of their severity, and therefore their value. In theory, the more severe the disease, the more compensation you will receive. The compensation amount will also depend on a number of other factors, but our helpful team will be there to keep you fully informed of your potential payout throughout the process.

Yes, you can still pursue an industrial disease claim even if your former employer is no longer in business. OH Parsons can guide you on the appropriate legal steps to take in such cases.

Workers’ compensation experts contribute vital insights into the connection between workplace conditions and your illness or injury. They play a crucial role in strengthening your case by providing expert opinions and evidence.

Yes, you can. Economic damages cover financial losses like medical expenses and lost wages, while non-economic damages include pain and suffering. OH Parsons will strive to maximise your compensation for both types of damages.

To choose the best solicitor for your industrial disease claim, you should consider the following:

  • Experience: Look for solicitors with a strong track record in industrial disease cases.
  • Specialization: Ensure they specialize in industrial disease law.
  • Success Rate: Check their history of successful claims.
  • Client Reviews: Read testimonials and reviews from previous clients.
  • Accreditations: Verify their professional credentials and memberships in relevant legal associations.
  • Consultation: Arrange a consultation to assess their approach and compatibility.

As with many conditions and diseases, symptoms can take a long time to appear or cause enough discomfort to be noticeable. If you have noticed symptoms of industrial disease but it has been a while, even years since you have been in the workplace, you may still be entitled to make an industrial disease claim.

In some cases, the sufferer of industrial disease is too ill or simply lacks the capacity to claim for themselves. In such situations it’s common for another person, usually family members, to claim on their behalf. So, if you have a family member or close friend who suffers from a condition or injury caused by their working environment, you may be entitled to make a claim on their behalf.

Industrial Disease Claims After Death

The loss of a loved one due to an incident or ongoing negligence at their workplace is a very difficult situation for anyone to handle. However, our industrial disease solicitors are here to offer legal support.

Industrial disease claims after death provide loved ones with a solution for gaining compensation and holding employers accountable for their actions. Successful cases provide compensation and a sense of justice to the loved ones of those who have died due to workplace hazards and employer negligence.

Yes. You can claim on behalf of the deceased if you are a dependent or family member of the deceased person. You can also take legal action if you are an executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate.

Industrial disease claims after death provide loved ones with a solution for gaining compensation and holding employers accountable for their actions.

It’s important to take note that if a loved one has died from illness or industrial disease and you would like to make a claim, you have three years from the date of the death to make a compensation claim, provided they passed away within three years of diagnosis.

Compensation for industrial disease after death varies widely based on factors such as the disease type, severity, the deceased’s age, and dependents. Each case is unique, and consulting a specialised industrial disease solicitor can provide precise guidance tailored to individual circumstances.

When compensation is paid out, it is distributed according to the deceased’s will and cannot be dictated by the person who claims. If there is no will, the compensation will be handled according to intestacy rules.

£180,000 industrial disease compensation

5/5

A retired union member died after being diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos that takes many decades to develop. 

We issued court proceedings for the retired union member’s widow and secured £180,000 compensation. 

Meet Our Industrial Disease Solicitors

At OH Parsons, our seasoned team of industrial disease solicitors prioritise understanding the intricacies of your case, ensuring minimal disruption to you and your family throughout the claims process. Acknowledging the anxiety that initiating a legal claim may bring, we delve deeply into cases, collaborating with top-notch experts and barristers. 

Our solicitors build trust through expertise, transparency, and compassionate client care offering offer clear, honest advice to help you understand your legal options. We also provide regular communication, successful case histories and a genuine commitment to securing fair compensation.

About OH Parsons

Discover a dedicated team of industrial disease solicitors ready to guide you through the intricate process of claiming compensation for the harm caused by workplace conditions. From asbestos-related illnesses to repetitive trauma injuries, our legal experts specialise in a wide array of industrial disease cases.

Contact OH Parsons

For personalised guidance and assistance with your industrial disease claim, connect with our solicitors at OH Parsons. We’re here to champion your rights and facilitate the compensation you rightfully deserve.

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