In the UK, all employers are legally obligated to protect the health and well-being of their staff when at work. If it can be proved that negligence has occurred while at work and the employer has failed to protect their employee who has contracted an industrial disease, then the employee may be entitled to compensation.
Your client can claim for the physical and mental suffering caused by the illness, and the impact it has had upon their day to day life. If they have been unable to work because of an illness or are unable to rejoin the workforce, they will also be able to claim for loss of earnings. If they have incurred medical or rehabilitation expenses or you now require constant care, they can claim compensation to cover the cost of these too.
At Med Chambers we cover a whole range of industrial diseases from asbestosis to vibration white finger. We can provide medical reports and the client’s medical history for their case; have the client examined to diagnose the condition, and assist both you and your client in taking the first steps to make a claim.
Here are just a few industrial diseases we cover:
- Allergic Alveolitis
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Dermatitis and other skin diseases of a similar nature
- NIHL (Noise Induced Hearing Loss) or Industrial Deafness
- Occupational Asthma