Industrial disease claims
Whatever your injury or illness, if it was caused or made worse by work, our team of experts are here to help you claim compensation. We always handle cases with the utmost sensitivity and put our clients first.
When you get in touch we will assess if you have a claim for industrial disease and explain how much compensation you may be entitled to.
Our industrial disease solicitors are ready to take on your compensation claim, so get in touch today.
Common industrial disease claims
Hearing loss claims
Whether you suffer from tinnitus, noise-induced hearing loss or acoustic shock syndrome, the effects have the potential to be devastating.
We understand that hearing loss can have a negative impact on your life, making social interactions and your work life difficult. You may not be able to hear your loved ones properly, or you might even be in constant pain.
If your hearing loss was caused by exposure to excessive noise in your workplace then we can help you.
Carpal tunnel syndrome claims
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a work-related condition that affects your wrist. It can develop from working with vibratory tools or as a result of heavy lifting and repetitive hand movements.
If your employer hasn’t taken appropriate care to prevent carpal tunnel syndrome from developing, we can help you claim compensation.
Anyone who has inhaled asbestos fibres could develop diseases such as asbestosis, pleural thickening and mesothelioma.
Generally, exposure to asbestos fibre occurred in the workplace, but you could also have been exposed to it second-hand. For example, if your partner worked with asbestos and carried the fibres home on their clothes. You may also have been exposed if you lived or worked close to a construction site.
If you are suffering as a result of inhaling asbestos fibres in the past, you are likely able to claim compensation. We can also help loved ones of those who have passed from asbestos-related disease with their claim.
Vibration white finger and hand arm vibration claims
Vibration white finger(VWF) and hand arm vibration syndrome(HAVS) can affect anyone who works with vibratory tools like pneumatic drills. It can be really painful and affect your day-to-day life.
VWF and HAVS most commonly causes a loss of strength and dexterity in your hands.
If symptoms are more severe, you may need to stop working or change jobs, causing you to suffer financially.
With the right protective equipment and plenty of breaks these conditions can generally be prevented. If your employer has failed to implement the correct safety procedures, allowing you to develop VWF or HAVS as a result, you can claim compensation.
Back injury claims
We often find that the three most common types of work-related back injuries stem from carrying out repetitive tasks, spending longer periods of time in unnatural positions or as a result of an isolated incident.
When your back injury was caused or made worse by work, you are entitled to compensation.
Occupational asthma claims
Asthma is a breathing condition which people can be born with or develop later in life. It can also be caused and worsened by exposure to certain airborne substances at work.
If you’re exposed to airborne substances at work which caused or worsened your asthma you are likely able to claim compensation.
Symptoms of occupational asthma include shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing, constricted chest movement and asthma attacks.
Your employer should take adequate preventative measures to limit exposure and prevent this type of illness. If they haven’t, they can be held responsible.
Repetitive strain injury claims
Repetitive strain injuries are very common, but also very painful.
We understand that if you develop a repetitive strain injury due to your work you feel frustrated that your employer hasn’t done anything to prevent it.
We believe negligent employers should be held accountable for their actions, so we do our best to help those suffering from a repetitive strain injury caused by work.
Our team understand what you’re going through, and will help you receive compensation so you can look forward to your future.
Occupational dermatitis claims
Dermatitis is a skin condition with which a person’s skin becomes inflamed and sore.
It often affects people’s hands the most, and can be caused by frequent exposure to chemicals and hazardous substances.
If your employer hasn’t taken the correct steps to prevent you from developing occupational dermatitis, our industrial disease solicitors can help you be compensated.
Unfortunately, sometimes accidents at work occur that are so severe that it is medically necessary to perform an amputation.
Obviously, this will have a devastating impact on a person’s life and flip their world upside down. It can affect your physical and psychological wellbeing, and could mean you could no longer work.
We understand what a significant impact having to undergo an amputation can have on your life, which is why we want to help you get compensated.
Industrial Disease Claims With AWH Solicitors
Our success stories
Have you suffered injury or illness as a result of the conditions at work? Then you are likely owed compensation.
As experts in their field our solicitors are ready to take on your case.
The expertise of our industrial disease team is clear from our many success stories. From occupational asthma to mesothelioma claims, our team have always worked hard to get our clients the best results.
Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!
- Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
- Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
- Authorise Once we’ve got all the details of your case and you’re happy to proceed, just give us the go-ahead
- We get to work It’s time for us to get to work! We’ll set up your file on our system and get to work right away
What our clients are saying about us
Very efficient firm. You have handled my case’s impeccably. My advisor, Charlotte, has been 100% professional and efficient.
You were the third solicitor firm who handled my claim. Things were going at a pedantic rate but your file handles Craig Johnson kept me informed and advised me whenever! The claim took over 3 years from start to finish but Craig worked on it in good time.
She saw to every little detail and made sure I was reassured every step of the way. She showed me empathy and always went the extra mile.
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