If you have developed or been diagnosed with an industrial disease within the last three years which was caused by your working conditions then you may be able to claim compensation from your former or current employer, regardless of when you were employed.
There are many Industrial Diseases which can be caused by exposure to dangerous working conditions or hazardous substances at work and include:
- Deafness and/or tinnitus
- Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
- Vibration White Finger
- Asbestos-related conditions
- Emphysema, asthma and other respiratory conditions
- Certain cancers
- Chemical poisoning
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
The above list is certainly not exhaustive, and if you find that you are diagnosed with any industrial disease, LA Law have a specialist team who are available to provide expert legal advice and assistance.
There are strict time limits for bring an Industrial Disease claim which is three years from the date you developed the condition and realised it was caused by your working conditions, so it is important that you seek advice as soon after diagnosis as possible.