Industrial & Occupational Disease
This heading covers asbestos related injuries / conditions, other breathing and lung problems, noise induced hearing loss, vibration white finger, repetitive strain injury, occupational asthma, occupational dermatitis, etc. (any injury or condition that has resulted from repeated and prolonged exposure to adverse working conditions).
Often the injury / disease / condition will take years to develop. Sometimes you will not feel the effects of your injury for 20-30 years. It is therefore important to take specialist legal advice as soon as you suspect that you may have been injured so that important evidence and information can be obtained.
Whilst a Claimant normally has three years to make a claim for compensation from the date of the accident, industrial and occupational disease claims are given wider scope – a Claimant will have three years to make a claim from the date that they first became aware of the illness/injury. Therefore, as a Claimant, your three year period will start to run not just when you have received a formal diagnosis – but from when you should have been aware of the link between your symptoms and your previous employment history. This start date will obviously differ for every Claimant – if in doubt please call me to discuss this further.
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Industrial Disease Claim