There are many reasons why an employee might fall victim to an industrial disease. In general, these occur when a working environment is unsafe, and in cases where this is the fault of an employer you may be able to make a compensation claim.
Types of Industrial Disease
Croftons Solicitors can help with a broad range of industrial diseases, working hard to ensure you receive not only the appropriate financial compensation but also prompt medical treatment paid for by your employer’s insurance company.
Some of the conditions we deal with include hearing loss, loss of sight and vibration white finger, while we can also help with many different repetitive strain injuries, such as:
- Bursitis – swelling around the shoulder, hip, elbow or knee joint
- Carpal tunnel syndrome – tingling sensation or pain in the fingers and hands
- Epicondylitis – pain in the elbow and forearm, even when carrying out simple tasks
- Tennis elbow – one of the most common types of epicondylitis
- Tenosynovitis – inflammation around the tendons in the hands
- Trigger Finger – a form of tenosynovitis that causes a digit to become stuck in one position
Making Your Claim
Industrial disease claims are subject to a three-year time limit in a similar way to other personal injury and accident at work cases.
However, if you are diagnosed with a work related illness, you have three years from the date you receive this information in which to make your claim. If you wait any longer you will not be eligible for compensation.
As industrial disease sufferers often may not find out about their condition until months or even years after they contract it, this adjustment to the time limit means they are not penalised when it comes to making a compensation claim.
If you would like to discuss your industrial disease claim with Croftons Solicitors, you can fill in our online form or call us free on 0800 2800 094.
Our team will then review your claim, and where possible we may be able to help you on a no win, no fee basis.