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Your employer has a legal duty to keep you safe at work. If you’ve sustained an industrial disease, such as hearing damage, an asbestos related illness, or respiratory problems, in the course of employment, we can help you claim industrial disease compensation.
Industrial injury is often caused by exposure to a substance, e.g. asbestos, or as a result of working with unsafe methods or work conditions, over a number of years. These are complex claims but our lawyers have the knowledge, experience and commitment needed to ensure your claim is fully investigated and pursued.
In many cases, years may have passed since you last worked in a job that could have exposed you to injury or disease. Alternatively, you might be unsure of exactly when or where the exposure occurred. Our experienced lawyers can help by conducting searches and enquiries on your behalf to find the guilty culprits.
Our industrial disease solicitors’ expertise
If your health or a family member’s health has been affected by work, we may be able to help you bring a claim for compensation. Our wide-ranging expertise includes:
- Asbestos diseases, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, asbestos related lung cancer, and pleural thickening
- Vibration White Arm/Hand/Finger
- Industrial Deafness, acoustic shock, and tinnitus
- Repetitive strain injury
- Occupational asthma and other respiratory problems
- Occupational dermatitis
- Chemical poisoning
- Occupational cancers
Our priority is to help you achieve the justice you deserve for suffering injury simply by making a living. We can’t turn back time or stem the pain of losing a family member, however, we will do everything we can to help you win the compensation you deserve to boost your quality of life.
Time Limits for Compensation Claims
It is important to note that there is a time limit within which claims for industrial disease must be formally commenced. The time limit is not always easy to understand, so we always recommend taking professional advice as soon as possible.
Court proceedings must be issued within 3 years from the date when you first experienced significant symptoms which you had reasonable grounds to believe were caused by your work or negligence of a third party.
This is often referred as date of knowledge. It can be difficult to determine at which point the symptoms would be considered significant and when the 3-year limit expires.
Do not be put off by the fact that the particular exposure occurred many years ago or whilst employed by more than one employer. If the thought crosses your mind that your illness could be work-related, you need to make enquiries.
Given the complexity of these claims the right legal representation is often critical to the prospects of success and the team at Wheelers are here to help you every step of the way.
Personal injury claims FAQs
If you're still uncertain as to whether you qualify for industrial disease compensation, we have answered this, and other frequently asked questions about personal injury claims, on our dedicated FAQ page.
Why choose Wheelers’ industrial disease solicitors?
Wheelers provides bespoke legal services across a wide range of areas, including personal injury and negligence. We’ve been serving our local communities across Ash Vale, Farnborough, and Fleet for over 25 years.
Our approach has always been to put our clients’ needs at the centre of everything we do. We’ve built the success of our firm, not just on legal knowledge, but the ability to apply our knowledge for the good of our community.
Our service isn’t limited to drafting legal documents. Our goal is to support you as much as possible throughout your industrial disease claim, and hopefully make your life a little bit easier at this stressful time.
Our extensive experience means we know exactly how to build a strong claim and we have an impressive track record for successfully winning substantial compensation for our clients.