Employers have a duty to protect their employees from industrial diseases and hazards under the government statute of Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations. A claim for compensation against the employer may result from negligence or breach of statutory duty.
Industrial disease or occupational illness claims apply to people employed in almost every aspect of industry such as steel manufacturing, mining and construction for example.
Noisy environments and exposure to hazardous substances such as chemicals or even asbestos or the use hand held tools can have a devastating effect upon an employee suffering from illness and the repercussions to their family.
If a disease has developed as a result of your working conditions it is important that specialist legal advice is sought to maximise potential compensation by identifying the best course of legal action and instructing the right medical expert.