Occupational disease

Occupational disease, or work-related illness/industrial disease, is a health condition caused by harmful conditions in the workplace. An employer’s failure to upload the necessary health and safety standards can cause a range of illnesses that are detrimental to an individual’s quality of life, and in some cases even fatal. If you have been a victim of occupational disease then it is likely you are entitled to compensation. Our team of specialist occupational disease lawyers will assess your claim and guide you through the process to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. We also work on behalf of the relatives of individuals who have sadly died as a result of work-related illnesses.

Many of our clients work in construction and decorating, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing or food processing. However, occupational disease can occur due to health and safety failures in a range of industries, including people working as hairdressers, cleaners, firefighters and those working with animals.

Common occupation diseases include:

Asbestos-related diseases – particularly mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer and pleural thickening
Noise-related injuries and hearing lossVibration syndromes
Occupational asthma
Cancer – particularly lung, bladder and skin cancer
Dermatitis
Poisoning

If you have an illness or health condition that you suspect was caused by negligence in the workplace, get in touch with the expert occupational disease solicitors at Parrott&Coales Solicitors today.