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Industrial Disease Solicitors

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In any sector, employers have a responsibility to take reasonable precautions to protect their workers from harm.


The industrial disease solicitors at Pearl Lemon Legal put forth a great deal of effort to guarantee that anyone seeking to bring legal action related to an industrial disease receives the best possible counsel, and we can do this for you, at no out-of-pocket cost, on a no win, no fee basis.

What is an Industrial Disease?

The term “industrial disease” refers to nearly any ailment or condition that is brought on by your employment, rather than just simpler diseases.

Even if the company you worked for is no longer in operation, you can typically file a claim for industrial disease compensation if your employer can be proved, often with the help of expert industrial disease solicitors, breached their duty of care to keep you safe from harm.

The most commonly litigated industrial diseases that result in No Win No Fee compensation claims include, but aren’t limited, to all the following:

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Acoustic Shock

This is one of a number of industrial injuries that can seriously harm your hearing, sometimes on a permanent basis.


Acoustic shock occurs when there is an abrupt increase in volume or pitch. In addition to the more obvious workplaces, such as factories and warehouses, acoustic shock frequently affects those who work in call centres and can happen when there are technical issues, such as persistent feedback. Acoustic shock can also be brought on by other unexpected noises, such as quick, loud impact noises.


Tinnitus, a disorder that also affects hearing, causes high-pitched ringing, buzzing, or humming in the ears. It can result from exposure to excessively loud noises or acoustic shock (see above).

Industrial Deafness

People who have worked in loud environments without the proper ear protection or training are frequently affected by industrial deafness or noise induced hearing loss (NIHL).

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

This is a prevalent type of wrist and hand repetitive strain injury. The hand and fingers experience tingling or burning, numbness, and weakening as a result. Direct pressure placed over the carpal tunnel at the base of the palm may result in it and carpal tunnel syndrome is often suffered by office workers whose job calls for a great deal of typing.

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Other Repetitive Stress Injuries

Bursitis, ulnar neuropathy, and vibration white finger are other common industrial repetitive strain injuries. The little and ring fingers are affected by ulnar neuropathy; the knees and elbows are affected by bursitis; and vibration white finger is a common hand injury brought on by using vibrating tools on a regular basis.

Respiratory Diseases

These conditions, which are often brought on by exposure to dust, vapour, gas, or fumes, include occupational asthma and silicosis.


Even more serious respiratory related industrial diseases include Mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the membranes of the lung and the chest wall and is brought on by asbestos exposure, including breathing in asbestos fibres and pleural thickening, which also affects the lung’s lining. Symptoms include breathing difficulties and chest pain.

Skin Diseases

People exposed to chemicals and other substances at work run the risk of developing a variety of skin problems and diseases. Occupational dermatitis may result from chemical poisoning or exposure with allergens and irritant substances.

Welder's Injuries

Welding is an inherently dangerous job. With a condition known as arc eye, welding has the potential to damage the surface of the eyes in addition to burning the skin. Intense heat and fumes produced by welding can also potentially lead to respiratory problems.


These are only a few instances of the types of industrial illness claims that people file as a result of their employers’ failure to provide them with adequate protection. To discuss your unique case, contact one of our expert industrial disease solicitors today.

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When Can An Employee Make an Industrial Disease Claim?

It does not necessarily follow that you can file a successful and effective disease claim if you became unwell or contracted an industrial disease while working. A successful outcome hinges primarily on two factors, as it does with other personal injury claims:


Determining the causes of your disease or injury

Demonstrating that your employer’s negligence is the reason you are suffering


Employers are required by law to offer proper protection for their employees’ well-being, which includes safeguarding them from any health dangers at work.


This legally mandated protection can come in a variety of forms and the requirements vary, to a certain extent, from industry to industry. However, some of the most common protections employers must offer include:


  • Formal instructions for following safe practises and risk mitigation training
  • Supplying the appropriate safety gear and proper instruction on how to utilise it
  • Ensuring that the workplace is secure, with enough protection, ventilation, and warning signs.


Unfortunately, frequently these best practises are ignored, which can cause industrial diseases in workers. You might be eligible to file an industrial disease claim for compensation if you think your employer was negligent and as a result you became ill.


Building a comprehensive picture of your professional background will be necessary when filing an industrial disease claim.


Investigating and accumulating information is crucial, since you might not always be able to pinpoint when you first started experiencing symptoms from your injury or ailment. There are also time constraints involved in many cases. An experienced industrial disease solicitor, like those at Pearl Lemon Legal, will be able to determine if these apply in your unique case.

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Often, injured workers believe that they cannot bring an industrial disease claim because their employer is no longer in business. However, this is not always the case. As experienced industrial disease solicitors, we know that as long as we can find their insurers, we may still be able to help a client make a successful industrial disease claim.


Whatever your current illness or injury, It is always best to first seek competent legal guidance because claims relating to industrial diseases can be complicated. This is a specialised field of law that calls for knowledge and experience with claims relating to industrial diseases. At Pearl Lemon Legal, we are proud to say that our industrial disease solicitors have a lot of this.

What Kinds of Compensation Can Be Granted Via an Industrial Disease Claim?

The amount of compensation you may be eligible for if you file an industrial disease claim depends on a number of factors.  An industrial disease can have long-lasting and drastically life altering impacts. Your level of compensation will reflect this.


For instance, you could require more care and assistance from professional services. If they take on caregiving responsibilities, family members could also need financial assistance.


Treatment for your industrial sickness may also entail nonmedical costs, such as those for living and transportation. For example, you might need to modify your home in some way to make it easier for you to move around or just use the things inside, or even move house altogether.


Then there is the issue of any income lost as a result of your inability to work and how this may affect your future. Additionally, you are entitled to financial recompense for the suffering your disease, injury, or condition has caused you.

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How are Industrial Disease Claims Paid For?

If you make an industrial disease claim and are awarded compensation, this payment will typically come from the liability insurance carried by your employer. Your payments will therefore not be tied to the current fiscal health of your employer.

As soon as they start hiring employees, all firms and organisations in the UK are required to have liability insurance. At least £5 million must be covered by their employers’ liability insurance, even for a smaller firm.

There are also legal protections in place to protect you against discrimination or unjust dismissal if you are still employed at the same location when you file your industrial disease claim.

How Pearl Lemon Legal Can Help

Pearl Lemon Legal’s industrial disease solicitors are leaders in their field. To eliminate the risk associated with filing an industrial disease claim, our lawyers can work on a No Win No Fee basis, which means that we will be paid from the compensation you receive, not by you directly.


We will also make every effort to see that actions are taken to ensure that you recover and have the best quality of life after your diagnosis. If you have any questions about how our legal processes operate, you are more than welcome to contact us at any time. We offer a bespoke solution based on the distinct requirements of each of our clients.


Once we have carefully examined the specifics of your situation, we will be able to provide you with an estimate of the compensation you could get as experts in industrial disease claims, and advise you of just how your case should proceed in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

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