Industrial diseases come as a result of unfavourable working conditions. If you are suffering from one then you have every right to make a claim for financial compensation. Here are the most common industrial diseases that you may want to discuss with your lawyer:
- Asbestos related disease. In the early to mid-1900s it was thought that asbestos was a remarkable material that could be used for a variety of construction and industrial purposes. During the mid-1970s it was discovered that asbestos wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be. It was actually connected to many serious health effects. Some of the people who have been closely involved with asbestos have since developed serious diseases such as lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. These conditions will usually take years or decades to manifest.
- Respiratory disease. Occupations that are most at risk from suffering from these types of diseases are that of the baker, spray painter and those that involve small particles that can be inhaled. Asthma, lung issues and breathing difficulties affect approximately 200,000 people in the UK every year.
- Hand arm vibration syndrome. Also known as vibration white finger, this condition comes from using heavy equipment such as drills, compressed air tools and road breakers. It can leave the sufferer unable to perform any task that requires manual dexterity.
- Skin disease. Substances used by employees that cause a skin disease include chemicals and powders. People who hold jobs in the beauty industry, the construction industry and manufacturing are the most likely to be linked to these types of conditions.
If you are suffering from any of these industrial diseases then you should discuss them with a professional legal advisor who can help you make a claim against your employer.