According to the Health and Safety Executive there are around 1.1 million people with a work related illness in the UK.
If you are one of the 1.1 million who has become ill because your employer failed to protect you from harm, you can find out about making an industrial disease claim by calling 0800 633 5730.
At Imperium Law we have extensive experience winning compensation for workers who have been injured or made ill by their job.
While statistics show a decline in the number of cases of work related illness over the last decade, workers are still getting ill.
Whilst most employers adhere to health & safety guidelines and protect their employees from harm, there are those who are negligent and cut corners by not warning their employees of any danger and fail to offer appropriate training and protective equipment.
Occupational lung disease in the UK.
Each year there are around 13,000 deaths from occupational lung disease and related cancers caused by previous exposure to hazardous dusts and chemicals at work.
It is not only the individuals working with hazardous materials that may go on to develop an illness. There have been well documented cases of family members who have developed lung disease and cancer after exposure to dust and chemicals on works clothing brought into the home.
Work related cancer claim example:
One case was that of a widow who developed lung cancer after years of exposure to the asbestos present on her husband's works overalls.
Mrs H's husband had worked as an electrician, he developed mesothelioma after years of exposure to asbestos and sadly died in 2009.
Just couple of years later Mrs H also began to experience the same symptoms and was advised her cancer was terminal.
The cause of her illness was thoroughly investigated and it was proved that it had developed because she had been exposed to asbestos while washing her husbands works overalls.
A case for compensation was brought and she was awarded £505,000 by the high court, which included payments for her pain, suffering and shortened life expectancy. In addition the judge also awarded her £200,000 for 'loss of dependency’ after her husband’s death.
If you or a loved one has developed a cancer related illness because of your job, you are advised to call our industrial illness compensation team for a free 'no-obligation' review of your claim.
Making a compensation claim.
If like Mrs H you have lost a loved one or have developed cancer because of exposure to hazardous dusts and chemicals , we can help you to win a payout.
We have years of experience in this area of law and have won compensation for many workers who have become ill because of their job.
Why choose Imperium Law?
- We have the knowledge and expertise to get you a payout.
- We work tirelessly to obtain all the evidence needed to win your claim.
- We are dedicated to winning you the compensation you deserve.
- We always aim for the maximum payout.
- We are 'No Win-No Fee' solicitors and so you only pay us if we win your claim.
Contact our legal team to find out about making a claim by calling 0800 633 5730.