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Industrial disease – winning that claim.

If you are suffering from a work related disease, specialist claims solicitors at Imperium Law can help you achieve the best settlement for your circumstances.

What work-related diseases can you claim for?

There are many industrial diseases we can help you claim for which include:

Whatever type of illness you have developed because of your job, we have an expert in our team to represent you.
  • lung cancer caused by asbestos dust
  • bladder cancer caused by aniline dyes and chemicals
  • nasal cancer caused by wood dust and chemicals
  • dermatitis and skin cancers cause by irritant dusts
  • cancers from benzene and other chemicals
  • asbestosis
  • mesothelioma
  • silicosis
  • pneumoconiosis
  • asthma caused by chemicals and dusts
  • neurological injuries from solvents
  • carbon monoxide poisoning
  • lead poisoning
  • legionnaires disease

Our specialist industrial diseases team has extensive experience winning claims in this area of law.

Examples of our claims successes include a landmark case against British Coal which opened the door to claims from other sick and elderly miners suffering illness due to colliery conditions.

At Imperium Law our solicitors are dedicated to getting you the settlement you deserve.

Claim example:

Under the Coal Health Compensation Scheme miners were offered compensation for illness related to colliery work. However there was a time limit for claims and the scheme closed in March 2004. Miners who became aware of their illness after this date were unable to make a claim.

Our company director Philip Jackson acted in the case of RB v British Coal Corporation, for a claimant suffering COPD who had worked for the National Coal Board (NCB) for over 20 years.

Through prolonged exposure to coal dust he had developed a lung disease, however the cut off date for compensation had passed by the time we were contacted.

Undeterred Philip took on the case which proceeded to the High Court, where it was determined by Justice Swift that in the interests of justice the case should proceed.

Despite resistance from NCB solicitors the claimant’s compensation claim was settled and an un-disclosed sum was paid out.

Thanks to the work of Philip Jackson this was the first claim allowed since the Coal Health Compensation Scheme closed.

This landmark ruling not only ensured that much needed compensation was paid to the claimant, it also opened the door for other miners who thought it was too late to claim the compensation they deserved.

This is just one example of how our solicitors at Imperium Law have tirelessly fought for the rights of workers who have developed an illness or have been injured at work.

If you are suffering from illness because of your job or have had an industrial accident, we are here to help you claim a payout for your pain, suffering, loss of earnings and medical treatment.

Claiming on behalf of a loved one who has died of a work related disease.

If you are the family member of a loved one who has died of a work related disease or injury you are entitled to make a claim on their behalf.

If you would like legal advice and information on how to proceed with a claim call 0800 633 5730.

Our legal team’s years of experience representing claimants, has given us an understanding of how devastating an industrial disease or the loss of a loved one can be. We therefore ensure that you are treated sympathetically and your claim is settled as quickly as possible.

Making a claim.

To make a successful claim you will be required to show that your illness was caused by your job.

Our solicitors investigate your case. We have access to medical experts, who after examining you can write a report to help support and prove your claim.

Worried about pursuing a claim against your current employer?

To discuss making a claim call us free on 0800 633 5730.

Under the Health and Safety Act all employers have a duty of care to their employees to keep them safe from harm whilst at work. If your employer has failed to do this then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Perhaps you still work for the same firm where your illness started and so are daunted by the prospect of beginning a claim. There is no need for concern as you are protected by the law from discrimination or abuse from your employer after making a claim. However rest assured that if your employer does proceed to treat you unfairly then you can make a further claim against them.

If you are concerned that pursuing a claim could force your employer out of business, be re-assured as they are required by law to have insurance in place to cover employee claims. It is against this insurance that your claim is made and any payout is advanced.

No longer employed by the firm where you became ill?

Even if you are no longer employed by the firm where you were exposed to the conditions which made you ill we can still represent you and make a claim on your behalf.

We can track down your previous employer, and if they are no longer trading we can contact the company who insured them and proceed with your claim.

Contact us for free no-obligation advice. We can assess your claim. We can advise if you have a case to answer. We can let you know how large a payout you could receive.

Why should you choose our legal team?

Choosing us to represent you means:

  • having a specialist legal team with expertise in industrial disease claims.
  • having a specialist team with the skill and experience to win your claim.
  • having a specialist team dedicated to fighting for your rights.
  • having a specialist ‘No Win-No Fee’ solicitor to work on your behalf.

We communicate with you in a clear and easy to understand manner so that you always understand what is going on.

Throughout the claims process we will advise you of the options available to you and how best to proceed.

We offer the right advice, support and guidance to ensure you are aware exactly what is needed to substantiate your claim.

To find out about making a claim call us on 0800 633 5730 or alternatively fill in our contact form.

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