Other Industrial Disease

Other Industrial Disease

We sometimes deal with other types of industrial disease compensation claims on a "no win- no fee" including:

Work Compensation Claims for Dermatitis/Skin Disease

Some industrial chemicals tend to irritate the skin, leading to skin diseases, in particular dermatitis and eczema. Some individuals are more susceptible than others.

Common chemical irritants which can cause dermatitis and eczema include the chemicals in Latex, certain solvents and cleaning solutions. Those workers most at risk of developing skin disease, dermatitis and eczema include:

  • cleaners
  • healthcare workers
  • hairdressers
  • workers using or manufacturing rubber chemicals and soaps

Where a dermatologist confirms dermatitis or eczema has been caused or contributed to by exposure to chemicals at work fault is usually established to obtain compensation. We have experience in successfully dealing with industrial dermatitis/eczema compensation claims.

Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

Deafness/Noise Induce Hearing Loss

Industrial deafness claims can be quite hard to prove. Exposure to excessive noise at work commonly leads to permanent noise induced hearing loss/deafness or tinnitus (“noise in the ears”).

Workers involved in traditional heavy industries are particularly at risk if employers did not take adequate precautions to reduce the noise or provide adequate hearing loss protection. If it can be established that the noise at work level was above certain action levels there may be a good hearing loss claim for any resulting noise induced hearing loss/deafness and tinnitus. This may be established by expert engineering evidence. As a rough guide if you needed to use a loud voice to be heard within about four feet, then the noise at work levels may well have been excessive.

Generally employers have been under a duty to prevent noise induced hearing loss since the early 1960s. However, stricter standards have been required since 1990. You may have suffered noise induced hearing loss/deafness from noise at work many years earlier. This is not necessarily a bar to a hearing loss claim.

The three year time limit for bringing a hearing loss claim does not start until you should have known you had suffered hearing loss/deafness due to noise at work. However you are expected to seek medical advice once you are aware of your deafness and this is where many hearing loss claims fail.

Deafness and tinnitus can also be partly or fully age-related. This is another point on which these claims may fail. However, an audiogram should confirm whether the deafness or tinnitus is partly or fully due to noise at work.

 

If after further investigation we are satisfied you meet the criteria for a successful work compensation claim then we will offer you a "no win-no fee" and you can be assured that we will handle your claim with empathy and commitment. We are the leading legal team specialising in occupational disease compensation claims in Kent, Medway, Essex, Sussex and Surrey, lead by a partner who is an APIL Accredited Occupational Disease Specialist

We will help you through your work compensation claim, standing with you and fighting your corner and talking to you in a language you can understand.