What is Industrial Disease?
Working in industries where the health and safety of workers can be compromised if appropriate safety mechanisms and risks assessments are not put in place can be dangerous. In such environments, there is a possibility of workers sustaining injuries or suffering from sickness at work. This could either be a physical injury, illness due to harmful substances i.e. dust or fumes, chemicals, bacteria or other pathogens, or it could be long term illnesses like industrial deafness. All this categorised as Industrial Disease.
Health and Safety at Work
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is a legislation that covers occupational health and safety in Great Britain. The Health and Safety Executive is responsible for enforcing the Act to the working environment. Hence it is every employers responsibility to ensure that the working environment is safe for all employees and that relevant health and safety measures including risk assessments are carried out where necessary. Employers also have the responsibility to provide their employees with the right equipment to protect them from danger, if the workplace consists of things that can be seen as an immediate hazard for the workers/employees.
Hence, if the health and safety is compromised, or the rules, laws or regulations are exploited, then workers/employees have the right to claim against the company for compensation, if they have been injured or suffer from industrial disease.
How We Can Help...
If you have suffered from industrial disease, you are eligible to claim compensation. Why not get in touch with us for free advice and guidance on how to make a claim?
When you contact us, you don't have to start your industrial disease claim for compensation process immediately. Therefore, if you're unsure whether you're ready to step on the first stages of your compensation claim, or whether your disease was caused because of someone else's fault, Turner White Solicitors can provide you the necessary guidance and suggestion you need to establish your claim and know that we will not force you to start a claim.