Most people know that it is possible to claim compensation for an accident, but not everyone realises that compensation is also payable for industrial disease. An occupational or industrial disease is any illness caused or made worse by work.
Particularly dangerous environments include ship building, mining, railway engineering, foundries, steel production or other metal works, motor vehicle production, construction, carpentry, textiles, power stations, – to name a few.
The most common occupational illnesses/diseases include the following:
- Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome* (HAVS) also known as Vibration White Finger* (VWF)
- Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) to shoulders, arms, wrists and knees
- Workplace Stress
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma
*Employment must be after 1975 to make a claim
If you have been diagnosed with any of the above conditions and you feel your work may be to blame, get in touch for further expert advice from one of our friendly Disease experts.