If you’re suffering because of an industrial disease, you should explore the possibility of making a claim for compensation. These pages are designed to help you understand the nature of your injury, what might be the consequences of it and, more importantly, what you can do about it, if it’s someone else fault.
Claiming for compensation is the best way to ensure that you do not end up losing out financially because of an industrial disease that’s not your fault. Not only does the money help you pay for any medical treatment or rehabilitation you might need to help you recover, it also ensures that you’re household bills, such as gas and electricity, are kept on track, if you are not able to work because of your condition.
Claiming Compensation When You’re Suffering From an Industrial Disease?
There are lots of jobs in which you might find yourself at risk of an industrial disease. The big ones, that most people will have heard of, are asbestos related diseases and noise-induced hearing loss, but there are plenty of others that can create industrial injuries too.
Take, for example, RSI problems experienced by those working on computers. According to RSI Action, one in four computer workers will experience an RSI, which is officially classed as an industrial injury. This means that, as long as certain criteria are met, a claim for compensation can be made from their employer if the suffering is due to their job.
If you’re not sure whether you can claim for an industrial disease, talk to us – our team of specialist solicitors can help! We’ll be able to tell you quickly and easily if you’re able to make a claim for compensation. It’s free and with no obligation, so you’ve nothing to lose but your time.
Remember, claiming for compensation is not personal. Every employer should have the appropriate level of insurance cover. And it’s this insurance that you are claiming from when you apply for compensation.
Vibration White Finger and HAVS Compensation
One of the most common industrial injuries seen is caused by vibration. Handling machinery that vibrates for long periods of time can be highly damaging to the nerves. Losing nerve function in any part of the body is a devastating problem, but when it occurs in the hands or arms it is particularly troublesome. It’ll more than likely stop you from doing your normal everyday activities. It may even prevent you from working in the future.
If this happens to you, compensation is something you should think about. So, why not have a read through our Vibration White Finger and HAVS Compensation Claims page? And, if you have any queries, contact us today, for a free, no obligation chat about how we can help you.
Other Sources of Funding While You’re Unable to Work
As well as being able to claim benefit for an industrial disease, there are also some benefits you might want to try claiming for. These include Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit. This is designed specifically for people who have been affected by either an injury or disease that they’ve experienced whilst at work.
How much you receive in benefit payments will depend on how disabled you are deemed to be. The government uses a scale of percentages to decide on levels of disablement. If you are deemed only 20% disabled, you will receive £33.20 per week – this increases up to £166.00 per week for those who are considered to be 100% disabled.
Here’s more detailed information on Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit
Making a claim for compensation has to be done quickly as there’s something called a ‘statute of limitations’ on it. This means you can only start a claim within three years from the date it happened or from the date you realised that the suffering you are experiencing now is as a result of the injury or illness.
If you wait until this time frame has passed, your claim will be unsuccessful – there are no exceptions!
‘No Win, No Fee’
Don’t be concerned about how you will pay for your claim. At Asons, we operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means you pay nothing, not one penny, unless we win the case for you.
And, as we mentioned earlier, if you think you may struggle for money while you are waiting for your compensation money to arrive, or you return to work, we can arrange for interim payments to be paid to you.
More on ‘no win, no fee’ here.
We’re experienced at dealing with industrial injuries, so you’re in safe hands with us. If you decide that making a claim for compensation is something you’d like to explore, contact us today.