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Industrial Diseases are the injuries or long-term sicknesses resulting from continuous exposure to occupational hazards over a long period of time, whilst working in a particular industry. Sicknesses and injuries can be caused or worsened if employees have not been given adequate protection or had suitable health and safety measures in place to protect them from developing these conditions.

Workers are typically exposed to harmful levels of noise, repetitive tasks, chemical substances or intense machinery over long periods of time, which are known to have serious impact on both the physical and mental health in later life.

We would say typically, workers are exposed to the harmful substance or working conditions over a lengthy period of time, thus, having a serious impact on their body and general health.

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We are a leading law firm in handling industrial disease claims and we have successfully retrieved compensation for thousands of clients with a very high success rate. Our specialist industrial disease solicitors are dedicated to get justice and compensation for anyone that is suffering from a work-related illness.

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Industrial Cancer

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Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

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Cumulative Back Injuries

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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

The use of handheld vibratory tools are used widely across many different occupations. In a 2003 HSE study, it was estimated that up to two million people are using vibratory tools to the levels that could cause harm. Overuse of vibratory tools can cause a number of different symptoms. These symptoms include: Tingling in the…

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Mesothelioma

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Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

RSI can be a common problem and affects people in many different ways depending on their working conditions. Such symptoms include: Stiffness Pain and Swelling Aching Cramping Tingling Numbness Muscle weakness The two sectors where repetitive strain injuries are most common are: Manual Labour If you work in manufacturing or on a production line where…

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Skin Conditions / Work-Related Dermatitis

Work-related Dermatitis is a skin condition caused by hazardous substances within the working environment. Sometimes known as occupational dermatitis, this irritating skin condition can that can manifest itself as inflammation or eczema. Occupational dermatitis is more likely to be found on the hands and can occur from consistent contact with substances such as flour, cement,…

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Worked-Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD or RSI)

What is RSI/Work-Related Upper Limb Disorder? RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) is caused by mechanical irritation which upsets the body’s highly-tuned natural balance. It is an inflammation of the tendon sheaths in the fingers and hands, wrists and elbows which may eventually progress to the upper arms and shoulders. RSI is also often referred to as…

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