Frequently asked questions about Industrial Disease Claims
Am I able to make a claim?
If you have been diagnosed with an industrial disease within the last 3 years, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
What conditions can I claim for?
You can claim any industrial disease as long as there is a link between the disease and exposure to substances in the work place that may have caused the disease.
How long does a claim take to settle?
The more straight forward cases should take between 6-12 months. Larger, more complex cases are likely to take longer.
Our solicitors will always strive to settle your case as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
How much compensation can I expect to receive?
The amounts awarded will depend on the severity of the industrial disease. Other factors include potential loss of earnings and the age of the claimant. Our solicitors will be able to provide you with a typical figures, but every case is different, so it is not possible to provide exact amounts.
Will I have to go to court?
Very few cases will proceed to court - the vast majority of cases will settle at an early stage.
Do I need to meet your solicitors?
Usually industrial disease cases are dealt with via the telephone, email or post, on a confidential basis and at times to suit yourself. However, our solicitors will travel to meet you anywhere in the UK, especially for more serious diseases like cancer.
Do I have to pay any legal fees?
No. We work on a strictly no win, no fee basis. This means that if you win or lose your case you will not pay any legal fees and that if you are successful, you will keep 100% of the compensation awarded to you.
What do I do next?
Contact our Industrial Disease department by forwarding your details to us or telephoning us free on 0800 923 0046.Once in receipt of your instructions one of our consultants will assess your claim and return to you as soon as possible to discuss your case in detail.