industrial-diseases

Industrial Diseases

All employers have a duty to protect their staff from hazardous substances and situations while they are at work. Unfortunately, it is not unusual for people to develop an illness or disease after coming into contact with a harmful substance in the workplace, or having to carry out their job in a damaging environment.

If you are suffering from a disease or medical condition caused or aggravated by your job, our skilled and experienced staff are here to provide you with tailored, trustworthy advice and guidance. We work with clients who have suffered from a range of industrial diseases and illnesses, including:

  • Asbestos-related disease – caused by exposure to asbestos fibres, the number of deaths from this condition shows no real signs of diminishing, and cases can include members of employee’s families exposed to the danger
  • Mesothelioma – often considered the most devastating of the asbestos-related diseases as there is no cure
  • Dermatitis – the term used to describe many different skin conditions, usually caused by exposure to chemicals or irritants
  • Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (WRULD) – a debilitating soft tissue (muscles, tendon, nerves) condition caused by continued repetition of the same movements within a person’s work role.

You can find more details of our support for clients with these industrial illnesses on this website, but whatever condition or industrial disease you or a family member maybe experiencing, our team are here to help.