An occupational illness is a medical condition caused by work you are doing, or have done in the past.  

 It may be caused by your work activities, or something you have worked with such as asbestos or chemicals.

 Every year thousands of people are diagnosed with medical conditions caused by their work.  

Your employers are under a duty to safeguard your health and safety and if your doctor has told you that you are suffering from an illness that has been caused or made worse by your work, you may be able to claim compensation if your employers are at fault. 

 The symptoms of work related conditions can come on suddenly, for example when you start a new job, or they can develop over a period of time. 

Legal claims must normally be started within 3 years of the date that you first knew that you were suffering from a medical condition that had been caused by your work.

Our hearing deteriorates as we age.  But, if you have worked in noisy environments in the past, your hearing could have been damaged by noise.  

 Workers known to be at risk are those in heavy industry like:


  • Metal work
  • Stone cutting
  • Road digging

If you:

 Suffer from hearing loss or tinnitus that you have been told is noise related (or you believe that it is)

  • Have been exposed to excessive noise at work, and

Your employer either did not provide you with any hearing protection or the protection provided did not work

you may have a claim.  

 Get in touch with our Liverpool Solicitors, and one of our experienced team of qualified specialist personal injury lawyers will be able to advise you further

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