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. In the case of Asbestos related illnesses or Bladder Cancer the exposure may have been many years before you detect any symptoms.
Because the symptoms of an occupational illness may not come on until many years after the harmful exposure we have a team of highly experienced specialist qualified lawyers who can investigate your claim even where your employers have gone out of business many years before.
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.
If you have a medical condition which you believe has been caused by your work you should first seek medical advice. Do not forget to tell your doctor about your work and why you think it could have caused your symptoms. If you have been diagnosed with a work related illness contact us immediately so that we can start working to win compensation for you as soon as possible.
At Simpsons Solicitors our experienced team of qualified specialist personal injury lawyers assist many clients who have developed an illness as a result of their work or working conditions.
We can help you with claims for:
Asbestos Related Conditions including Mesothelioma, Asbestos Related Lung Cancer, Asbestosis and Pleural Thickening
- Bladder Cancer
- Noise Induced Hearing Loss (Industrial Deafness) and Tinnitus
- Occupational Dermatitis
- Occupational Asthma and Reactive Airways Disorder (RADS)
- Vibration Related Injuries including Vibration White Finger (VWF)(also known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
- Work Related Upper Limb Disorder (RSI)
Asbestos dust is responsible for more deaths than any other work-related cause.
Every year nearly 4,000 people die as a result of exposure to asbestos fibres and this death toll is expected to continue.
Asbestos was once described as a ‘miracle mineral’. It was cheap and easy to use and was used in almost every industry from ships, power stations, factories, hospitals, schools to our homes. It was used in boilers, brake linings and for many other industrial and domestic purposes.
Most skilled and unskilled workers in the thermal insulation, shipbuilding and repair and the trades involved in construction were put at risk by working with or in the vicinity of asbestos without protection until the 1970’s and 1980’s when new regulations forced the use of alternative products. Asbestos exposure does not just happen to those who worked with it.
Others also at risk were:
Workers involved in the maintenance of premises or repair of installations where asbestos was present
- Family members were at risk from asbestos fibres that were carried home on work clothes
- People living nearby to premises were asbestos was processed or stored if it was not properly contained
Claims for compensation can be brought against employers or occupiers of buildings many years after the exposure. But the passage of time can make it very difficult to prove who was responsible for the exposure.
At Simpsons Solicitors we have an experienced team of Solicitors dedicated to handling these claims. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related illness such as Asbestosis, Pleural Thickening, Asbestos related Lung Cancer or Mesothelioma get in touch with us now, and one of our experienced team of qualified specialist personal injury lawyers will be able to advise you further.