Industrial disease

Sometimes referred to as occupational disease, this type of disease usually relates to any ailment, injury or illness suffered as a result of your work. There are many different types of industrial diseases you can develop after being exposed to hazardous substances or dangerous conditions at work.

Find the advice you need

Noise induced hearing loss

Noise induced hearing loss

Sometimes referred to as ‘industrial deafness’ or ‘occupational deafness’, noise induced hearing loss occurs after exposure to prolonged loud noise at work and can result in temporary or permanent hearing loss.

Asthma

Asthma

In the UK, 5.4 million people are currently receiving treatment for asthma. That is 1 in every 12 adults and 1 in every 11 children. Asthma can be triggered by exposure to certain activities, such as work.

Repetitive strain injury

Repetitive strain injury

RSI is usually associated with doing a particular activity repeatedly or for a long period of time. It often occurs in people who work with computers or carry out repetitive manual work.

Vibration white finger

Vibration white finger

Vibration White Finger is caused by using vibrating tools, such as drills or other road maintenance/construction tools, for a prolonged period of time. You could be eligible for a claim if you have regularly worked with such tools for many hours during your working day and have suffered finger damage as a result.

Dermatitis

Dermatitis

If you’ve been exposed to a particular substance that has caused an inflammation of the skin, then you may be able to make a claim.

Asbestosis

Asbestosis

Exposure to asbestos in the workplace can be very dangerous. Asbestosis is a chronic (long-term) lung condition caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos, which can lead to shortness of breath and coughing. Symptoms usually begin many years after the initial exposure to asbestos. In most cases, the symptoms do not become apparent until 15 to 30 years after exposure.

Back and spinal injuries

Back and spinal injuries

If you’ve injured your back or spine as a result of the work you do or because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a claim.