Occupational & Industrial Diseases Claims Solicitors
- Free Legal Advice & No Upfront Costs
- We Fight For Justice To Maximise Your Compensation
- Support, Medical Care & Help For You & Your Family
- Our Specialists Know How Insurers Work
- Claim For Personal Injury - No Win No Fee Claims
Employers have a duty to protect their employees from any risks to their health and safety, including the contraction of any occupational diseases.
Occupational disease remains a large issue in the UK and can have life changing consequences for some and, at worst, life ending results for others.
In 2012, there were an estimated 1.1. million working people suffering from work related diseases with 12,000 deaths each year caused by past exposures to harmful substances at work.
Different Types of Occupational and Industrial Disease cases
The range of occupational diseases and the scope of industries affected is very broad, therefore, if you are suffering from a condition that you think may be work-related, it is always worthwhile to discuss that with your doctor and seek legal advice to enquire about what options may be available to you.
At Harper Macleod, we have experience in dealing with industrial disease claims and we understand the larger picture of how such a diagnosis can affect you and your family. It is not just about the pain and suffering but also the consequences on household income, social relationships and future prospects.
Some of the more common occupational conditions include the following:-
- Asbestos Related Diseases
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- COPD including Emphysema & Chronic Bronchitis
- Occupational Asthma
- Occupational Cancers
- Vibration White Finger
How to make a claim for an occupational and industrial disease case?
Our specialist lawyers will speak to you and if we assess your case as having sufficient merits we will intimate the details of the claim as quickly as possible. The details of the injury will be sent to the insurance company of those at fault.
We will ingather details of your losses, any documents that we need to prove your case and will contact witnesses as soon as possible.
How long do I have to claim?
You have a 3 year period in which to claim compensation and this time period starts from the date you were aware your symptoms were related to your occupation.
No Win No Fee - Funding your Personal Injury claim
For clients who do not have the benefit of Legal Expense Insurance (“LEI”) we deal with claims on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you pay nothing if your case is unsuccessful. Even if you have LEI there is no requirement for you to accept the solicitors chosen by your insurers. You have the right to “freedom of choice” if you feel they do not have the expertise for your claim or even the right location.
Our experience has led to:
- Helping thousands of people like you fight for justice
- No Win No Fee claims
- Helping with Rehabilitation with specialist contacts
- Securing over £20m for our clients in the last 18 months
- 9 out of 10 customers would use us again and recommend us to friends & family based on client feedback
Why use Harper Macleod for an occupational and industrial disease case?
We are occupational and industrial disease experts and have one of the largest personal injury departments in Scotland with over 25 personal injury specialists covering the whole of Scotland, offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso and Lerwick, and we offer a no win no fee.
Get in touch with our Specialist Team
We provide a free initial consultation and you can contact us by filling out the claims form below with details of your accident/injury or:
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