Medical Accident Group has specialist legal expertise in a range of claims relating to industrial diseases, including asbestos-related disease, benzene poisoning, diesel exhaust fumes, carbon monoxide poisoning, chemical poisoning, dioxin poisoning, emphysema, farmers’ lung, industrial deafness, mesothelioma, pleural thickening claims, pneumoconiosis and work-related cancer.
What do you need to do if you have suffered from an industrial disease?
Most people suffering from industrial disease will not realise that their symptoms are attributable to their occupation for many years, or even recognise their symptoms at all. In some forms of asbestos related diseases, symptoms are rarely noticeable until the disease has reach final, and sadly untreatable, stages.
Need to know: What is your employer’s duty of care?
In most cases of industrial disease, it tends to result from long-term exposure to a substance or as a direct result of working conditions over an extended period of time. All employers have a duty of care to ensure that their employees are working in satisfactory conditions and that all aspects of relevant health and safety guidelines are being followed and adhered to.