Industrial Disease Compensation
Leading specialists in industrial disease and work related conditions.
When people first turn to Roberts Jackson, they will usually have some questions and concerns about claiming compensation for an industrial disease injury or workplace condition.
Our solicitors aim to provide a completely helpful and supportive service throughout any claims process, giving you every opportunity to put your mind at ease and concentrate on your rest and recovery. We have answered some of the questions people tend to ask here. However, if you still have a query or would like any further information, feel free to contact us on 0800 011 4496.
What industrial disease can I claim for?
From asbestosis and mesothelioma to vibration white finger and repetitive strain injury, there are many different industrial diseases and work-related conditions.
A compensation claim can be pursued if your health has suffered because of the negligence of your employer. If you have sustained an injury or developed a health condition because they failed to implement adequate measures to reduce or control health and safety risks present in the workplace, the employer can be held accountable for any health or financial setbacks you have suffered.
Is there a time limit for pursuing a compensation claim?
You generally have three years to proceed with a claim for compensation. This time limit can start from the date of the accident or the date of knowledge, which is when a person becomes aware that their health has suffered because of their work or working environment.
Certain industrial diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma can take years to develop. The rules mean that people with such work-related conditions are still able to pursue a claim, as their date of knowledge can occur decades after their initial exposure.
There are exceptions to the three year time limit, with different rules for people under the age of 18 or with a mental disability.
How long will the claims process take?
The time it takes to settle a claims process can differ from person to person. However, our solicitors are committed to resolving your claim on the best possible terms as quickly and efficiently as possible.
It is important that you are aware that some cases can take months and even years to settle or go to court if a conflict arises between the parties. A case also cannot be settled if the claimant has continuing injuries and is awaiting a final prognosis. However, our solicitors will always work hard to secure you the best possible result in the best possible time.
Will I have to go to Court?
The vast majority of industrial disease claims do not reach court and are settled before a date is even set.
If an agreement cannot be reached for whatever reason, then it may be necessary to attend court. Your solicitor will work hard to guide you throughout and advise you every step of the way, helping the process to remain simple and straightforward.
Do you offer a "no win no fee" service?
If our legal team believe that you have a good case, we will offer you a "no win no fee" service.
In the unlikely event that your claim fails, disbursements such as court fees and expert fees will be covered by insurance from a policy taken out on your behalf. We use insurers who offer good value policies which do not involve any upfront payment of the premium.
Will I have to pay anything?
As we will take out an insurance policy on your behalf, any disbursements or expenditures will be covered. If your claim is successful, a premium will be deducted from your award together with a success fee, which will be no more than 25% of the damages awarded to you.
Can I claim for industrial injuries disablement benefit?
Whether or not you have claimed compensation, you can claim for the industrial injuries disablement benefit. Roberts Jackson has a comprehensive understanding of the benefit scheme, so can support you throughout the application to make sure that the process remains straightforward.
If you would like to make a compensation claim with Roberts Jackson, fill in the claims enquiry form on the right. A member of our team will be in touch to find out more about your situation and talk you through the different options that are available to you.