Employers have a duty of care to their employees. As an employee, you should be safe in your place of work and protected from any health risks.
However, employers often fail to uphold the necessary health and safety standards – leading to work-related illnesses, also known as occupational or industrial disease.
The ill health caused by an employer’s negligence can be detrimental to an individual’s quality of life, and in some cases fatal. If you have been a victim of occupational disease then you may be entitled compensation.
Our team of specialist lawyers are experts in occupational disease and securing our clients the compensation they deserve. We also work on behalf of the relatives of individuals who have sadly died as a result of work-related illnesses.
There are a variety of ways an employer can fail you as an employee, such as prolonged exposure to hazardous substances, failure to provide personal protective equipment, inadequate breaks or lack of training. Some working environments, such as factories, construction sites, shipyards and labs, will be more hazardous than others – but it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure their employees are protected.
An employer’s failure to do this can cause a number of illnesses and health conditions, including (but not limited to):
If you have an illness or health condition that you suspect was caused by negligence in the workplace, get in touch with the expert occupational disease solicitors at Verisona Law.