Industrial Disease

Your employer has a responsibility to ensure that you are safe and free from injury and illness while you are completing your daily work routine. While the majority of employers are careful to ensure that this is the case, there are incidents and occasions when employees may suffer as a result of an industrial disease; defined as a disease that is contracted over a period of time or following prolonged exposure to some hazard. Stockslegal can help progress a compensation claim for you if you have suffered an industrial disease.

Asbestos Related Industrial Disease

Asbestos related diseases are the best known of all industrial diseases. In these cases, employers continued to expose their staff to the dangers of asbestos because it was a cheap and convenient building material. Twenty years or more later, many people suffered from debilitating and life threatening diseases. If the employer was at least partially responsible for the contraction of these diseases then the patient, or their family in the case of deceased sufferers, have the right to claim compensation.

Complicated Cases

One problem with asbestos cases is that it can take twenty to forty years before the disease becomes evident. During this time, businesses can disappear or it may prove impossible to track down those responsible. Fortunately, there are still ways that compensation can be successfully sought and Stockslegal can help you to make your claim whether you can locate your former employer or their insurance company, or not.

Other Forms Of Industrial Disease

Of course, asbestos related diseases are only type of industrial disease that workers may suffer. Others include:

  • Deafness
  • Vibration white finger
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Upper limb disorder
  • Poisoning
  • Occupational asthma
  • Skin disorders and skin cancer
  • Loss of sight and cataracts


There are limitations as to how soon you have to start your claim. Rather than being from the date that you suffered the injury or came into contact with the material that caused your illness, these limitations are typically set from the time that you find out about your illness. Even though this offers a fairer way of dealing with such claims, it does mean that you should act quickly if you have been diagnosed with an industrial disease.

Your Compensation Package

Your compensation claim will normally include the payment of expenses related to your condition. You may be able to receive the money you need for modifications to your property or your car. You should also receive compensation for travel and medical treatment associated with the disease and you should be able to recover any loss of earnings that were accrued as a result. You can also claim on behalf of a relative if they have since passed away. This is increasingly common with asbestosis and mesothelioma cases as such illnesses can lead to death.

Stockslegal Industrial Disease Claims

Contact Stockslegal on 0800 988 9055 to discuss your case. You will deal with a friendly and helpful member of the team who will be sympathetic to your case. We can help pursue the compensation that you are owed and we will fight your corner every step of the way to ensure that you get the desired outcome that you are looking for.