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Industrial diseases

Over the years an increasing awareness has developed in respect of the potential for some of the substances and processes used in industry to expose employees to the risk of disease. Such diseases result in many thousands of compensation claims each year, the most common sources being :-

  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Industrial Deafness
  • Vibration White Finger
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Skin Diseases
  • Asbestosis Related Diseases

Employers have a duty to protect their employees from such diseases both at Common Law and under statute eg. the " Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations". A claim for compensation may result from negligence or breach of statutory duty.

Some Industrial diseases develop over many years and affected employees may have to bring claims against all the employers for whom they have worked during the period over which the disease has developed. In these cases those employers against whom liability is established contribute to the claim in proportion to their period of employment.

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Mrs B was crossing a pedestrian crossing pushing her grandson in a baby buggy when she was knocked to the ground by a car driven by the defendant. The accident caused a complex fracture to her right foot.   Liability was denied as both parties claimed the lights were in their favour. At trial Cooks were successful in proving Mrs B’s case and she was awarded £90,000.00.
"I would like to thank you and all your staff for your courtesy and professionalism in what has been a very distressing time for us all..."
Mrs B from London

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case