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Occupational lung disease claims

Occupational Lung Disease occurs when the lungs of workers are damaged by exposure to harmful dust, fibres, fumes, gases or chemicals in the course of their employment. In many cases, particularly where the exposure is to dust, the condition may 20/30 or more years to develop.

Many thousands of people suffer from occupational lung disease and new cases arise each year. Obviously the disease varies in severity from individual to individual but it can result in a significant reduction in enjoyment of life and affect the sufferer's ability to remain in employment. In some cases, particularly where asbestos is concerned, it can shorten life expectancy.

A number of different lung conditions can be caused by the working environment including Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysema, Pneumoconiosis, Silicosis, Asbestosis, Byssinosis. Some diseases are specific to certain industries eg. Byssinosis - textiles, Kaolinisis - pottery industry.

Under Common Law and Statute, employers are required to take appropriate steps to protect their employees from illness or injury caused by exposure to hazardous substances. If they fail to do so the employee may have a right to compensation.

If you are suffering from an Occupational Lung Disease you may be entitled to compensation from your employers even if you are no loger employed by them. We can handle your claim on a "No Win No Fee" basis at no cost to you. For a free legal assessment of your case please complete our Online Application Form.

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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