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Respiratory disease claims

Thousands of people suffer from respiratory diseases and over the years it has become known that in many cases the condition has been brought about by exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. Where it can be proved that this is the case, the sufferer may be entitled to claim compensation from the employer(s) involved if the employee has not been protected from such exposure.

There many respiratory diseases and lung conditions which may be involved including :-

Historically such diseases tended to be regarded mostly as being associated with workers in industries where dust was known to be a factor such as coal miners, asbestos workers, workers with refractory materials but it is now known that there are many materials, substances or chemicals which can cause problems.

Depending on the type of disease symptoms can range from mild to very severe or even death, particularly where asbestos is involved.

Employers have a legal duty to protect their workers from exposure to harmful substances both at common law and under statute. Where a breach of this duty results in injury or illnes to an employee a claim for compensation may be possible.

Industrial Respiratory Diseases can take many years to develop and employees will have to claim against all employers for whom they have worked in conditions which may have contributed to the disease.

If you are suffering from an Occupational Respiratory Disease and would like to know whether you may be entitled to compensation please complete the Application Form and we will provide a Free Legal Assessment of your claim. We will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis at no cost to you.

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Testimonials
Accident at work
Mr G is a fitness instructor, using military style training techniques. His employers insisted that he cover 4 lessons per day covering at least 14 miles whilst carrying army packs and wearing marching boots. As a result of his excessive workload he suffered an injury to his hip which required surgery and prevented him from participating in contact sports.Within a year of being instructed Cooks settled his claim for £11,500. Mr G commented:
"an extremely professional service, who utilized every avenue to enhance my claim. Thank you very much"
Mr G from North Yorks

See how much your claim could be worth.

Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
£30,000
Wrist Injury
£3,000
Serious Neck Injury
£30,000
Serious Hand Injury
£10,000
Ankle Injury
£3,000
Serious Knee Injury
£20,000
Serious Head Injury
£50,000

*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