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Occupational Illnesses

Occupational illnesses is essentially the term that is used for illness or injury that results from something you come into contact with or you have done whilst at work. It is the responsibility of your employer to provide you with safety equipment along with protective clothing. This is basically to shield you from the toxic substances and environmental conditions that can lead to occupational injury or illness. An industrial disease or occupational illnesses can have a significant impact on the quality of the sufferer’s life and capability to work.

Occupational illnesses compensation claims involve respiratory and asbestos-based disease claims, noise related conditions, occupational asthma, chemical poisoning, WRULD (work related upper limb disorders), dermatitis claims and vibration white finger cases caused because of long-term exposure with vibration transmitted onto the hands from machinery or tools.

Occupational illnesses work accident compensation claims can be pursued by employees if the employer’s negligence caused the accident and resulting injury. Proving that the illness suffered by you is because of the work environment can be complex in some cases. Here medical evidence along with the testimony of expert witnesses is helpful. If you would like to pursue a work accident compensation claim it is recommended that, you should hire a skilled Solicitor that specialises in occupational illness cases.

Cooks Legal can pursue your claim on a no win no fee basis. It means that we do not charge any fees for your compensation claim case, regardless of whether you win or lose your case. We will recover our fees from the third party insurance company on the success of the Occupational Illnesses case.

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