Accidents in the Workplace: Industrial Disease & Fatal Accidents

If you are diagnosed with an industrial disease or have lost a loved one because they suffered a fatal accident at work, the law is there to protect you and hold those responsible to account.

At Lawford Kidd, we’re here to help. Our specialist industrial disease and fatal accidents solicitors have vast experience providing expert support and advice to people that find themselves facing the tragic and difficult consequences of another person’s negligence. 

Industrial Disease in the Workplace

Some types of work require people to come into contact with hazardous substances, such as dust, fumes or chemicals that can lead to a variety of illnesses and disease, including skin or respiratory conditions or even types of cancer. It is for this reason that the law places a duty on employers to ensure the welfare of their employees by protecting them against suffering harm when carrying out their duties.

It is necessary for employers to protect their employees from dangerous levels of exposure by having proper health and safety processes and equipment in place. If they fail in this duty and an employee contracts an industrial disease, the law holds the employer liable for the harm that has been caused as a result of their negligence.

What Do I Need to Make an Industrial Disease Claim?

To make an industrial disease claim, it is necessary to prove that your condition was caused by your employer’s negligence. This will involve gathering together as much evidence as possible about the nature of your illness and the actions that your employer took or failed to take that caused you harm, such as not providing you with suitable equipment when working with hazardous materials.

At Lawford Kidd, our solicitors will work with you to build the strongest case possible. We will let you know what evidence is needed to process your claim, such as medical reports, and make enquiries into whether any of your colleagues have also become ill. We will do as much as possible to minimise any stress and will keep you up to date on the progress of your claim, every step of the way.

Accidents in the Workplace

It is common for accidents to occur in the workplace, largely because of the amount of time we spend there. Unfortunately, for those working in sectors that entail a more dangerous environment or contact with hazardous substances, these accidents can be exceptionally serious or sometimes fatal. To mitigate the risks involved, employers are required under law to make sure that their employees are as safe as possible. Should an accident happen because they failed to do this, and an employee is injured as a result, the law will hold them liable and require them to make up for any harm and loss suffered as a result of their employee’s injury.

At Lawford Kidd, our team of personal injury strive to obtain justice not only for serious or fatal accidents, but any accident that has occurred because of an employer’s failure in the duty of care they owe to their workers. If you have been injured at work through no fault of your own and suffered loss, please contact us to see how we can help get you the compensation you deserve.

Fatal Accidents in the Workplace

Those working in construction, farming and heavy duty industrial work tend to be the most at risk when it comes to fatal accidents. However, fatal accidents can also be caused by respiratory illnesses and industrial diseases as a result of an employer’s negligence.

If you lose a loved one in a workplace accident, while we know that taking legal action will not be the first thing on your mind, if their employer failed in their duty of care you will be able to make a claim for compensation.

It is impossible to put a price on the life of a loved one. Our solicitors understand this and will do their best to make sure that your right to be compensated is fully exercised against those that have caused you to suffer such a tragedy. We will always act in your best interests and make sure that your claim clearly sets out both the financial and emotional loss you have suffered.

No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Solicitors

We understand that going through any legal action can be nerve racking and that many people are reluctant to commence a claim because they worry about the costs. No win, no fee claims were introduced in order to grant everyone access to justice. At Lawford Kidd, we operate on a no win, no fee basis so that everyone who is entitled to take legal action can do so using our team of specialist industrial disease and fatal accident solicitors.

Accidents in the Workplace: Your Rights

At Lawford Kidd, regardless of the tactics used by employers (or, more commonly, their insurance company), we believe that it is your legal right to take action and get the compensation you deserve. Furthermore, we believe that those responsible should pay for their actions. It is also worth bearing in mind that the law protects you should you decide to make a personal injury claim – neither your job nor your future earnings can be threatened if you decide to take legal action against your employer because they caused you to suffer harm.

Industrial Disease in the Workplace & Fatal Accidents -  Personal Injury Solicitors

If you wish to take legal action because you have contracted an industrial disease as a result of poor working conditions, or have suffered the pain of losing a loved one who died while at work, please contact us. Our team of personal injury solicitors are specialists in such serious matters and will be able to give you the best advice and representation to match your needs and circumstance during what is likely to be very a difficult time. Please get in touch with our team today using our online contact form.

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