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Industrial Disease Claims and Compensation in Northern Ireland
Our industrial disease solicitors have been helping people across Northern Ireland for over 50 years. We are here to make sure you receive the support and compensation that you deserve. Contact our solicitors to find out how to make an industrial disease claim for your injuries. We offer free and confidential telephone consultations with qualified solicitors. Whether you’re in Belfast or anywhere else in Northern Ireland, get the help you deserve today.
Industrial disease claims in Belfast and across Northern Ireland
You have the right to work in a safe environment. If your employer fails in their duty of care towards you, the resulting injuries can be very serious. Seeking industrial disease compensation for your injuries can be a life-changing option that can allow you to get back on track.
If you have developed an illness or condition as a result of your work, you may be eligible to make an industrial disease claim for compensation. Our solicitors at Paschal O’Hare can advise and guide you through the whole process. We’ve been helping injured people in Belfast across Northern Ireland for over 50 years. By contacting us you can rest assured knowing you have a team that has the knowledge and drive to make sure that you receive the personal injury compensation you deserve.
What is an industrial disease?
An industrial disease, also called an occupation disease, is an illness or condition caused by a person’s work environment. Prolonged exposure to workplace hazards can inflict devastating health consequences on employees. Harmful contact with toxic chemicals, deafening machinery noise, and other dangers in the work environment can lead workers to develop serious, life-long conditions.
Companies must be held accountable when they knowingly expose their workforce to these conditions. No employee should have their health permanently damaged or life cut short due to corporate irresponsibility. If you have developed an industrial illness, contact our team – we have over 50 years of experience holding employers liable and getting victims the compensation they deserve.
Can I make an industrial disease claim in Northern Ireland?
Absolutely, if you have worked in an industry in Northern Ireland where you were exposed to materials or substances or noise that caused you to develop an illness, you may be eligible for compensation.
Many people aren’t aware that their health problems may have been caused by their working conditions. Identifying industrial disease can be challenging, as symptoms often don’t appear until years after the exposure to harmful working conditions. Additionally, the legal process of proving causation can be quite complex. However, our team of industrial and occupational disease experts is here to guide you every step of the way. We have over 50 years of experience helping people with these claims and we’re confident we can help you as well.
Is there a time limit to make an industrial disease claim in Northern Ireland?
Yes, there are legal time limits that apply to making an industrial disease claim. For most claims in Northern Ireland, proceedings must be issued within 3 years from the date of knowledge that the disease was caused by work.
It’s important to take action as soon as possible, as the 3 year limit can expire quickly. Once you reach out to us, our expert industrial disease solicitors will initiate claims promptly to avoid any time restrictions. We understand these deadlines can be very complicated, so rest assured that we will guide you through the whole process every step of the way.
Can I still make a claim even if my employer has gone out of business?
If the company you worked for has shut down or no longer exists, you can still usually make a compensation claim. Our solicitors can help identify liability by tracing the insurance company who represented the company. We have 50 years of experience dealing with these complex cases and we’ll work diligently to locate the responsible party. Rest assured, you should not be disadvantaged just because your employer is no longer in business. Reach out to our solicitors today to learn how we could help you with your case.
How much is my industrial disease injury claim worth?
The amount your industrial diseases claim is worth is tied closely with the complexity of your injuries. Typically, the more complex the injury, the higher the value. Our website features a compensation calculator that can provide you with a general estimate. However, it takes an expert solicitor to examine your claim and provide you with the detailed guidance you deserve.
Contact our solicitors today to find out precisely how much your industrial disease injury claim is worth.
How long will my industrial disease claim take?
The length of time an industrial disease claim takes can vary quite widely. This is because the length of time is closely tied with the complexity of the claim.
Our personal injury solicitors need to examine many aspects of your claim in order to provide you with an exact answer. If you call us on 0800 020 9311 we would be happy to guide you through this process. Alternatively, please visit our office in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus.
Common types of industrial disease claims
A poor work environment can lead to an assortment of problems that vary in complexity and severity. Common industrial diseases that we have helped clients claim for include:
- Asbestos-Related Disease Claims & Compensation
- Hearing Loss
- Vibration injuries
- Skin disease
- Respiratory diseases
There is by no means an exhaustive list, so even if your condition is not mentioned above, you may still have a valid claim. Our industrial disease solicitors will assess the specifics of your case to determine if you are eligible for compensation. Reach out to our team today or visit us in Belfast, Glengormley, or Carrickfergus.
What are some common causes of an industrial disease in Northern Ireland?
Industrial diseases are illnesses rooted in inadequate and unsafe workplace conditions. They are frequently caused by:
- Insufficient protection – Employers have a duty to create a safe environment and provide you with adequate protective equipment. If they fail in this task, it may result in an industrial disease.
- Exposure to harmful substances or environments – Hazardous substances can damage your health and lead to irreparable harm.
- Loud Noises – If you work in a loud environment without any protection, you may develop life-long issues.
- Repetitive Actions – Completing repetitive actions without adequate breaks and training could result in an industrial disease.
- Inadequate training – Workers were not given the training necessary to carry out their jobs safely.
Symptoms can take years, if not decades, to develop. If you suffer from an industrial disease, contact our solicitors in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus to get the support you deserve.
How our industrial disease solicitors can help
We are considered the best industrial diseases solicitors in Northern Ireland. We have the knowledge and experience to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our Trustpilot features hundreds of happy clients that can attest to our dedication and results.
Our expert industrial disease solicitors will:
- Provide straightforward advice and compassionate support throughout your claim.
- Arrange medical examinations to diagnose your condition.
- Gather evidence to prove liability.
- Negotiate with insurers to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you’re entitled to.
- Represent your case in the courts if necessary.
Our primary focus is getting you the compensation you deserve as smoothly as possible. If you or someone you know has suffered from an industrial disease, contact our solicitors or visit our offices in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus. We are here to help.
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Industrial Disease Solicitors in Northern Ireland FAQs
It is not legal to claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis in Northern Ireland. In most cases, if you win your claim, then all fees are usually paid for by an insurer.
According to The Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978, your employer should take responsible steps to protect you from an industrial disease. If they failed in their duty of care, and you are injured, you could begin a compensation claim.
While industries disease claims may be intricate, our solicitors have been helping injury victims across Northern Ireland for over 50 years. We’re experts in our field and we’re confident we’ll be able to assist with your claim.
Your first step is to get in contact with our solicitor by calling 0800 020 9311. We will determine whether your employer breached their duty of care and ensure that you receive the support you need.
If you bear some responsibility for your injury, liability may be slip. The court will split the compensation accordingly.