Lung Disease Compensation

Lung diseases are often caused by occupational hazards. If you have suffered a lung disease through the course of your employment then you could be entitled to claim compensation against your employer. This is because employers have a legal duty of care towards the health and safety of their employees.

The occupations that are most at risk of suffering from lung disease are the following:

•    Building and Construction
•    Laboratory Work
•    Textiles
•    Horticulture
•    Metalworking
•    Coalminers
•    Farmers

Lung diseases are usually caused by inhaling harmful substances which stay in the lungs (sometimes dormant for a long time) resulting in illness. Some of the more common occupational lung diseases are as follows:

•    Asthma
•    Asbestos / Mesothelioma
•    Bronchitis
•    Pneumoconiosis
•    Silicosis

Lung disease compensation is supposed to compensate the claimant for his or her injuries but also the impact on the claimant’s family and quality of life. The actual amount of compensation will vary case to case and will depend on many factors including the seriousness of the injury.

Lung Disease Injury Claims

If you would like to make a lung disease compensation claim you should do so within three years of being diagnosed with the illness. If you are making a claim on behalf of someone that has died as a result of their lung disease then the claim should be brought within three years of the date of death. Any claim brought outside of these times may become time barred, which means that it cannot be brought without special permission from the Courts which will only be granted in limited circumstances.

Making a claim is made simpler if you instruct Personal Injury Claims Bradford  to deal with your case. Appointing an experienced personal injury solicitor is crucial as they will be able to advise you in the merits of your case, put your case to the negligent party and negotiate a settlement on your behalf.

Using our personal injury solicitors** Bradford is wise because they work on a no win no fee* basis and therefore you do not have to worry about large legal fees and instead you can focus on fighting your case.

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