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This article was published on May 4th, 2021
Everyone’s been there at some stage in their career, whether it’s sat behind a desk or out on site, everyone can feel a little run down and under the weather at work.
But what if this has been going on for a prolonged period of time? Could your job be the cause of the illness?
In this article, we’ll be discussing how you can find out if you have a work-related illness or injury as well as what to do next.
Firstly it’s important to note that any individual who has developed an illness as a result of their occupation may be entitled to claim compensation from their employer and may also be eligible to receive benefits from the Department of Work and Pensions.
Some of the more commonly known catastrophic work-related illnesses come as a result of exposure to asbestos dust, these include pleural thickening, asbestosis and mesothelioma.
However, other illnesses and injuries can occur in the workplace, including industrial deafness, upper limb injuries as well as repetitive strain injuries in other parts of the body.
Upper limb injuries often occur as a result of repetitive motion that requires force without the individual taking the necessary breaks from the activity.
Assembly line workers, construction workers and factory workers are amongst some of the roles that experience high levels of upper limb injuries and lasting medical conditions as a result of repetitive strain injuries.
Trigger finger damage, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome are all work-related conditions that can be extremely painful and symptoms can develop over a period of time.
As a result, an individual may not realise the severity of their condition until it becomes debilitating.
Industrial deafness is caused by the bones within your ears are exposed to high levels of noise at work, this is more common amongst factory workers and those who work in the vicinity of machinery on a regular basis.
Often work-related illnesses aren’t diagnosed until long after an individual has developed them. In many cases, individuals are aware of symptoms but fail to take action, this can lead to further complications down the line and potentially make the illness or injury worse.
In any case of work-related injury or illness, it’s important that legal advice is sought immediately as soon as any symptoms are detected. This can help you claim any compensation you may be eligible for. It’s also important to consult a legal representative as they may be able to establish a case for medical negligence if a medical professional has failed to diagnose your illness or injury when you have been to see them.
If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness or injury and you believe it wasn’t your fault, we can help.
Our experienced team of accident at work specialist solicitors can help you claim the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve.
Whether it is work-related stress, a life-changing injury or anything in between, our team can give you the advice you need to help you claim the compensation that can help you and your family.
Our team have successfully helped numerous clients bring accident at work claims for a wide range of injuries, putting them in the best position to help you with your claim.
We offer a free initial interview to help assess the potential of your claim, so if you would like to discuss your case further with a member of our team, you can call us for free today on 0800 1979 345 or you can complete our online enquiry form.
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