Industrial disease claims
Silicosis compensation claims
Silicosis is a serious lung condition affecting thousands of people who were exposed to crystalline silica dust at work. Slater and Gordon is one of the UK's leading silicosis compensation specialists, with dedicated solicitors who could help you on a No Win No Fee basis
No Win No Fee industrial disease claim
Slater and Gordon is one of the UK's leading silicosis compensation specialists, offering in-depth knowledge of the disease and claims process. Contact us right away on freephone or to talk to a legal expert today.
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What is silicosis?
Silicosis is a serious industrial disease, in which the lungs are affected by long-term exposure to crystalline silica dust.
This occurs in industries including mining, quarrying, sandblasting, stone masonry, construction, demolition, ceramics and glass making. Very fine dust is inhaled into the lungs, leading to inflammation and scar tissue, as well as .
What are the symptoms of silicosis?
Most people with silicosis first notice that their cough won't go away and they begin to feel short of breath. This can ultimately lead to persistent feelings of weakness and tiredness.
It's important to seek medical advice if you suffer any of these symptoms, as well as to make sure you begin your claim for silicosis compensation within three years of your condition being diagnosed. To find out more about the symptoms of silicosis, .
What are the long term effects of silicosis?
Unfortunately, silicosis has serious long term effects on the health of sufferers. In some cases, respiratory failure can occur, and it is not unusual for related conditions to develop as a result of silicosis, including:
- Lung cancer
- Heart failure
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Kidney disease
How might my employer be responsible?
The law says that every employer has a duty of care to protect employees from suffering harm in the workplace.
Where your employer failed to foresee the harm that could be caused by your occupation, or provide the protective gear specified, they could be said to have failed in their duty of care. that should be keeping all employees safe in the workplace.
Speak to specialist silicosis solicitor
Silicosis claims are quite a specialised area of the law, so it makes sense to deal with solicitors who have extensive experience and a track record of successful claims.
We employ specialist silicosis solicitors who understand the impact that a diagnosis of industrial disease can have on victims and their families, and aim to be as considerate and supportive as possible throughout the claims process.
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