If you have suffered a work related illness, such as stress, repetitive strain injury or hearing loss, then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, treatment and out-of-pocket expenses.
Your employer has a legal duty to take reasonable care for your health and safety whilst you are at work. Put simply, if you suffer from a work related illness and it was caused due to a failing by your employer, then you may be able to claim, even if the company no longer exists.
Examples of work related illness could include things like:
- Stress from unfair pressure that you were put under
- Hearing loss caused by persistent exposure to a loud or noisy environment
- Repetitive strain injury caused by inadequate workstation setups
- Mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos
This is just a handful of examples of work related illness, but there are many more.
What Can I Claim For?
When you suffer from workplace related illness, it can have a number of financial consequences. That’s why at LawClaim.net, we focus on more than just the injury compensation.
Other expenses to consider that should be a part of your claim include:
- Loss of Earnings
- Travel to and from medical appointments due to your accident
- Gratuitous Care (we can claim an hourly rate for all the time you have needed assistance with things that you would have normally done for yourself, but for your injuries)
- Medication and Treatment
How Does It All Work?
Making a claim for a work related illness couldn’t be simpler. It all starts with an informal chat to discuss your circumstances and how the illness originated. We’ll talk about your prospects of success and what exactly we can do to help make life easier for you in the meantime.
Once we have taken on your case, we’ll submit your claim to your employer, who will usually pass this on to their insurers to deal with. From that point on, we will negotiate directly with their insurers to settle the claim fairly and obtain any treatment that you need to assist your recovery.
If they do not accept responsibility for your work related illness, we can take your case to court, but don’t worry, as only a very small percentage of cases are actually settled in court. Most are dealt with directly with the other side by way of negotiation.
The LawClaim Difference
Many personal injury lawyers will take on a case for work related illness, but most lack the experience and skill it takes to get the best settlement.
The key difference that you’ll get when claiming for work related illness through LawClaim is the way in which your claim will be handled. Unfortunately most large firms have to use junior lawyers or case handlers who are not even qualified solicitors to handle your case, with as little time spent on your case as possible, in order to make it profitable for them.
But because our clients come to us directly and we do not have the same overheads, we can afford to spend as much time and put in as much work as is required to get the best outcome possible for you.
It’s not surprising that so many of our clients started their cases elsewhere, but transferred to us when the realised that they needed more time and effort to get the right result for them.
So what does this mean to you? By choosing LawClaim, depending on your circumstances, you could get:
- A higher settlement for your work related illness claim
- Private medical treatment
- An interim payment to keep you afloat whilst your claim is being dealt with
- Reimbursement of your travel costs, medication costs and other out-of-pocket expenses
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We’re here to help. Get in touch today for an informal no-obligation chat about your circumstances and we’ll happily talk through your options. We’ll address any questions or concerns that you may have and help you to understand the legal process in clear, jargon-free language.
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