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Silicosis Compensation Claims

Silicosis Compensation Claims

 

Duncan Lewis Industrial Claims Solicitors – No win no fee Silicosis Compensation Claims

 

Silicosis is an incurable lung disease caused by inhaling silica dust.

 

There are three different types of silicosis lung disease:

 

  • Simple chronic silicosis – occurs after 20 years of inhaling moderate amounts of silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs and lymph nodes in the chest.
  • Accelerated silicosis – occurs after exposure to larger amounts of silica dust over up to 15 years, with symptoms developing sooner and scarring of lung tissue possible (progressive massive fibrosis)
  • Acute silicosis – occurs after brief exposure to a large amount of silica dust, with more serious symptoms, including severe lung inflammation, fluid on the lungs, breathlessness and low levels of oxygen in the blood.

 

Coughing is a common symptom in silcosis, as well as weight loss and breathing problems or chest pain.

 

Silica dust is used in a wide range of industries, including:

 

  • Construction
  • Glass cutting
  • Mining
  • Quarry works
  • Road construction
  • Sand blasting
  • Stonemasonry.

 

Diagnosis of silicosis involves blood tests, chest X-ray, CT scan and pulmonary function tests to measure lung function.

 

Employers have a legal duty to protect workers from the risks of exposure to silica dust, including advising workers on the risks and offering protective safety equipment.

 

Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors can advise workers who have been diagnosed with silicosis as a result of failings in health and safety at work on how to make a now in no fee silicosis compensation claim.

 

Making a Claim for Silicosis Compensation

 

Workers who have been diagnosed with work-related silicosis have three years from the date of diagnosis in which to make a no win no fee compensation claim, if an employer has failed to protect a worker from developing silicosis – or advise a worker of the risks of exposure to silica dust at work under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002.

 

Because silicosis can take years to develop, Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors can help with tracing the insurers of a former employer using the Employers’ Liability Tracing Office (ELTO) and records held at Companies House. Even if an employer is no longer in business or a company was taken over a former employer’s business, it is still possible to trace the Employers' Liability (EL) insurer to make a claim for silicosis compensation.

 

Duncan Lewis Industrial Claims Solicitors – No win no fee Silicosis Compensation Claims

 

Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors are leading firm of no win no fee lawyers and can advise victims of industrial diseases and their families on how to make silicosis compensation claims – including historic cases where a disease or degenerative condition caused by exposure to hazardous silica dust at work has been diagnosed.

 

Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors employ medical experts in industrial diseases if it is necessary to prove a link between a claimant’s employment and later being diagnosed with silicosis caused by exposure to hazardous dust in the workplace.

 

Because of the limitation period for making claims for work-related silicosis, Duncan Lewis industrial claims solicitors advise claimants to get in touch as soon as possible after diagnosis of silicosis industrial disease to discuss making a compensation claim.

 

For expert legal advice on no win no fee Silicosis Compensation Claims call Duncan Lewis Industrial Claims Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.


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