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Industrial Disease

Employers have a responsibility to protect the health of their employees and provide safe working conditions. When this fails, an employee may develop a variety of industrial diseases, some of which result in serious illnesses.


Many law firms do personal injury work, but only certain firms have the specialist experience necessary to pursue a claim where an illness or disease has been caused by unsafe workplace conditions. At SC Law, Claire Hodgson is a specialist solicitor with over 25 years experience in handling industrial disease claims and cases where harm has been caused by exposure to dangerous substances, vibration, noise or repetitive work, including:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Bilateral diffuse pleural thickening
  • Asbestos related lung cancer
  • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss
  • Work related upper limb injuries (tensosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Silicosis
  • Occupational asthma
  • Dermatitis and other skin disorders

At SC Law, our specialist industrial disease lawyers will help secure the maximum compensation for you. Your claim will be handled with expertise and sensitivity. At SC Law we understand the human cost of negligence caused by your workplace, particularly where the disease is terminal and will result in premature death. Under English law, in most cases you must make an industrial disease claim within three years from the date that you first suspected that your illness is a result of your employment or three years from when your symptoms first started.

In many (if not most) cases people are not aware that they have been harmed by their work until many years later, by which time the employer may no longer exist – in which case, it is necessary to find the insurer, if there was one. Claire Hodgson, our industrial disease specialist is very experienced in tracing old employers and their insurers. If you are suffering from an illness that is related to your working conditions then contact Claire for initial free advice to see if you have a potential compensation claim.

If we can prove a link between your work environment and your medical condition and that your employer failed to protect you, our industrial disease specialist solicitor will pursue a workplace illness claim on your behalf.

Our industrial disease lawyers understand that pursuing a claim at an already stressful time is another problem for you and your family to cope with. At SC Law we will provide practical, attentive and sympathetic advice so you feel reassured that your claim is being handled by a professional. We will work closely with you to make the process simple and easy to understand and work with you to meet your needs.

At SC Law, Claire Hodgson will provide a personalised service that is tailor-made to each individual client's case. Claire is able to quickly identify and gather the evidence necessary to support your claim. Where possible, we will push to obtain early interim payments. We will provide not only legal advice, but also benefits and lifestyle information to help restore a reasonable quality of life. If you already have an ongoing claim and are not happy with your current solicitors and want to switch to expert lawyers, please contact us. Changing solicitors is a straightforward process.

If you have suffered because of an industrial disease, contact us for expert advice on claiming compensation. SC Law is the leading industrial disease law firm in North West London and employs some of the best lawyers. We have a team of the best medical and other experts' and instruct very experienced barristers to help support our clients' cases.



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