Industrial disease compensation claims
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Work-related illnesses, also known as industrial diseases, can have an extreme effect on a sufferer’s life. These are commonly caused by the exposure to hazards in the workplace, from toxic chemicals and substances like asbestos to other kinds of hazards like extreme noise or vibration.
Cute Injury are here to help those affected by any type of industrial disease. We work on a No Win No Fee* basis – so you get the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
As a respected and dedicated injury compensation company, we have access to a wide range of work injury solicitors so you can be sure your claim will be progressed with the utmost professionalism and dedication.
Make an industrial disease compensation claim with Cute Injury
If you feel you are entitled to make an industrial disease compensation claim, then contact us on a No Win No Fee* basis. We pride ourselves on providing a high level of service and advice while we progress your industrial disease claim. If you have suffered a severe injury or illness at work due to negligence, you could be entitled to compensation to help with treatment and providing a better quality of life – for you and your family.
If we are sure that you have a legitimate right to make a work injury compensation claim then we will fund your claim through a No Win No Fee* policy. You are therefore guaranteed the maximum compensation you are entitled to, and we will recover any costs from the other side.
For more information on how we can help, get in touch now…
Types of industrial disease
There are many different forms of industrial disease, including:
- Hearing loss and industrial deafness
- Asbestos and Mesothelioma-related diseases
- Repetitive strain injury
- Skin conditions e.g. dermatitis
- Asthma and other lung conditions caused by dust/fumes etc…
- Occupational cancer
This should not be viewed as an exhaustive list, as there are many other types of industrial disease compensation claim. If you feel like you may be entitled to compensation then contact Cute Injury today for more help and advice.
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, sometimes called industrial injury benefit, is a government funded benefit scheme for those who are disabled due to an accident they have suffered at work, or those who are suffering from certain diseases that were brought on due to an unsafe work environment.
Who Qualifies for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit?
Those who qualify for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit are those who are disabled because of:
- An accident they had whilst at work;
- An accident they suffered whilst working; or
- Certain diseases they are now suffering from brought on by their work environment.
On the last point – only industrial diseases qualify for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, for example, those who have developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos. Another example would be hearing loss suffered as a result of a noisy work environment.
Something worth noting about Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit is that you can receive it even if you are in work currently or if you choose to go back to work. However, those who are self-employed are not eligible.
How Much Can I Receive?
The amount of payment you receive for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit will depend on your age and the extent of your disability. To be eligible you must be assessed to have at least 14% disablement, although there are exceptions to this.
Payment for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit are in the form of 10% increments – starting at 20% (disablement of 14-19% is rounded up for payment purposes) going all the way up to 100%. The minimum amount of payment available is £33.20 per week for those with 20% disablement; with maximum payout for those who are 100% disabled receiving £166.00.
You can see the full table of payout amounts here.
How Do I Make a Claim?
The first step to making a claim for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit is to download a claim form, which you can access here. There are separate forms that apply depending on whether you are claiming for an accident or an injury.
In addition the filling in the form, you will also need to provide your National Insurance number and proof of your identity.
If you disagree with the decision made on your claim then you can choose to request a written statement of reasons. If you still disagree then you can appeal the decision, although the appeal must be made within a month so you should seek legal advice as soon as possible.
If Your Circumstances Change
If there are any changes to your circumstances then it is important to inform the office that deals with your claim immediately. Changes in circumstances that you must declare include:
- Your condition improves significantly;
- You change your name for any reason including marrying, remarrying or forming a civil partnership;
- You move to a new address;
- You got to prison; or
- You leave the country.
To find out more, read our industrial disease resources below:
Industrial Disease resources