Industrial disease claims in Ireland
Industrial disease is a medical condition contracted as a result of an unsatisfactory working environment. The term is used for a wide range of medical conditions including injuries* to the skin, respiratory system and muscles, nerves and tendons. These injuries* can be caused as a result of an employer’s failure to comply with health and safety regulations, failure to provide employees with a safe system of work and a safe place of work as is required under the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005.
Compensation claims involving industrial diseases are often a lot more difficult to pursue than other types of personal injury claims*. The exposure which caused the illness could have occurred a long time ago and expert evidence to prove a link between the illness and working conditions may be required.
If your employer has failed to provide you with a safe place of work or safe system of work and you have contracted an industrial disease you may have grounds for a compensation claim*.
To find out how we can help you claim compensation* please download and return to us the attached personal injury claim form or simply contact our office at 045 898000.
Download the following Instruction Sheet and return it us:
Had an Accident? Fill in our online Accident Form and get an answer within 24 hours.
*In contentious Business a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.*