"Millions are spent each year on treating industrial diseases
which people have contracted through poor working practices and conditions.
We cover all other Industrial diseases
, such as deafness, dermatitis, carpal tunnel syndrome.
Occupational dermatitis is said to be one of the most prevalent industrial diseases
, accounting for 3% of all sickness absence.
This follows the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders (LASPO) Act which included industrial diseases
along with Road Traffic Accidents in measures to end no win no fee litigation in the courts.
WHEN peers voted to prevent victims of industrial diseases
from being subjected to the Government's proposed restrictions of 'no-win, no-fee', they voted for common sense.
While it would be nice to think that some of the worst industrial diseases
have been consigned to history - along with the cloth caps and clogs - the reality is very different, as lawyer Angela Thompson knows only too well.
Paul Glanville said: "Our goal is to ensure that workers with industrial diseases
have access to the best possible legal advice.
ALEADING solicitor with more than 20 years' experience in helping clients suffering from industrial diseases
has joined North East legal firm BHP Law.
Advice clinics are being held about how to claim compensation for industrial diseases
The long-running compensation process involves hundreds of thousands of claims for industrial diseases
linked with working in the pits.
Lawyers are calling on the Government to help the victims of industrial diseases
trace their former employers' insurance policies so they can claim compensation.
Mr Smith said, 'We are likely to see a major upsurge in industrial diseases
over the next few years particularly those linked to exposure to asbestos.