Occupational Health Claims

What is occupational health?

Occupational health is all about how your work affects your health. It covers a wide range of issues, from injuries sustained through accidents at work to long-term exposure to health hazards such as excessive noise, industrial dust and stress. It also involves industrial diseases such as asbestosis, silicosis and RSI.

Employers have a duty to protect the occupational health of their employees, ensuring that the workplace is safe. They must carry out risk assessments, provide Personal Protective Equipment where necessary and even consider issues such as bad posture in office jobs which could lead to upper limb disorders.

Who is affected by occupational health?

Workers in a whole range of professions are affected by a variety of occupational health problems. Although construction and agricultural employees continue to be particularly susceptible to industrial disease, office workers are also exposed to many hazards in the workplace.

Employment laws have improved over the last few decades and workers are now better protected than ever before, but employees who were affected by occupational health issues which take many years to show symptoms – notably asbestosis – are now coming forward to claim compensation.

Helping you make occupational health claims

Occupational health is a complicated legal area which involves an understanding of both employment and personal injury law, as well as having a grasp of the array of occupational medical conditions. The personal injury team at CH Legal has substantial experience helping employees to pursue claims which have been caused by unsafe working environments. Some of the areas in which we specialise include:

●    asbestosis

●    occupational hearing loss also known as noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)

●    Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)

●    occupational skin problems

If you have suffered occupational health problems, our personal injury lawyers can provide legal advice, help you understand your rights and assist you with making any compensation claims. To find out how we can help you, contact Thomas Phillips or phone 0845 4786 354.