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Silicosis Claims

Silicosis is a fatal form of lung disease caused by the inhalation of toxic silica particles. Once inhaled the particles attack the immune system causing severe and long term health implications.

As with the majority of pneumoconiosis diseases, sufferers of silicosis often take decades to exhibit symptoms, allowing the condition to manifest within the body causing incurable damage. If you or a loved one has been affected by silicosis it is essential you contact a solicitor who specialise in industrial disease claims. For a free initial claim assessment contact Farleys on 0845 050 1958, alternatively please complete an online enquiry form.

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Take our free assessment to find out if you have an silicosis claim, or call us on 0333 331 5441.

Pursing a Silicosis Claim

Under UK and EU law businesses have a duty of care towards their employees, possessing both a legal obligation to ensure the appropriate steps are made to protect their health and safety. In industrial occupations involving hazardous environments, where there is often a greater threat posed to workers, it is essential employers fulfil this duty. Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 business owners must take the following precautions to minimise the risk of exposure to silica:

  • Personal protective equipment;
  • Regular risk assessments;
  • Comprehensive training.

Yet despite this many employers neglect regulatory guidelines, failing to protect their employees from exposure to the deadly dust particles, resulting in terminal health problems.

Eligibility for Silicosis Claims

Like the majority of personal injury claims, cases of silicosis are subject to strict statutory time limits. Although sufferers can pursue a claim decades after being exposed due to the apparent lack of symptoms, a silicosis claim must be made within three years of the diagnosis. Seeking expert legal advice following a medical consultation is essential in maximising your chance of obtaining a settlement, as well as gaining access to medical treatment to help ease symptoms and restore quality of life.

Here at Farleys our industrial disease claims solicitors have a wealth of experience in what is a highly complex area of law. The knowledge and skill our dedicated team possess allows us to negotiate a settlement inclusive of our clients needs, including future treatment and monetary loss.

Contact a Specialist in Silicosis Claims

Sufferers should not let financial concerns prevent them from pursuing a claim as we accept each case on a no win no fee basis, ensuring you receive access to the support you deserve. To begin your claim today contact Farleys’ personal injury team on 0845 050 1958, alternatively please complete an online enquiry form.

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