Industrial Disease Claims Solicitors in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee
Have you or a loved one developed a disease or condition as a result of your working conditions? Our expert lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve, even if you stopped working for the company many years ago.
Get in touch with Calio Claims today to find out how we can help. You can call us on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our dedicated industrial disease team will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to giving you the advice and assistance you need.
We have assisted clients across many different industries including shipbuilding, textiles, tobacco, steel, construction and engineering. We can advise on likely obstacles or defences associated with specific sectors. Throughout each claim, we use state-of-the-art case management software to maximise ease, efficiency, and convenience for clients – from enabling them to upload photos from smartphones, to prompt progress reporting.
Appointing a dedicated claims handler for each case also maximises efficiency and service. In addition, we can use our extensive network in this area to connect clients and their families with specialists in anything from rehabilitation and care provision to home modifications. Wherever possible, we aim to deal with claims on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
Our specialist personal injury solicitors help clients get the compensation they deserve, and deal with claims for a wide range of diseases and conditions, such as:
- asbestos-related diseases, including pleural plaques, asbestosis, mesothelioma, diffuse pleural thickening, and asbestos-related lung cancer
- vibration related diseases and HAVS (hand-arm vibration syndrome)
- skin conditions such as dermatitis
- non-asbestos respiratory diseases and work-related asthma
- nuclear or radiation-related diseases
- musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)
When you approach us about your potential claim, our aim is to have a full understanding of your position to help give you the best possible outcome. We will ask you questions about your current circumstances as well as the details and conditions of your appointment, and the extent of your disease or condition. We will also require details on the types of treatment you have received and would ask where possible for you to provide any evidence relating to this, as well as evidence relating to the treatment costs, or the cost of any care or medication. This way we can measure the amount you have lost out financially as a result of your injury and can begin to value your claim. We then draft a claim which can be intimated to your previous employer.
Will I have to go to court to make an industrial disease claim?
Claiming compensation is not as daunting as it sounds. The vast majority of claims do not reach court and are settled by negotiation – meaning you are not likely to go to court at all, saving you the hassle and stress involved in litigation. There are time limits involved in personal injury cases, so do get in touch as soon as you can.
If your case does have to go to court our litigation experts are more than capable to take your case forward and fight your corner.
We will also gather evidence to support your claim. This may include things such as witness statements, photographs of the workplace, medical reports, medical or expert opinion, copies of any accident or police reports and anything else we believe will assist in making your claim.
Can I make a claim where my former workplace no longer exists?
Yes, and in fact, this is very common. Many work-related diseases and injuries can take years and even decades to manifest, and we frequently assist people in these circumstances. Where the company you worked for no longer exists, our team will run an extensive investigation on your behalf to uncover who owes you compensation. We have dealt with claims for shipbuilding companies for example who folded over forty years ago and have been successful in finding the party responsible for making the pay-out. Our team work tirelessly on your behalf, leaving no stone unturned to get you results.
When you get in contact with our team, we will assess your case and advise you on the likelihood of success and may even be able to tell how much you are likely to receive should you decide to go ahead with your claim. You can also drop into one of our offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Dundee to speak to one of our friendly and approachable team or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away.
Contact our expert industrial disease compensation lawyers in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee today
If you believe you are suffering from a disease or ailment because of conditions at your place of work, contact our specialist personal injury team today. The team is spread across our offices – Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland - making it easy and convenient to consult one of our experts. We will be happy to discuss your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.