What is Industrial Disease?

Under the Health and Safety at Work Act, your employer has a duty of care to you as an employee, and must protect you from any health risks in the workplace.

This can be done through providing training on risks, ensuring you have enough breaks to avoid working in the same environment or on the same task for too long, or providing personal protective equipment (PPE).

Unfortunately, failure to follow best practice is common, and workers are put at risk of a number of conditions due to employer negligence.

The most common types of claim relate to:

  • Hearing damage, such as acoustic shock, tinnitus, and noise-induced hearing loss

  • Respiratory problems, such as occupational asthma or silicosis

  • Repetitive strain injuries, such as bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy and vibration white finger

  • Chemical poisoning, which can cause issues such as dermatitis

  • Osteoarthritis

However, this isn't an exhaustive list – there are many conditions than can be caused by employer negligence. If you've developed a work-related illness, you could be able to claim compensation.



The Claims Bureau Limited are a claims management company. You do not have to use our service as you are entitled to make a claim yourself for free, either to the person against whom you wish to complain or to the relevant statutory ombudsman (The Financial Ombudsman Service or The Pension Ombudsman Service), or the statutory compensation scheme (The Financial Services Compensation Scheme) if it falls within their remit, providing where applicable you have approached the company in question first.


The Claims Bureau, a limited company registered in England & Wales (registered number 08075880), registered at the above address). The Claims Bureau Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (see the FCA register at Reference 830392). The Claims Bureau is registered with the ICO (Z3299040).

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