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Work-Related Illness Claims

Unlike other personal injuries, it may be years before you develop symptoms of a work-related illness or industrial disease; you may even be retired. Unfortunately, by this time, the injury could be life-changing or even result in loss of life. If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, we have the right experience and expertise to help you with a claim. Even if the company or companies to blame are no longer in business, you may still be able to make a compensation claim. With our personal and compassionate approach, we’ll help you to secure the compensation you deserve to give you and your family the best possible future.

No Win No Fee Work-Related Illness Claims

Stonehewer Moss Solicitors, based in Northwich, is one of Cheshire’s leading personal injury claims solicitors, accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, with vast experience and an extensive record of compensation claims success for work-related illnesses.

We handle the majority of cases on a No Win No Fee basis. Watch this short video to learn more.

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What types of work-related illnesses can I claim for?

Here are examples of the types of work-related illness claims Stonehewer Moss can help you with:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Work-related cancers
  • Work-related asthma
  • Silicosis claims
  • Work-related hearing loss
  • Hand-arm vibration syndrome and vibration white finger
  • Serious back injuries
  • Work-related skin conditions
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Illness from a communicable disease eg COVID-19

If you have developed a work-related illness or industrial disease, you may be entitled to compensation.

Get in touch to start your claim

Call us on freephone 0800 434 6544 or 01606 87 22 00

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have a coronavirus (COVID-19) at work claim?

The law for employers has not changed despite the coronavirus pandemic. An employee may be entitled to compensation if they contract COVID-19 because their employer has not done enough to ensure that their workplace is ‘COVID-secure’.

Employers have a legal duty to their employees to take reasonable care for their health and safety and they must take reasonable steps to do this. In particular, employers must take steps to secure a safe system of work, safe premises, safe equipment, and competent staff.

If you believe you have contracted COVID-19 due to ineffective health and safety measures implemented at your place of work, you may be able to bring a claim against your employer and secure compensation.

In order for us to assess whether or not you have a COVID-19 at work claim, we would ask all potential applicants to answer the following questions and send us your answers by email in confidence to

This will enable us to determine whether or not you have a case to bring a claim against your employer before arranging a free initial consultation.

Pre-Assessment Questionnaire

How long do I have to make a claim?

The standard three-year rule for personal injury claims does not apply for work-related illnesses or industrial disease claims.

In these cases, the general rule is that the limitation clock does not start ticking until the injured person becomes aware that they have an injury and that the injury is related to work. Once the limitation clock starts, then you generally have three years from that date to make a claim.

A typical example would be someone who worked in a noisy factory for many years in the 80s and 90s but who only became aware they had started losing their hearing in the last few years.

As specialist personal injury lawyers, we will be able to advise you on your rights.

How do I make a compensation claim?

Once diagnosed with a work-related illness or industrial disease, the next step is to get in touch with us as soon as possible to see if you have a claim.

We offer a Free No Obligation Case Review so that we can understand more about the accident circumstances and to advise you on whether or not you have a claim.

Such cases are often complex and require a solicitor with experience and expertise in these types of claims as in most cases, there is not one single event which caused the injury, it may have developed during employment with 1 or more employers dating back many years, and some, if not all, of those companies, may no longer exist.

We will guide and support you throughout the personal injury claims process, dealing directly with your employers and their insurance company, tracking down companies if necessary, on your behalf to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

How much will my claim be worth?

In handling your claim, we will also look at other financial aspects such as medical expenses and loss of earnings you may have had as a result of the illness. We will also factor into the value of your claim any long term medical expenses that you may incur for life-changing injuries that require ongoing medical treatment. The value of every compensation claim for a work-related illness depends on the seriousness of the injury as well as the chances of you making a full recovery.

We will also seek to obtain interim payments where possible to help you to avoid financial hardship caused by industrial disease, as well as making claims on behalf of families who have lost loved ones to a work-related illness or industrial disease.

Whatever the nature of your injury, our aim is to get you the highest amount of compensation as quickly and stress-free as possible.

Why choose us?

Personal Injury Specialists

We are specialists in personal injury law with a proven track record in securing compensation.

No Win, No Fee

We offer a no-win no-fee claims service to ease the financial pressure on you.

Free Initial Consultation

You can arrange a free no-obligation case review to help you decide if we’re the injury lawyers for you.

Accredited Firm

We are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), demonstrating our experience specialist expertise in personal injury law.

Personal Service

We will support you throughout the claims process, providing a personal, friendly and compassionate service, with local home and hospital visits if required.

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