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The industrial disease team at Stephensons regularly write about related legal topics and  welcome your comments on our posts. If you would like more information on our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch on 0175 321 6399.

 

Dupuytren's Contracture recognised as an industrial disease

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have recognised another condition, known as Dupuytren’s Contracture, as a recognised industrial disease for the purposes of making a claim for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB). This...

Can you make an industrial disease claim if the company no longer exists?

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One of the main issues which deters people from pursuing an industrial disease claim is that some symptoms can take many years to develop or become noticeable, such as work-related lung cancer , asbestosis or hearing loss . As such, by the...

Record $3 million asbestos compensation award in Australia

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South Australian father of three, Matthew Werfel, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017 after finding a lump in his groin. Mr Werfel worked as a fencing contractor as a teenager and was found to have been exposed to asbestos dust during that role. He was...

Latest figures reveal over 2,500 people died of mesothelioma in 2017

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently published statistics which reveal that sadly 2,523 people died from mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer in 2017. The figures reveal that over the past five years the number of deaths has...

Action Mesothelioma Day 2019

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Action Mesothelioma Day is taking place on Friday 5th July 2019. Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by breathing in asbestos dust. Asbestos is banned in the UK but you can still find it in schools, homes and offices. The UK has the worst...

Mesothelioma claims where no insurance can be traced

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Individuals diagnosed with the asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma , could be entitled to compensation if they believe they were exposed to asbestos in the workplace. In a standard civil damages claim, details are initially submitted to the insurer...

Personalised mesothelioma treatment trial opens in the UK

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The Mesothelioma Stratified Therapy (MiST) trial, which is taking place in Leicester, is a world’s first trial into developing personalised treatment for those with mesothelioma. The trial opened on 29th January 2019. What is mesothelioma? ...

Tinnitus awareness week - 4th-10th February 2019

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In the UK alone, there are approximately 11 million people with hearing loss, which is around one in six of us. This year, the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) are focusing on tinnitus, isolation and loneliness, and they are trying hard to reach out to...

February is Raynaud's awareness month

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This is an annual event co-ordinated by Scleroderma and Raynaud’s UK (SRUK) - the only charity in the country dedicated to helping people with these conditions. The charity has invested more than £10 million pounds to date to help fund...

Mesothelioma - symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

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Mesothelioma is a type of cancer which mainly affects the lining of the lungs. Nearly all cases of mesothelioma are caused by exposure to asbestos fibres which can easily get stuck in and damage the lungs, and whilst this may not cause any problems...

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