Services
People
News and Events
Other
Blogs

Industrial Disease

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 01616 966 229.

 

Why are there so many asbestos-related disease deaths over 20 years after asbestos was banned in the UK?

  • Posted

In 2020 alone, there was over 5,000 asbestos-related disease deaths, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. So the question remains, if the use of asbestos was banned in 1999, why are we still facing asbestos-related deaths over 20 years on?...

Increase in hand-arm vibration cases

  • Posted

According to the latest HSE figures , in 2019 there were 205 new cases of hand-arm vibration syndrome in 2019, up from 180 cases in the previous year. New cases had been declining since 2015 when 635 cases were reported to the Industrial Injuries...

Health and Safety Executive targets construction firms in October with dustbusting initiative

Sarah Masters
  • Posted
  • Author

From Monday 5th October 2020, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be targeting construction firms across Great Britain in a month long inspection initiative focussed on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease. The health and safety...

Dupuytren's Contracture recognised as an industrial disease

  • Posted

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?

  • Posted

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

  • Posted

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

Sarah Masters
  • Posted
  • Author

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

Sarah Masters
  • Posted
  • Author

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

  • Posted

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

Sarah Masters
  • Posted
  • Author

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? ...

  • Page 1 of 3