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Other industrial diseases

Workplaces in the UK are almost certainly the safest they have ever been. Improved environments and systems have led to a sustained reduction in the number of deaths and serious injuries in accidents at work. The ban on asbestos usage has prevented much of the exposure that was a feature of the 20th century.

Regrettably employees are still sometimes exposed to factors or substances that have the capacity to cause serious illness. Exposure to certain materials can cause occupational asthma. Some working environments may be associated with an increased risk of developing bladder cancer. Repeated exposure to some irritants can cause dermatitis.

Other conditions such as work related stress and vibration white finger (HAVS) can have the potential to prevent an individual from pursuing a career.

If you have any queries about a possible occupational or industrial illness and would like some advice about your options then contact us by phone or e-mail.