How do I make a silicosis compensation claim?
If you’ve been diagnosed with the disease, there are different routes to compensation:
- Make a civil claim for compensation. One of our specialist silicosis lawyers can help you understand this process.
- Make a claim for industrial disablement benefit. You're entitled to receive the benefit if you have developed silicosis after being exposed to silica at work. However, it’s important to bear in mind that you will not qualify for the claim if you were self-employed when you were exposed.
- Claim a lump sum of compensation under the Workers Compensation Act 1979. A claim for compensation under this Act is available to anyone with silicosis or a dependent whose loved one has died of silicosis.
You can make all three types of claim, but money received through industrial disablement benefit or the Workers Compensation Act will be deducted from any compensation awarded in a civil claim.
To start your civil claim, request a call back from our industrial disease lawyers or call us on 0800 0 224 224.
Why choose Thompsons’ industrial disease solicitors?
Silicosis claims are quite a specialised area of the law, so it is important to choose a solicitor with extensive experience and a proven track record of securing successful claims.
Thompsons employs specialist silicosis solicitors who are an integral part of our industrial disease team. They understand the impact that a silicosis diagnosis can have, and will treat you with kindness and compassion throughout the claims process.
We’re the UK’s leading social justice law firm, only ever representing workers and never employers, so you can be sure we are fully on your side.
Contact us on 0800 0 224 224 or complete our online form here to start your silicosis compensation claim.
Who is at risk of developing silicosis?
Silicosis is caused by exposure to silica dust.
Exposure to silica dust is most commonly associated with the following industries:
- Manufacture of glass and metal products.