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Industrial and air pollution

Industrial and air pollution can give rise to illness and disease, particularly respiratory disease depending on the type of fumes and their intensity.

If exposure occurs at work, there are a number of regulations which can apply, including the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations.

These claims can also arise outside the workplace, for example where industrial waste is pumped into the environment affecting local residents, or where large scale demolition work is going on.

If you are unlucky enough to suffer an illness, disease or injury as a result of any such circumstance, it is possible that you may be able to bring a claim for damages, otherwise known as compensation.

There are various potential grounds for establishing a right to compensation, each dependent on the type of exposure; and in each type of case detailed evidence will be necessary to establish that the substance is capable of causing the injury complained of, that it did in fact cause injury in this case, that there was a foreseeable risk of such injury occurring and that the person or body responsible was negligent or in breach of statutory duty in allowing or causing the leak or discharge to occur.

If you believe that you are suffering an illness, disease or injury as a result of something in the environment, always keep any evidence to support the exposure, make sure that you seek medical advice and that your treating doctors are made aware of your belief / suspicion of the cause and keep details of all doctors visited and treatments, and for any injury related expenses.

Please visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim.

Strict time limits apply to making a claim for any type of personal injury, so please contact an experienced solicitor as soon as you think you may have a claim for compensation.

Clear Answers lawyers are experts in all aspects of personal injury work and in how to pursue claims for damages. They will be able to advise you whether a claim for damages is possible, give guidance and assistance on how the claim can be pursued and ensure that all the correct evidence is obtained to secure the best result for you.

Telephone us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms.

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