Shipbuilding has been one of the most successful and iconic industries on Britain’s south coast for generations. Cities and towns such as Chichester, Portsmouth and Southampton have contributed a great deal to Britain’s proud maritime history. However, even in this day and age the shipbuilding and ship repair industry is not without health and safety hazards and any worker affected by occupational illness or ill health may be able to proceed with an industrial disease claim.
Many chemicals, paints and solvents used in the ship building industries have the potential, if they come into to contact with skin, to cause dermatological conditions such as dermatitis. The longer the history of exposure, the greater the likelihood of the condition being acute.
Asbestos use in the shipbuilding industry was common throughout the middle decades of the last century and thousands of workers have since paid the cost.
If you, or a close family member, have developed an illness such as mesothelioma or asbestosis as a result of asbestos exposure in the shipbuilding industry, contact our industrial disease solicitors today.
Loud machinery is a staple part of any shipyard. However, this does not mean that workers should see hearing loss and tinnitus as part and parcel of the job.
The reality is that employers are obliged to monitor noise levels and to provide appropriate hearing protection, such as ear defenders to protect against hearing-related industrial illness.
Workers who develop such conditions as a result their workplaces are entitled to claim compensation.
Vibrating machinery is commonplace in the south coast’s shipyards. Whether a result of using sanders, saws, drills or any other type of machinery, if workers develop vibration-related conditions such as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) or Vibration White Finger (VWF), it may be possible to proceed with a successful industrial disease claim.
George Ide LLP’s personal injury team is recognised as being one of the best in the South.
Our client-focussed service aims to secure the best possible settlement while also considering all aspects of client welfare and care.
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