Diseases in the workplace are usually found in environments such as, abattoir, chemistry labs, factories, industrial workshops and the list goes on. Diseases can be exposed via airborne particles or through the skin. Personal protection equipment should be suitable for the environments that you are working in and each industry has equipment to control the different agents that we are susceptible to.
When discovering that you have been exposed to some sort of disease, it is essential to have tests and a reasonable diagnosis that indicates what triggered the disease. Some diseases are only temporary and can be easily treated; others may trigger a permanent reaction that will need continual management. Medically and legally you will require a specialist that can support you with identifying negligence and can determine future case for the disease.
When it comes to pursuing a Common Law Claim a specialist must be able to pinpoint that the work environment was the main contributing factor and that adequate personal protection equipment was not provided or enforced by the employer. There needs to be sufficient supporting evidence that the disease could have been prevented and will remain impairment in the employee’s future.