Industrial disease claims
Digby Brown has many years of experience in working for victims of industrial diseases.
We handle a wide range of industrial disease claims from Asbestos disease to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, Hazardous substances and Industrial Deafness and tinnitus.
We pride ourselves on being experts in this field, particularly in asbestos-related conditions, where we recently won a landmark ruling for a pleural plaques compensation claim.
Specialist industrial disease solicitors
Industrial diseases can take years to manifest and the cases can be difficult to prove. It can often be difficult to trace insurer to make payments, but Digby Brown's industrial disease solicitors have the expertise and experience to assess your case, advise you on the best way forward and give you the very best chance of success possible.
Industrial disease solicitors will guide you through the claim process
Wherever possible, our industrial disease solicitors like to follow up the initial discussion by arranging a face to face meeting with you, either in our office, hospital or we are happy to come to your home if this is most convenient.
At this first meeting we will explain exactly what steps we will be taking and the process involved in seeking financial compensation. We will also let you know what you can do to help us. We will fully explain how we fund the case through our no win no fee compensate funding scheme.
No win no fee personal injury solicitors
The expression “No Win – No Fee” is often used in personal injury cases. It is used as a way of funding a compensation claim where the accident victim does not have the means to pay for the costs involved as the case progresses.
A number of solicitors are prepared to handle personal injury cases on a “No Win – No Fee” basis but very few are able to offer their clients complete protection if the case is unsuccessful.
In that event, the client could end up being liable for many thousands of pounds in legal expenses or the case won't be fully investigated and therefore likely to under-settle.
Compensate 'no win no fee' funding
Digby Brown has its own funding company, Compensate, which provides the funding to allow the case to be fully investigated, employ the best experts surrounding the circumstances of the accident and/or injuries sustained and where and if necessary go to court.
If for whatever reason the case is unsuccessful, Compensate pays all your legal expenses and those of your opponent – you pay nothing.
On average our clients receive over 3 times the pre-litigation offer
Because of Compensate funding Digby Brown's success rate is extremely high and on average our clients receive three times the pre-litigation offer.
In the event the case is successful, a small percentage of your damages will be deducted with VAT to pay for this service. The percentage which Compensate will charge depends on the degree of risk involved. We believe that this is the fairest method of giving clients access to justice whilst ensuring their cases are fully investigated, prepared and funded.
Beware of compensation offers which may be too good
We know you will have seen many adverts offering 100% compensation or telling you that you will not lose any of your compensation, however we believe there are a number of problems with companies that do this.
- How do they make their money if they don’t charge you anything?
- If they aren’t taking any money from you, the client, what incentive do they have to ensure you receive the right level of compensation, appropriate to the injuries you have sustained?
- Fully preparing a case, finding out exactly what happened and what the consequences of your injuries may mean in the long term, is expensive, how do they do this properly?
- If they aren’t fully preparing these cases will they just accept the first offer they are given on your behalf by the Insurance company?
- It makes simple business sense, the less work they do the higher their profit margin is - they simply have no incentive to work harder on your behalf.
- These adverts in the main are from English firms on national television which operates in a different way and therefore wouldn’t apply to a Scottish person.
We know from the many client cases we mandate from other firms of solicitors (in the main at the request of the client who is extremely unsatisfied with the service received for the other firm) that many shortcuts are taken in preparation and that the first offer received is being recommended for acceptance, regardless of the value.
Getting something for nothing is usually the first sign of poor service.
Correct level of compensation with Digby Brown
Our experience and statistics show time and time again we will achieve the correct level of compensation which will be substantially more than the insurer is initially prepared to offer.
Even after we have deducted our percentage as a success fee you will gain considerably more than you would have achieved using a 100% compensation model.
Contact Digby Brown's personal injury solicitors
For further information about no win no fee, or anything else, call us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our enquiry form below and someone will get back in touch with you.
When can you make an industrial disease claim?
In Scotland, the three year period for an industrial disease claim will start to run from the date when a person should have been aware that their symptoms were related to their employment.
The three year period may well start to run prior to any medical diagnosis by a doctor.
For this reason, if you believe that you may have a condition which could have been caused by your working conditions, it is important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.
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