Occupational Disease Unit

This unit comprises of highly experienced lawyers with expertise including the following areas:

  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
  • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome
  • Asbestos-Related Conditions
  • Occupational Stress
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Occupational Dermatitis
  • Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders

We recognise that Occupational disease litigation is different from personal injury litigation and our team of specialists has wide ranging experience of dealing with all types of claims. We are aware of the need to adapt and respond to the ever changing challenges and developments in this area of work.

Our clients include major insurers, loss adjusters, Lloyds syndicates, national retailers and public bodies.

Our team has strong links with specialist Counsel and medical and liability experts.

Chambers Guide 2011 says that Forbes is "noted for its handling of disease claims" and that the firm "is particularly strong with regard to mesothelioma claims".

For further information contact Chris Booth.

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