Industrial Disease

Our solicitors provide specialist advice in all aspects of occupational and industrial disease litigation.

For our insurance clients we provide the following;

Insurance and coverage issues
Risk management
Claims management and strategies
Insurance archaeology

Ireland’s rich industrial heritage particularly in relation to its ship building has meant that asbestos claims are particularly prevalent in this jurisdiction in comparison to other European countries.

Owing however to the delay in time between exposure and the development of symptoms, sadly individuals still to this day people are continually being diagnosed by doctors with various occupational related conditions.

Whilst acting for insurers is the mainstay of our practice, owing to our expertise in this area we regularly act on behalf of the individual.  Acting for both defendants and individuals over many years has given us a unique insight into the strategies and tactics employed on either side of a claim. This means that we can invariably forecast what opponents may attempt and react accordingly, resulting in reduced timescales and settlement costs for our clients.

We have dealt with a range of claims in this area to include:

Pleural Plaques
Vibration White Finger
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Asbestos-related conditions
‘Consequential’ and ‘overuse’ injuries
Work-related upper limb disorders
Chronic pain syndromes
Laryngeal, bladder and other work-related cancers
Respiratory diseases including asthma, silicosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Work-related stress.

We use our technical capability to settle appropriate cases quickly obtaining the best result for our clients, or where early resolution is not possible running the matter to hearing.  Few firms in Ireland can match our unique experience in this area insofar as, the level of instructions that we receive, our position as an all-island firm or our experience acting for Plaintiff and Defendant.

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3rd Floor, 18-22 Hill Street,
Cathedral Quarter,
Belfast, BT1 2LA.


T: +44 (0)28 9089 6540
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Ormond Building,
31-36 Ormond Quay Upper.
Dublin 7
D07 EE37

T: +353 1 5134375
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1st Floor,
17-21 Bishop Street.
BT48 6PR

T: +44 (0) 28 71 878278
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