Industrial Disease Costs –
How Greener Costs Can Help
What are Industrial Disease costs?
An industrial disease case arises as a result of a person or a group of people suffering from an injury or illness due to poor working conditions. If employers do not follow correct Health and Safety guidelines then employees are at significant risk of injury.
Industrial disease can result from many things, including harmful substances, loud noises and repetitive movements. Some of the more common industrial disease claims that we see include the following injuries:
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Occupational asthma
- Noise induced hearing loss
- Contact dermatitis
Claims made for industrial disease can be very complex, not only due to their sensitive nature and how someone’s life has drastically changed from illness, but also from the complexity that the costs recovery can present as quite often the cases have more than one defendant.
Cases surrounding industrial and occupational disease will most likely require significant investigations into the allegations, including medical evidence and multiple experts on the topic at hand. It is also worth noting that many industrial disease cases are going to have more than one paying party, along with each of their insurers, all of which can make dealing with the costs of the case more complicated.
Industrial disease costs can be subject to fixed costs if following the pre action protocols and are low value, settling on the MOJ Portal. However, more often than not a case will fall under the open costs regime as industrial disease cases are usually of high value and complexity.
Why choose Greener Costs to assist in the recovery of your costs?
Our team at Greener Costs are highly experienced in recovering the maximum amount of costs we can for our clients and are well-equipped to assist on complex industrial disease cases.
As industrial disease claims are generally considerable in the amount awarded to the claimants, it is very common that costs are disputed and challenged by the paying parties, especially on a proportionality basis. Our team of costs experts are able to effectively ensure that our clients are in the best position to claim the maximum amount of their costs back.
It is common in industrial disease cases that the issues of proportionality and apportionment are highly disputed due to costs being high in complex cases. Our costs experts are highly capable of disputing challenges by paying parties, making sure that the proportionality principles are correctly applied to assessments in hopes of diffusing arguments and receiving the full amount expected off the paying parties and their insurers.
It is always recommended to try and obtain costs advice at the start of proceedings, setting an appropriate hourly rate for example, as such high value matters like industrial disease cases can require more time and investigation from the start of proceedings.
How can we assist?
As experts in legal costs and with significant experience in personal injury cases, you can be assured that our team at Greener Costs are in the best position to assist you in recovering the maximum amount of your costs.
With our extensive knowledge and highly skilled team of Costs Draftsmen, we can provide law costing services to clients throughout England and Wales. We are also proud to be represented on Your Legal Advisor’s panel of costs experts.
In addition to our drafting services at Greener Costs, we are actively doing everything we can to ensure our business benefits the environment. We are doing this though carbon offsetting of our staff, becoming completely paperless and carbon offsetting through each instruction.
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