If you have suffered from illness or disease and suspect your work is to blame you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. Our workplace disease and illness claim solicitors have, for many years, helped individuals and families who have suffered a range of health issues following their employment.

If you are not sure which employer is to blame you should still seek expert legal advice as we will be able to research your working history and working conditions. Our workplace disease compensation experts have helped individuals from across England and Wales, and have successfully fought a number of high profile cases involving large groups of workers.

We offer free advice and guidance without obligation. If you choose to instruct Hugh James solicitors we will fight your case on a no win, no fee basis. For further details on this and to receive your free consultation contact our workplace illness solicitors today.  

Our experience

The Hugh James workplace disease solicitors have the experience and specialist knowledge that is required for this complex area of law. We have a strong reputation in workplace disease litigation and have recently won a landmark case where others had failed.

We have helped thousands of people claim millions of pounds in compensation following employer negligence.

Our team of workplace injury solicitors can help with:

  • Seeking interim payments where possible;
  • Exploring treatment and other rehabilitation options with insurers;
  • Providing benefit advice;
  • A free financial check up; and/or
  • Financial planning.

We offer free, no obligation advice. If you chose to instruct our workplace disease specialists we will represent you on a no win, no fee basis.

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Key contact

Kathryn is a partner and head of the Workplace Disease and Illness department. Kathryn has been instrumental in the department’s significant growth and leads a strong team of industrial disease specialists. The large team have an emphasis upon delivering a high level of specialist advice in multiple areas such as Asbestos related claims, hearing loss for military personnel and complex group litigation.

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Hugh James is identified as being particularly adept in leading group litigation. The team remains at the forefront of some of the most high-profile cases in this sector. “They’ve got an imaginative approach, very good connections in the legal world across Europe and good access to experts.”

Chambers and Partners UK


I have to say that your company and all of the people that have worked on my case have been fantastic and as regards to keeping me informed well all I have to say is outstanding and I wish other company’s would do the same.

Mr David Fell


The service received from Hugh James was fantastic, I cannot fault anything. Lucy Strong and her team were always there for me, I cannot emphasise enough the help she has given me, always on hand to give me advice. I would not hesitate to recommend Lucy to anyone, in fact I have already passed her details to former colleagues.

Mr Fletcher


I would recommend that anyone who has a claim against BT goes to Hugh James who dealt with my case swiftly and efficiently. I had no idea that my hearing had been damaged by noise through the equipment that I was given to use by BT to do my job.

Mr Malcolm Hill


Michelle Morgan has been an excellent guide throughout this very long process. She has been kind and dedicated to helping me reach the goal of a positive outcome. Michelle is a true professional and has explained all of the legal jargon in a clear simplistic manner. I feel she has handled my case on a personal level. Greatly appreciated. Thanks

Mrs R


They're an excellent firm. They've been representing claimants in some of the main group litigations and have done very well for their clients.

Chambers and Partners


They're all extremely able people - competent, efficient, personable and effective lawyers.

Chambers and Partners


Adept at handling the full range of occupational disease claims, including skin and lung cancers and noise-induced hearing loss. Experienced in individual and group action claims. Regularly instructed on major cases concerning miners and industrial workers. Frequently advises armed forces personnel on industrial injury and illness claims.

Chambers and Partners

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