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Disease Litigation


If you believe that you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of your work you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

The team at Watkins and Gunn have a longstanding reputation in representing clients who have suffered with work related illness (also known as Disease Litigation).  In addition to representing two Unions and members of the Armed Forces the team also acts on behalf of individuals who have suffered injuries or become ill as a result of their work.

The most common claims for compensation include:

  • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Vibration White Finger (VWF)
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)
  • Respiratory Disease (including asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis and lung cancer)
  • Asbestos Related Disease
  • Skin Complaints (including industrial dermatitis)

In addition to representing clients in civil claims for compensation Watkins and Gunn could help you make a successful application for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.

If you think that you may be entitled to make a claim for either civil compensation or would like to apply for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit please contact us for free, no obligation advice.  If we think that you have a good claim we will offer to represent you on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis.



We have followed Welsh Government guidance so that we are  open to the public by appointment only. We cannot accept face-to-face appointments with clients living or continuing to work in locked down areas. We continue to provide our services remotely between 8.30am and 5pm.

It is now a legal requirement for you to wear an appropriate mask covering your mouth and nose before entering any public place. So Clients are required to wear an appropriate mask when entering our offices.

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