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Workers'health & industrial disease

Multinationals operating in developing countries frequently benefit from less stringently enforced health and safety and laws and standards. Injured workers often find it more difficult to obtain compensation at a local level. 

Examples of diseases or illnesses that may typically occur include:

•    Asbestosis, pleural thickening and mesothelioma;
•    Respiratory problems such as silicosis and silico-tuberculosis;
•    Poisoning through exposure to chemicals or dust;
•    Repetitive strain injuries (for example, causing back pain);
•    Noise induced hearing loss.

At Leigh Day we believe that all workers, wherever they live in the world, have the right to enjoy a safe and healthy working environment and that UK companies should be held to account under the same standards that apply in the UK and internationally.

Through a series of ground-breaking cases, we have managed to hold UK companies to account for failing to ensure workers have safe and healthy work environments in their overseas operations. 

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