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Occupational Disease

Our knowledgeable and experienced team provide advice, guidance and training on all aspects of occupational disease claims. We work alongside multinational and UK-based companies, local authorities, insurers and self-insured bodies to manage their short and long-tail disease claims.

Straightforward approach to complex claims

We work across the range of disease claims where we analyse complex issues of apportionment, breach of duty, causation, exposure, limitation and policy coverage and advise our clients in a clear and straightforward manner. We have experience of defending occupational disease group litigation claims.


We use our evidential, procedural and tactical expertise to secure favourable outcomes for the client, whether on points of principle or economic considerations, such as reduction of overall indemnity spend. We understand the importance of avoiding any ‘floodgates’ scenario where trends arise and can offer bespoke training services to our clients where required.


Our expertise includes the following:

  • Asbestos related injury including pleural thickening, asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma (including immunotherapy issues)

  • Asthma and respiratory problems

  • Cumulative back injuries

  • Deafness (NIHL) and tinnitus

  • Dermatitis

  • Occupational cancers

  • Repetitive strain injury

  • Vibration white finger / HAVS and carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Work related upper limb disorders

  • Workplace poisoning

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Peter has an outstanding reputation in the defence of disease claims

Legal Commentary

“The team has a great deal of experience and excellent knowledge in the field.”

Legal 500, 2024

"Dolmans is expert-heavy."

"Dolmans provides an absolutely brilliant service from start to finish. The team is always available and provides a high level of service."

Chambers & Partners, 2024

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