‘A Practical Guide to Industrial Disease Claims’ by Andrew Mckie & Ian Skeate


Paperback: 978-1-911035-83-1
Published: November 2018
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The Small Claims Track change for personal injury cases is likely to come into effect in October 2020. This book looks at other areas personal injury practitioners have begun to focus in, including industrial disease claims.

Generally this book covers issues in relation to industrial disease, and in particular focuses on the day-to-day issues in practice that one encounters with such cases including spotting the ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ quickly and efficiently, practical tips for investigation, litigation tactics, as well as a summary of the law, the important cases, and how to run these claims efficiently.

Chapters cover the nature of the claim and technical background, relevant standards, who to sue, allegations of negligence and breach of duty, disclosure, remedies, expert evidence, causation, quantum and costs.

This is a book that any personal injury practitioner, looking to diversify into these areas, should not be without.


Andrew Mckie, Barrister at Clerksroom Manchester, is a specialist in claimant and defendant personal injury, travel and housing law practitioner. Andrew is also now co-owner of a Law Firm in Manchester, Barrister-Direct Limited, where he practices in personal injury, travel and housing law including housing disrepair and cavity wall claims.

Ian Skeate, Barrister joined Clerksroom in January 2010 after practising from St Johns Buildings, Manchester since 2003. He has particular expertise in Personal Injury, Professional Discipline and Regulation, Employment and Costs. Ian is based in Manchester but his practice extends throughout the country especially in London.


Chapter One – An Introduction to Industrial Disease Claims – General Principles Including Limitation, Breach of Duty and Expert Evidence
Chapter Two – The Portals and Fixed Costs
Chapter Three – Employers’ Liability Disease (‘ELD’) Cases and Basic Principles
Chapter Four – Tips for Early Investigations
Chapter Five – The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013
Chapter Six – Causation Investigations
Chapter Seven – Vibration White Finger (‘VWF’) / Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (‘HAVS’) Cases – Breach of Duty, Causation and Quantum
Chapter Eight – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (‘COSHH’) and Respiratory Cases Including Dust / Fume Exposure – Breach of Duty, Causation and Quantum
Chapter Nine – Repetitive Strain Cases / Upper Limb Cases Including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (‘CTS’) Cases – Breach of Duty Causation and Quantum
Chapter Ten – Asbestos and Mesothelioma Related Claims – Breach of Duty, Causation and Quantum
Chapter Eleven – The Future of Disease Cases and LASPO Part 2