Occupational Asthma Compensation
We specialise in helping victims of occupational asthma claim the compensation they deserve. If you have been diagnosed within the last three years, complete our contact form and one of our experts will get back to you at the time you request.
Occupational Asthma Compensation
If your asthma is a result of your working conditions, you may have grounds to claim occupational asthma compensation. At The Compensation Experts, we work with the UK’s leading solicitors to claim maximum compensation on behalf of our clients; there’s no reason you should struggle financially because of your occupational asthma.
Moreover, you shouldn’t have to wait for treatment on the NHS just because you cannot afford to pay for private healthcare. Contact us today and find out how we can help you get access to the care you deserve.
What is Occupational Asthma Compensation?
Most people know that asthma is a chronic condition that makes it difficult to breathe; the muscles around the airways constrict and tighten, preventing oxygen from reaching the lungs. In turn, this affects oxygen dispersal throughout the rest of the body.
More than feeling short of breath, a serious asthma attack can make a victim feel as if they are suffocating. Such a feeling can be, in extreme instances, fatal. Occupational asthma is when the condition results from, or faces aggravation from, poor working conditions. Dust, pollen and chemical fumes are all common workplace irritants that can trigger occupational asthma. Over time, inflammation of the bronchial tubes occurs, permanently damaging the lungs in some cases.
By law, employers have an obligation to identify potential occupational asthma risks, and take relevant steps to protect their employees from harm. For instance, this includes providing things like effective ventilation and adequate safety equipment.
Occupational asthma occurs when there are asthmagens (asthma causing irrantants) within an environment. For example, a baker could develop chronic asthma from breathing in flour dust. Other trades where workers are also at risk of developing occupational asthma include:
- Spray painters.
- Farmers and agricultural workers.
- Carpenters and woodworkers.
Nurses, doctors and other healthcare workers are also at risk of occupational asthma, due to natural rubber latex proteins used in the manufacturing of medical gloves.
Claiming Compensation for Occupational Asthma
Asthma is incurable, but it is treatable. Occupational and industrial asthma compensation can not only help address the expense of ongoing medical care, but it can also be a way of acknowledging the physical damage that victims endure.
Occupational asthma compensation example
If a person living with industrial asthma has to stop working because of their condition, compensation can help to cover any expenses that come with finding a new job. Moreover, it may even address a shortfall in pension if they need to take early retirement due to their ill-health.
The easiest way to find out if you can claim compensation for an industrial illness is to contact The Compensation Experts. We work with no win, no fee* (*conditions apply) solicitors who specialise in this area of law, focusing their extensive legal knowledge and skills to help you obtain maximum occupational asthma compensation. We can offer you a free, no-obligation conversation to help you understand the options available to you.
Am I eligible?
If you developed asthma within the last three years, due to your working environment, you may be eligible for industrial asthma compensation.
Exceptions to this are if your asthma was triggered as a result of industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In each case, you may have longer to compete occupational asthma claims.Find out more
How much could I claim?
Every case is different, so the occupational asthma compensation amount you can claim varies; it depends on the extent of your suffering, earnings missed out on, and estimated future losses.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much industrial asthma compensation you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
When making an occupational asthma compensation claim it’s important that you know what to expect. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence required, before notifying the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. Negotiating on your behalf, your solicitor will keep you up to date every step of the way.Find out more