Occupational Asthma Compensation
We specialise in helping victims of Occupational Asthma claim the compensation they deserve. If you have been diagnosed within the last 3 years, fill out the contact form and one of our experts will get back to you at the time you request.
Occupational Asthma Compensation
Considering occupational asthma compensation claims?
If your condition results from your working conditions, then you may have grounds to claim compensation. The Compensation Experts work with the UK’s leading solicitors to claim maximum compensation on behalf of our clients. There is no reason you should struggle financially because of your illness. Moreover, you shouldn’t have to wait for treatment on the NHS 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 reaching the lungs. In turn, that affects oxygen dispersal through 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. Furthermore, 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 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 asthma risks in the workplace. In summary, employers must take relevant steps to protect their employees from harm. For instance, providing things like effective ventilation and adequate safety equipment.
Occupational asthma happens as a result of an environment where irritants that can cause asthma (Asthmagens) occur. 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 manufacture of gloves worn while doing surgery or performing medical examinations.
Claiming Compensation for Occupational Asthma
Asthma is incurable, but it is treatable. Compensation for occupational asthma can not only help address the expense of ongoing medical care, but it can also be a way of acknowledging the physical damage victims endure.
For example: say that a person living with occupational asthma has to stop working because of their condition. In short, 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.
In short, the easiest way to find out if you can claim compensation for an industrial illness is to contact The Compensation Experts. We work with solicitors who specialise in this area of law, focusing their extensive legal knowledge and skills to help our clients obtain maximum compensation. We can offer you a free, no-obligation consultation to help you understand your legal rights and the options available to you.
Phone today, or use our online contact form for a legal advisor. In summary, we’ll speak with you to find out if you can claim and how much compensation you can expect.
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.Find out more