Do you have occupational asthma? If your condition resulted from or has been aggravated by 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, nor should you 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?
Most people know that asthma is a chronic condition that makes it difficult to breathe. The muscles around the airways, which are normally relaxed, constrict and tighten, preventing oxygen reaching the lungs where it is dispersed to the rest of the body. Far from simply feeling short of breath, a serious asthma attack can make a victim feel as if they are suffocating and can be, in extreme instances, fatal. Occupational asthma is when the condition results from or is aggravated by poor working conditions.
Dust, pollen and chemical fumes are all common workplace irritants that can trigger asthma. Over time, the bronchial tubes can become inflamed, and the lungs can be permanently damaged. Employers have a duty of obligation to identify potential asthma risks in the workplace and take relevant steps to protect their employees from harm by providing things like effective ventilation and adequate safety equipment.
Occupational asthma can occur in any environment where irritants that can cause asthma, known as Asthmagens, occur. For example, a baker could develop chronic asthma from breathing in flour dust. Other trades where workers are 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. If a person living with occupational asthma has to stop working because of their condition, compensation can help to cover any expenses associated with finding a new job and may even address a shortfall in pension if they have been forced to take early retirement due to their ill-health.
The easiest way to find out if you are entitled to 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 to get in touch with you to find out if you can claim and how much compensation you can expect.
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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.
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.
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.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate. *conditions may apply
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel of personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
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We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis*, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to. *conditions may apply