Advice on an Occupational Asthma Compensation Claim
Asthma is a common medical condition in Britain, a respiratory disease caused by a narrowing of the air passages. It has many uncomfortable symptoms for sufferers including wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. Up to 15% of the population are thought to be asthma sufferers, while a further 15% of these are thought to be diagnosed with occupational asthma. If you believe you are one of these or have been diagnosed with this condition, then it is possible to place an occupational asthma compensation claim. The compensation you receive can support you through your medical condition.
What is the difference between occupational asthma and regular asthma?
Occupational asthma cases are cases where an individuals condition is said to be entirely caused by inhalation or proximity too asthma causing workplace materials. Certain occupations are more common in cases of occupational asthma, a small selection being ; bakers, vehicle sprayers and woodworkers. As opposed to hereditary cases of asthma, cases of occupational asthma are symptomatic with the asthma developing later in life.
Why not contact us and learn more about how we can help you claim compensation for your occupational asthma.
Many people who are diagnosed with occupational asthma find it difficult to find work due to medical advice. Through no fault of their own some people are therefore suffering financial difficulties. Industrial injury compensation can go a long way to provide a life for people diagnosed with the condition. Employers and authorities have insurance in place to provide compensation to victims of occupational asthma.
Some typical causes of occupational asthma include the following:
- Chemicals and Materials
- Flour and Grains
- Drugs and Enzymes
- Laboratory Animals
Chemicals – Many chemicals put people in danger. An example of this is Colophony, a small solid resin used by many electronics workers. One of its many uses is in solder flux.
Flour and Grains – Bakers, millers and farm workers can suffer due to the inhalation of dust.
Drugs and Enzymes – Enzymes are used amongst other things for detergent manufacture.
Isocyanates – Isocyanates are chemicals which are commonly found in paints and varnishes. Vehicle sprayers are particularly vulnerable.
Laboratory Animals – Fur and hair is one of the commonest causes of asthma.
Woods – Inhalation of wood dust can cause problems for sawmill and wood workers.
This list is by no means exhaustive as many chemicals and natural substances if exposed to the lungs regularly can cause occupational asthma. If you suffer from asthma which you believe has been instigated by triggers in your workplace then please call for our free expert advice. We are skilled professionals who have handled many cases like yours, providing victims with compensation to help them live with their condition. Employers and authorities have insurance in place to provide compensation to victims of occupational asthma.
Occupational Asthma Compensation Claim
At Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors we have vast experience in dealing with occupational asthma compensation claims. We can provide you with one of our top UK industrial injury lawyers who is a specialist in the field. They have helped many people before and know exactly the best course of action to get you the compensation package you are entitled too.
Call 0800 2800 976 or 01625 667 166, from mobiles, or contact us now at Amanda Cunliffe Solicitors and talk to one of our team about your claim.