Occupational Asthma Claims
Suffering an asthma attack can be a frightening and life threatening experience. Your airways become inflamed, and your lungs and chest become tight. It feels like you can’t get enough air in your lungs, and you can’t catch your breath.
Sadly, every year many people are diagnosed with asthma. Many people think it is because of hay fever or pollution, but often asthma and other breathing problems are caused by exposure to hazardous substances at work.
Asthma is a serious condition which can lead to serious health issues, affecting sufferers’ ability to work, often leading to loss of earnings now or in the future, as well as on-going medical treatment and other expenses.
At Russell Worth, our specialist lawyers have years of experience in dealing with Occupational Asthma claims, obtaining compensation for sufferers as well as medical treatment as part of their claim.
If you believe that you are suffering from Occupational Asthma, please call us now on 0800 028 2060 or complete our Online Claim Assessment and we will be pleased to explain your legal rights and options.
Can you claim compensation?
We believe that all workers should be able to go to work without fear for their health. There is much that employers can do to avoid exposing people to asthma, such as finding alternative substances, or installing proper ventilation. Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you work with a substance that causes asthma? These can include flour, latex rubber, cleaning fluids, dust, welding fumes, gases, vapours from glues – in fact there are over 200 hazardous substances which can lead to asthma or other breathing problems.
- Do you work somewhere where you are exposed to these substances? We know how to deal with claims for people who work in industries and workplaces which are prone to cause asthma, such as bakeries, farm work, nursing, dentistry, lab work, carpentry, spray painting, surface coating – and many more.
- Is your asthma worse during the working week?
- Is your asthma worse during working hours, or at the end of a shift or afterwards?
- Is your asthma better when you are away from work for a while, such as over a weekend or when you are on holiday?
If your answer to any of these questions is yes, you may be suffering from Occupational asthma – we can advise you if you are entitled to make a claim.
Bear in mind that whilst most asthma will develop within 6 to 12 months of exposure, sometimes it takes up to 20 years for the symptoms to show up – but that alone is unlikely to prevent you from claiming.
Make a FREE claim enquiry now
Contact us now for a free initial consultation. We deal with claims on a no win no fee basis, so that if you lose your claim , you don’t pay us anything.