Compensation for Work Related Asthma

When it comes to working, regardless of the environment that you work in there will always be potential health risks if you don’t take the correct safety precautions. Obviously in some situations there will be greater risks than others and this can occur especially if you are working in a factory environment or other area where you could come into contact with a range of chemicals and gases.

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Dust and various other harmful materials can be absorbed in this type of working environment if you aren’t given the correct safety equipment and this could quickly develop into a range of work related illnesses including asthma and other breathing difficulties. If you are exposed to dangerous materials within your workplace and you feel it is due to negligence on behalf of your employer or another employee then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim. 

What is Work Related Asthma?

Work related asthma is a disease that affects thousands of workers each year and occurs when they are subjected to a wide range of fumes and dusts as a result of working in close proximity to various dangerous chemicals or materials. Asthma develops when these tiny particles are absorbed into the lungs and surrounding tissues, this can result in the degradation of the lungs and surrounding tissue which can lead to a wide range of respiratory illnesses. 

In what situations could I be subjected to it?

You could be subjected to work related asthma if you come into contact with a range of different chemicals or substances within the workplace, these include:

  • Allergic reactions  - workers can have a reaction to a wide range of materials within the workplace this includes latex, wood, grains and various other materials
  • Irritants – if you breath in various materials which are commonly known to be irritants to the human body then you could be injured as a result
  • Recurring asthma – if you have previously suffered from asthma or asthma like symptoms then you could redevelop these symptoms as a result.

What injuries could I receive?

When it comes to work related asthma you could suffer from the following symptoms:

  • Loss of or shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Conjunctivitis.

How can I claim?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation the team at Manners Pimblett are there to guide you through the process every step of the way. Our team will work with you to ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.

Manners Pimblett bring years of experience to the table when it comes to dealing with personal injury claims and we can work to ensure that your next claim receives every level of support that it deserves.

To find out more or start your claim today contact the Manners Pimblett team on 0845 077 0772. 

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