Occupational Asthma Claims
Carrs solicitors are experts in workplace injury and occupational illness claims. If you have developed asthma due to breathing in dusts, gases, fumes and vapours in the workplace you could be entitled to compensation from your employer. Asthma sufferers have to deal with their condition every day and it is a serious condition that can stop you doing the simplest of tasks, ultimately leaving some sufferers unable to work. Symptoms include:
- Sever shortness of breath
- Chest tightness
Occupational asthma is an allergic reaction that can occur in some people when they are exposed to substances, for example flour or wood dust in the workplace. These substances can cause a change in people’s airways, making them hypersensitive. Not everyone who becomes sensitised goes on to develop asthma. However once the lungs become hypersensitive, further exposure to a substance, even at low levels, can cause an asthma attack.
There are several jobs with high rates of occupational asthma:
- Vehicle spray painter
- Agricultural workers
- Engineering workers
- Factory workers
For those diagnosed with the condition simple tasks such as walking up the stairs result in severe shortness of breath and a great deal of pain. Sufferers are often not able to go back to work because of the condition and in many cases find themselves unemployable in many industries. If your employer has not taken the correct precautions to prevent you being exposed to substances which cause occupational asthma, you could make a claim against them for being negligent.
Making a claim
At Carrs solicitors we have a dedicated team of solicitors, with significant experience in workplace injury and occupational asthma claims. We will work hard to help you receive the compensation you deserve, allowing you to cover the cost of medical expenses and losses incurred due to time off work.
We operate on a no win, no fee basis. The friendly and professional solicitors at Carrs will be happy to offer free legal advice during an initial consultation, designed to help decide whether or not to pursue a claim. If you decide to go ahead with your occupational asthma claim Carrs solicitors will guide you through the whole process, ensuring you are well informed every step of the way.
If you suffer from occupational asthma caused by conditions in your workplace, contact Carrs solicitors to find out if you could make a claim for compensation. Call 0800 587 0746 or email us and we will be in touch with you to discuss your claim.