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Respiratory Disease Claims

Respiratory disease can be caused or exacerbated by the working environment as dust, fumes and dangerous chemicals result in damage to the lungs.

Typical symptoms that can affect a person who has been diagnosed with a respiratory disease include:

  • Irritation to the mouth and throat
  • Persistent cough
  • Fever or cold/flu symptoms
  • Breathing difficulties

Can employer negligence cause respiratory Ddisease?

Although some of these diseases can be treatable, if other diseases have reached to advanced stages it can be permanent. An employer has a duty of care and is liable if employees are not protected from illnesses and injuries.

Common respiratory diseases include:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Farmer’s Lung
  • Occupational Asthma
  • Phurnacite
  • Silicosis
  • Solvent exposure

Claiming compensation if you have a respiratory disease

If you have been diagnosed with any of the above and you think it may be due to your work then we can help you claim compensation for your troubles and losses. We will help you establish your employer’s negligence with the help of your medical evidence.

Contact our team on 0800 811 844 for more information and we can advise you on whether or not you have a case to claim compensation.

Our team provides a supportive and high quality legal advice and will guide you throughout your compensation claim from start to finish as well as offering ongoing support if necessary.