Occupational Asthma Claims

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More and more people are being diagnosed with Asthma in the UK every year. Many people suffer with Asthma due to genetics, air pollution or allergies including hay fever. However, it is possible that your Asthma has been caused by your working environment.

Asthma is the body’s reaction to dust, gases and fumes exposure. Some people are affected worse than others and it can cause a person to struggle with their breathing due to something airborne at work.

If your Asthma becomes worse and then eases when away from your working environment, you may be suffering from Occupational Asthma.

What is Occupational Asthma?

Occupational Asthma is caused when a person has been continuously exposed to fibres, dusts or other chemicals whilst at work. The sufferer’s breathing can worsen whilst at work and it can become a permanent condition if the exposure is prolonged.

Symptoms of Occupational Asthma include:

  • Breathlessness
  • Muscles inside your lungs become tight
  • Struggling to breathe
  • Wheezing

Is my Asthma a result of my workplace?

If you feel as though your Asthma has been caused by your workplace but you’re still unsure, answer these few questions for further clarification:

  • Does your work involve exposure to dust, fumes, gases or hazardous chemicals?
  • Does your asthma get worse when you are at work?
  • Does your asthma ease when you are not at work?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions you could be suffering from Occupational Asthma, and could be entitled to claim compensation from your employer.

Claiming compensation for Occupational Asthma

If you believe your Asthma diagnosis is a direct result of your working environment, you could be entitled to claim compensation against your employer.

Please contact our team of solicitors on 0800 811 844 for information on how to claim compensation for Occupational Asthma.

The specialist team at Mellor Hargreaves offer expert help, guidance and informative advice throughout compensation claims as well as offering ongoing support if necessary.