Occupational asthma is an illness caused by exposure to fumes or dust within the work environment. It can cause breathing difficulties including shortness of breath, coughing and tightness in the chest.
If you have been working in unsafe conditions and believe this has contributed to your asthma, our team may be able to help you make a claim.
When Can You Claim?
Your employer has a responsibility to ensure that your work environment is safe. This includes monitoring the air quality within a workplace, an issue that is particularly prevalent in places such as factories, building sites and mines where dust and smoke can easily get into the atmosphere.
You should be provided with the necessary safety equipment before being asked to work in these situations, such as a protective mask. If this does not happen, your employer could be liable in an occupational asthma claim.
As well as asthma, we can help with a number of conditions that are caused by working in an environment where the air is not safe to breathe:
- Rhinitis is another industrial injury that could be caused by inhalation of dust, and causes the inflammation of the mucous membrane inside the nose.
- Mesothelioma is a very serious form of cancer that can be caused by breathing in asbestos. Commonly affecting the lungs, it can often take many years for the symptoms to become apparent.
An unsafe work environment can also cause industrial diseases that are not related to your breathing, such as skin cancer, deafness or loss of sight, and our team can help you pursue compensation for these conditions.
Industrial Disease Compensation
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors have all the necessary expertise to support you throughout your occupational asthma claim. We will work hard to secure the compensation package you deserve, be it through negotiating a settlement or court action.