If you want to find out more information about occupational asthma or you are concerned your condition may have been caused by work, read our asthma symptoms guide. Also, take a look at our occupational asthma claims FAQs to find out more about how we can help.
If you suffer from occupational asthma as a result of your work or workplace, you are entitled to claim compensation for any medical and financial problems caused by the condition. Roberts Jackson Solicitors specialises in managing occupational asthma claims for sufferers and their family members. With plenty of experience and legislative knowledge, we can expertly manage your case so that you’re fully compensated for any health or financial problems and have access to the medical treatment you deserve.
What is Occupational Asthma?
Occupational asthma is a condition which is caused by a person’s working environment. Asthma occurs due to the inhalation of certain airborne substances known as Asthmagens. Due to this form of exposure, occupational asthma can be sudden or develop months later. Commonly it is found in industries where these types of substances are used such as bakery or welding. It is a condition that affects thousands of people every year however due to the sufferer often having a previous asthma issue it is often blamed on the wrong situation.
What Has Caused my Occupational Asthma?
An employer is legally required to protect the health and safety of their employees while at work. Where people are exposed to Asthmagens, necessary risk assessments must be carried out and action taken to reduce or control potential harm. Exposure to Asthmagens at work including coal dust, welding fumes and chemical vapours can cause or exacerbate a number of respiratory conditions, including:
- Occupational Asthma
- Farmer’s Lung
If an employer does not put relevant measures in place, particularly with regards to ventilation and safety precautions, which causes you to develop occupational asthma or another breathing condition, they can be liable for any damage. Our legal team can utilise their clear, up-to-date knowledge of regulations to prove the liability of an employer during occupational asthma claims, making sure that they are held accountable for the harm caused.
Symptoms of Occupational Asthma
Symptoms of Occupational Asthma are the same as Asthma, these include:
- Shortness of breath
- Wheezing & coughing
- Constricted chest movement
- Asthma attacks
Occupational Asthma is not always a permanent condition, in many cases once the individual has distanced themselves from exposure to the triggers it can often subside. If you have suffered from any of the symptoms above we recommend that you visit your GP and notify them of your problem, they will then be able to identify causes and possibly change our medication.
How do I Claim For Occupational Asthma?
When we have a clear understanding of your breathing condition and employment history, a dedicated solicitor will work hard to put together a strong claim for compensation against the responsible party.
As they gather evidence, seek specialist opinions and delve into their rich industry knowledge, you can get on with your daily activities, resting safe in the knowledge that your claim is in highly capable hands. Of course, we can tailor our approach around your requirements and also provide specialist legal representation if necessary.
Your asthma compensation will depend on your personal circumstances. However, Roberts Jackson will be committed to securing a settlement that is in your best interests, making sure you are recompensed for any pain and suffering, financial setbacks and medical care required at present and in the future.
Contact us & Further Information
If you would like to find out more about our claims process and how we can help you to get the Occupational Asthma compensation you deserve, contact us on 0808 115 3248 for a free initial consultation where we will explain the options available to you.
Occupational Asthma Compensation Amounts
£1,000 – £12,600
£7,000 – £17,250
£17,250 – £43,000
*All figures are based on the maximum JC guidelines*