Occupational asthma sufferers often find that their sleep is disrupted by coughing at night.
If you are afflicted by the symptom and believe that you have occupational asthma, Roberts Jackson can offer expert advice on the steps to follow next. Our solicitors can also provide you with a comprehensive level of legal support, so that you are properly treated and recompensed for the work-related condition.
1) Stay Hydrated
Staying hydrated is key, the intake of fluids can help keep your throat moist ceasing aggravation of the chest and throat such as itching.
2) Stack Your Pillows
Most people find that their coughing worsens when they have been sleeping on their back. The first way to alleviate this issue is to prop yourself up. You can do this by using extra pillows until you are positioned upright. We also advise changing your sleeping position such as sleeping on your side.
3) Teaspoon of Honey
This is an old wives tale however many people praise the benefits of honey as a cough suppressant. You can either have a teaspoon of honey on itself or even have it in a hot drink of your choice.
4) Make sure your Sleeping Environment is Clean
Always make sure that where you sleep is clean of dust and any other junk. This may seem like simple advice however hoovering before you go to sleep can help with your breathing throughout the night.
5) Inform your employer of your asthma symptoms
We would highly recommend that you inform your employer if you suffer from occupational asthma symptoms. This will give them an opportunity to risk assess your working environment and implement safety measures to stop or reduce the hazards that are impacting upon your health.
6) Get a diagnosis from a medical professional
You should also visit your local GP for an occupational asthma diagnosis at this time. They will be able to determine whether your breathing condition has been caused by work, and offer advice on how to protect your health in the future. They can also refer you to a specialist if necessary, while providing you with the medical treatment and support you need to improve your breathing.
7) Contact Roberts Jackson for legal support
If you tell your employer that you suffer from coughing at night and other occupational asthma symptoms, and they fail to reduce or control the workplace hazards that are causing your breathing problem, you may be entitled to pursue a claim for occupational asthma compensation.
Specialising in obtaining justice for workers whose health has been affected by their work or working environment, our solicitors will make sure that you are fully compensated for the impact your occupational asthma has had on your health and finances. Meanwhile, we will also ensure that you are also provided with access to any medical support and treatment you require.
For further legal advice or information of making an occupational asthma compensation claim with the help of Roberts Jackson, get in contact with our team on 0800 001 4496.