Does my job make my Asthma worse?

Does my job make my Asthma worse?
Does my job make my Asthma worse?
Does my job make my Asthma worse?

WHAT HAS MADE YOUR ASTHMA WORSE?

There are many different factors that can cause or exacerbate asthma. In nearly all cases, exposure to asthmagens in a given job role is usually the cause of increasing symptoms, but what are asthmagens?

Asthmagens are airborne particles that when inhaled can aggravate or cause the development of breathing problems such as asthma. Common asthmagens found at work can include coal dust, welding fumes and chemical vapours. These can cause or exacerbate a number of respiratory conditions, including:

  • Occupational Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Silicosis
  • Farmer’s Lung

If you have suffered or do suffer from one of the conditions above we strongly suggest you notify your employer. This gives them the opportunity to make changes to your working environment to help the condition.

OCCUPATIONS THAT CAN MAKE YOUR ASTHMA WORSE

There are many different occupations than can make asthma worse however many people do not make the connection between their work and their asthma and instead blame the condition itself or on other allergies such as hayfever for worsening symptoms. Below is a list of the most common industries that could make your asthma worse:

  • Construction (The building trade involves the use of substances such as cement)
  • Bakery (The use of flour and other baking products)
  • Steel Production (Fumes created by metal manipulation)
  • Automotive (Paint spraying in a closed of environment)
  • Cleaning (Cleaning products such as bleach)

This list is only a small sample of some of the major industries that can lead to the worsening of an employee’s asthma. Please note that this list is non-exhaustive and asthma can potentially be caused or made worse in nearly all occupations.

HOW DO YOU MAKE A CLAIM FOR ASTHMA?

Our solicitors have a great deal of industry knowledge and a thorough understanding of legislation, so you can rest safe in the knowledge that your case will be in highly capable hands. If your job has made your asthma worse then our team will gather evidence and work with specialists to make sure that you are awarded the right occupational asthma compensation, while making sure you have access to any medical care, rehabilitation and support you require.

CONTACT US AND FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to find out more about our claims process and how we can help you to get the Asthma compensation you deserve, contact us on 0800 001 4496 for a free initial consultation where we will explain the options available to you.
If you would like further information on the condition and how we can help please use the following link for our Occupational Asthma FAQ’s page.