Occupational asthma is reported by several hundred people each year in Britain and there is considered to be a large number of employees who are not aware their breathing problem may be related to asthma.
If you have asthma and you find that the condition changes at weekends or on holiday or if you find anything at work affects your chest you should contact your doctor to see if your asthma may be related to work.
If you believe that your asthma is an industrial disease contact us today.
Many substances are known to cause asthma such as epoxy resin, hard woods and isocyanates.
If your doctor or occupational health specialist at work tells you that your injury is work related.
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Remember the three year time limit which will run from the date of your being aware of your condition.
We can claim compensation from your company’s employers if the condition is work related and they fail to take measures to prevent your exposure.
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The British Thoracic Society report “the burden of lung disease highlights the increasing mortality rates due to occupational lung disease since the early 1990s”.
The asbestos related disease mesothelioma accounts for a large proportion of these cases.
If you require advice on any aspect of lung disease and potential compensation please don't hesitate to get in touch. At Lawford Kidd we are one of the few solicitors practices in Scotland to be independently recognised as an expert in Personal Injury Law and it is extremely important that you get advice from a firm you can trust. Call us today on 01312255214.
Occupational lung diseases result from work related exposure to harmful substances either dust or gases and the chest disorders that can result.
The substances known to cause lung disease include asbestos, silicon (which causes silicosis) and barium. Another common type of occupational lung disease is asthma. Lung cancer can result from occupational features and in particular asbestos exposure.
Occupational asthma usually develops after months or even years or contact with the substance.
Mesothelioma is a malignant disease normally affecting the pleura in the lung caused mainly by exposure to crocidolite asbestos in shipyards, building and insulation work. It takes 20 or 30 years to affect the lung and is almost always caused by asbestos exposure.
Expert advice can be given to you free on all types of occupational disease claims from our legal specialists.
Remember you keep 100% of any compensation. We will advise you on the help that can be given, the benefits you can recover and conduct your compensation claim. Don’t hesitate to take advice as there are strict time limits for pursuing claims (normally three years from the date you are advised your condition is work related).
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