Everyone knows the risk of smoking and the health conditions it can lead to such as cancer, lung infections etc. However, you may not have thought about the potential diseases which you can get from second hand cigarette smoke and they are much worse than an accident such as a slip, trip or fall.
What diseases can occur from second hand smoking and can they cause a slip, trip or fall?
There are several diseases which can potentially be caused by second hand cigarette smoke but the most common ones are lung infections and other infections such as bronchitis. It can also cause asthma to become worse. However, another ailment that it can cause which you may not have thought of are ear infections. Ear infections often cause the person to feel unbalanced and sometimes dizzy thus the risk of sustaining a slip, trip or fall is increased.
How to avoid getting these potential diseases
Unlike a slip, trip or fall which is not always unavoidable there is one main way to prevent these diseases; avoid coming into contact with second hand smoke. If you are in a public area and someone is smoking either stand upwind from them so the smoke is blown away from you or simply move away.
This may seem like a solution which is too simple like looking where you are going to avoid a slip, trip or fall but that is all that is needed to help decrease the risk of getting these diseases.
Accident Advice Helpline
Unfortunately if you do get one of these diseases from second hand smoke it is difficult to make a claim against them. However, if you have had an accident such as a slip, trip or fall within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as fall injury claims and with our skilled team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible.
To find out more speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, go online and take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test to see how much your fall claim could potentially be worth.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice