There are many substances used in workplaces that have the potential to cause occupational asthma, a work-related ailment that could be grounds for a work injury claim.
What types of substances can cause occupational asthma?
There are many different substances which can lead to occupational asthma. They can include common household items such as coffee bean dust from coffee processing, pest-related substances such as cockroach material, and even dust from cow hair or hay, should you live on or near a farm.
There many different jobs which would expose you to these substances which could lead to an accident at work claim from construction, manufacturing and farming to cleaning and even cooking, as some dust from flour could lead to occupational asthma.
How to avoid sustaining occupational asthma?
If you know that you are going to be exposed to certain substances for a prolonged amount of time, ensure you are wearing the correct protective equipment including a mask to protect your lungs. This will greatly reduce the risk of having to make a work injury claim.
Other ways to avoid work injuries, such as occupational asthma is to make sure your workplace is kept clean and well ventilated so that dust particles do not linger in the air, to be breathed in.
Compensation for occupational asthma
However, work accidents can and do happen. If you have sustained a work ailment, such as occupational asthma, through no fault of your own within the last three years, you may be able to make a claim,
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm dedicated to helping their clients win the compensation they deserve. We have 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury, and our team of lawyers strive to make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible for claimants. Many clients are even able to settle their work injury claim without even stepping foot in court.
Our legal team works on a no-win no-fee basis and are happy to offer you a free initial consultation, with no pressure to pursue your claim following the call.
To find out if you could make a work injury claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, take the 30-second compensation calculator online, to find out how much your work accident compensation claim could potentially be worth.