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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Symptoms of asthma at work: Wheezing


    Asthma affects more than 5 million people in the UK and is characterised by shortness of breath, wheezing and tightness in the chest. Symptoms of asthma can vary in severity and, in some cases, asthma can even be fatal.

    When considering professional options, there are many jobs that can make worsen asthma symptoms. As such, occupational asthma is one of the most common types of work-related illness. If you’ve been experienced an accident at work or you suffer from work-related illness, such as occupational asthma, you may wish to think about claiming compensation.

    Occupational asthma: Who is at risk?

    Occupational asthma is most commonly diagnosed in people who work in the following industries:

    • baking and food preparation
    • construction and woodwork
    • healthcare
    • agriculture
    • engineering
    • research and laboratory work
    • soldering and spray painting

    If you already suffer from asthma, symptoms can be made worse by exposure to dust, animal fur, smoke, pollen and chemicals.

    Symptoms of asthma: Wheezing

    Wheezing is one of the most common symptoms of asthma, it causes sufferers to make a whistling noise when inhaling and exhaling. Wheezing is often accompanied by shortness of breath, coughing and a tight chest.

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    In serious cases, these symptoms of asthma can trigger an asthma attack, which can be fatal. If you have asthma, you should carry an inhaler with you at all times, including when you are at work, to ensure you can take prompt action if you experience any condition-related difficulties.

    Compensation for work-related illnesses

    If you suspect that your health is affected by your job role or the working environment, you may be able to claim work injury compensation.

    Compensation is provided for people who have suffered an injury or illness, through no fault of their own. It can often help to cover lost earnings, any medical costs, and provide a nest-egg to help ease financial pressure if you are unable to work for a any period of time.

    Claiming work accident compensation

    If you think you could be eligible for work accident compensation and you would like the advice of a professional personal injury lawyer, experienced in handling occupational illness claims, speak with one of our Accident Advice Helpline advisers.

    Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000, with the aim of providing consumers with simple, fair and reliable means of obtaining compensation for personal injury and illness. In most cases, clients do not have to go to court and our no-win no-fee* legal team tirelessly to ensure that the process is as convenient and hassle-free as possible for claimants.

    Give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 for more advice, tailored to your individual case.

    Date Published: March 2, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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