Making an industrial illness claim in Sutton in Ashfield
Have you been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) within the last 3 years? Is the disease linked with your present or previous employment? If so, are you aware you could be entitled to make an industrial illness claim in Sutton in Ashfield?
What is COPD?
COPD is a progressive lung disease, which causes the lungs to become inflamed making it difficult to breathe properly. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are common types of COPD. According to the Health and Safety Executive, there are at least 4000 deaths in the UK every year because of work-related COPD.
Occupations linked with COPD
There are many types of jobs that could increase your chances of developing COPD. Some occupations that could put you at risk of developing COPD are:
- Coal Mining
- Brick making.
What causes work-related COPD?
COPD can develop if you are exposedto a wide range of industrial dusts or chemical fumes over a long period of time. Exposure to the following substances may increase your chances of developing COPD:
- Cadmium dust and fumes
- Coal dust
- Grain and flour dust
- Silica dust
- Welding fumes
- Mineral dust
- Organic dusts.
COPD can take a long time to develop, and most people who are diagnosed with the disease were exposed to hazardous substances in jobs they did years ago, and when health and safety in the workplace wasn’t as important as it is today. This does not mean they cannot make an industrial illness claim in Sutton in Ashfield though.
Getting help with an industrial illness claim in Sutton in Ashfield
Your industrial illness claim in Sutton in Ashfield has a strong likelihood of success if you have been diagnosed by a doctor and you have worked in a job or been exposed to a substance that is known/suspected to cause COPD. If you are in any doubt as to whether you can make a claim, please call us for more information. Our friendly legal advisers will be happy to discuss any concerns you may have, and you have no obligation to proceed with your claim.
If you suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and believe that your previous working conditions, or even current working conditions, have caused your disease, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. We have the expertise you need for your claim.
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Date Published: 9th September 2013