Asthma is a fairly common condition suffered by both the young and old.
It can be a hereditary condition, but in many cases it is caused as a result of environmental circumstances. This could be due to the environment at home, for example, if you have pets and their hairs or mites are aggravating your breathing.
Environmental asthma can also be caused by exposure to toxins or substances within the workplace.
If you have been diagnosed with asthma which you believe might have developed as a result of conditions within your workplace, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Why not speak to one of our injury solicitors in St Martin today to find out more on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
You could even take our 30 second test which will immediately let you know if you are entitled to make a claim, and will also give you a good idea of how much your claim might actually be worth.
Causes of asthma
As we have already mentioned asthma can be caused by a number of different factors and triggers. Some of the most common include cigarette smoke and pet hairs. However, in the case of occupational asthma, one of the most common causes is asthma caused by certain enzymes.
Our injury solicitors in St Martin have worked on cases where the enzymes in detergent powders have been shown to have caused occupation asthma in our clients. Such powders can also cause skin irritation, leading to dermatitis.
All employers should be aware of the detailed regulations which are in place to help try to ensure the safety of all workers. There are specific regulations that are designed to protect against harmful and hazardous substances and chemicals. These regulations are known as The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations”, commonly referred to as COSHH.
Your injury solicitors in St Martin will know that you should receive appropriate training in COSHH to help ensure your safety. You should also be provided with the appropriate personal protection equipment if you are exposed to hazardous substances as a part of your day to day duties. In the case of detergent powders this might include wearing gloves to protect your skin, goggles to protect your eyes, and face masks to avoid excessive inhalation of the powders.
These are simple steps for your employer to take and they can result in minimal risk and exposure, meaning there is no need to contact injury solicitors in the first place.
Injury solicitors in St Martin
Here at Accident Advice Helpline our injury solicitors all work on a no win, no fee basis. This is regardless of the type of case you are planning to bring against your employer. What that means to you is that when you start your claim you will not need to pay a penny up front, and you will not have to pay anything to us if your claim is not a success.
Date Published: 12th January 2014
Author: David Brown