If you develop asthma as an adult and have never previously suffered before, or know of anyone else within your family who has suffered, then there is a good chance that you have been exposed to something within your environment which has acted as a trigger.
In many cases this environmental exposure will occur within the work place. Consequently the condition that is developed is often referred to as occupational asthma.
If you think you have developed occupational asthma then you can contact Accident Advice Helpline to speak to one of our injury solicitors in St Mary’s today. We can help you find out if you have a claim to make against your employer.
Causes of Occupational Asthma
Occupational asthma, like any other form of asthma, can be caused by a number of different triggers.
Our injury solicitors in St Mary’s have helped a wide number of individuals, working in a variety of different environments, make claims of compensation against their employers.
For example, a factory worker might be able to make a claim against their employer for the development of occupational asthma if they have been exposed to isocyanates. Isocyanates are a family of chemicals which are frequently used in the production of paints, varnishes and foams. As a result factory workers who work with these items, are often inadvertently exposed to isocyanates which, over long periods of time and can cause asthma.
If you work in such an environment your employer should be well aware of the potential risks. They should take the appropriate steps to do everything they can to ensure your safety. If they have failed in this regard then you could use the help of an injury solicitor to make a claim against them for compensation.
We have also helped bakers who have been exposed to flour over long periods of time and have developed asthma as a result. Our injury solicitors in St Mary’s know that as flour is a well known irritant which can lead to the development of asthma, that employers of bakery workers should take the appropriate steps to minimise the risk. This can include, ensuring all staff members work in well ventilated areas, or have the appropriate face masks to limit the amount of flour dust that is being inhaled.
A simple step like this can help ensure your safety, reduce the risk of developing a long term disease, and mean that one of our injury solicitors in St Mary’s will not be making a claim against your employer on your behalf.
Injury solicitors St Mary’s
Here at Accident Advice Helpline our injury solicitors all work on a strict no win no fee* basis. That means that if you do not win your claim for personal injury, you do not have to pay us a fee. We will do all we can to ensure that you will win the compensation you deserve. To find out how much that might be take our 30 second test or give us a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 today.