Many people suffer from asthma, a condition that sees the tubes of the lungs narrow, making it difficult to breathe. With the use of medication and gentle exercise, many people find the severity of the condition soon improves.
However, as our lawyers will tell you, some people suffer from industrial asthma, a condition that is similar but different from the childhood asthma that many people suffer from.
How is industrial asthma different?
Some people have worked in industries and professions that are dusty and contaminated. Today, there is a large emphasis on health & safety; in fact, there is a heavy responsibility placed on employers in 21st century Britain to not only keep their workers safe physically but also look after their emotional welfare too. Failure to do so can result in some large fines.
But, before the days of health & safety, many people – usually men – worked in environments where they were not protected from environmental hazards such as dust or chemicals.
As a result, many of these people are now suffering the effects; ill-health among those who quarried and mined is not uncommon and one such industrial disease is industrial asthma.
In other words, those claimants using the services of our expert lawyers to claim compensation for industrial asthma have been told categorically by their doctor or consultant that their condition can be directly attributed to the work they did all those years ago.
Keep an eye on the time!
Like all compensation claims made with our lawyers, they are subject to deadlines. Most cases must be made within 3 years of the date of the accident or incident.
With industrial disease cases, such as asthma, you must make your claim within 3 years of the date you were told – or it can be reasonably assumed that you knew – your condition was linked to your previous working environment.
Is your employer still in existence?
Many customers are seeking compensation for ill-health directly linked to their working environment but many think they are unable to do so as the company no longer exist.
The UK Government over success years have recognised over the years the difficulties many people are facing through no fault of their own, hence there is a ‘compensation fund’ for such cases where the employer no longer exists.
Looking for an injury lawyer in Hampton Wick?
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that people suffering ill-health for work reasons frequently become unwell very quickly and so our expert lawyers can work with their next-of-kin to claim the compensation they are entitled to.
We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Hampton Wick working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Hampton Wick or anyway make us your first point of call.
For more information, call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: David Brown