Occupational asthma – could you make a claim?
Asthma is an unpleasant and in many cases life-threatening condition that makes it difficult for the victim to breathe.
It can cause breathlessness, wheezing and other unpleasant symptoms that make it hard to catch breathe, and can lead to what are called asthma attacks. This condition can greatly impact one’s quality of life, requiring the frequent use of a puffer along with other medicines to control it. Although asthma can be caused by a number of different factors, it can be the case that it arises as a result of coming into contact with “trigger” substances at work.
These can include anything from dust to asbestos, latex, grains and other substances. It is the duty of your employer to conduct a risk-assessment of the workplace to determine the chances of asthma-inducing substances being present. In all cases, an employer is obligated to provide the correct health and safety equipment to minimise the exposure to staff and therefore reduce the risk of occupational asthma occurring.
If you feel that your employer has failed in this respect and you have developed asthma as a result, you may be able to put things right by making a Richmond upon Thames accident at work claim for compensation.
Could you be missing out on compensation?
Many people are not aware that if they have developed a condition or injury as the result of someone else’s negligence that they have a right to compensation.Open Claim Calculator
At Accident Advice Helpline, not only are we committed to ensuring that people are aware of this right, but also that they are able to act on it by enlisting the help of a personal injury solicitor.
We have a team of over 190 lawyers working throughout the country, all of which are skilled and experienced in the area of personal injury. When you need help from a solicitor that will maximise the chances of a successful Richmond upon Thames accident at work claim, reach out to us today.
Over £30 million a year is awarded in compensation because of our hard work, and we continually fight to ensure all of our claimants receive the money they deserve. You can see how much this is likely to be by filling in our thirty-second claims calculator, or by having the details of your case analysed by one of our claims advisers.
Learn more about making a Richmond upon Thames accident at work claim
If you are now living with asthma through absolutely no fault of your own, you deserve to be compensated for the discomfort and inconvenience that comes with this debilitating condition.
Although it can be hard to determine who was at fault, if your employer’s negligence is to blame, our skilled lawyers will find out, and hold them responsible. To find out more about making a claim with our assitance, contact us today on 0800 180 4123.