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Occupational Asthma Claims

Thousands of people are diagnosed with asthma every year in the UK. Asthma is linked to a number of causes but one of the primary causes is exposure to toxic substances in factories and workshops. Occupational asthma is generally a chest condition where the airways are irritated due to inhalation of toxic vapor, dust, fumes, gases, etc., most of which are common substances emitted in factories. Though the condition is reversible, if the individual is exposed to such toxic substances for a longer duration, it can lead to permanent lung damage. If you are one such victim and have been diagnosed with occupational asthma, then our seasoned solicitors at OH Parsons can help you make occupational asthma claims and win compensation amount from your employer to foot your treatment and rehabilitation bills.

What are the reasons that lead to occupational asthma?

Employees working in factories are often exposed to toxic airborne contaminants like dust, gases, welding fumes, solvent vapours flour, sandblasting dust, mists, cleaning fluids, etc. Constant inhalation of such substances can cause severe irritation in the respiratory system, ultimately leading to occupational asthma.

What are the various conditions that come under occupational asthma?

The various conditions that come under occupational asthma or are a part of occupational asthma are:

      • Inflammation of the airways
      • Tightening of airway muscles
      • Swelling of airway tissue
      • Excessive mucus production
      • Constant coughing
      • Constant sneezing
      • Shortness of breath
      • Chronic bronchitis
      • Emphysema

As per research, it is seen that majority of cases of occupation asthma develop within a time span of 6 to 18 months, however, it may also develop in a few weeks, or sometimes it might take as long as 20 years to develop.

Who is at risk of developing occupational asthma?

Individuals such as vehicle spray painters, agriculture workers, bakers, carpenters, hairdressers, and engineering workers are at risk of developing occupational asthma as they are exposed to a lot of dust and vapors that are harmful to health. However, the risk of developing occupational asthma expands to people working in several other sectors as well.

Why should one opt for OH Parsons to for occupational asthma claims?

OH Parsons harbors the best team of professional industrial disease solicitors who have extensive knowledge and experience in handling occupational asthma claims. They focus on not only helping you through the entire legal process but also making the whole process very straightforward for you. It is true that claiming compensation from an employer is a Herculean task, but we support you with expert help at each and every step.

What is the No Win No Fee Claim?

If you are opting for OH Parsons for filing for a compensation claim for industrial diseases like occupational asthma then you will be making a No Win No Fee claim. This means that you are not obligated to pay us any fees, even if you happen to lose the case. We recover our total costs from the opponent, thus relieving you of any kind of financial strain. We do not have any hidden costs and our operations are transparent for our clients. You can contact our industrial disease lawyers at 020 7379 7277 or email us on info@ohparsons.co.uk for a free consultation to know more details regarding our operations.

What amount of compensation am I eligible to receive for an occupational asthma claim?

The amount of compensation that you are eligible to receive for a work-related illness like occupational asthma depends on a number of factors related to your condition, mainly the circumstances and the treatment, rehabilitation, and support that you need.

The compensation amount largely depends on:

      • The medical expenses that you have to bear
      • Travel expenses related to your treatment
      • Your present and future support and care needs
      • Cost of your home modification that you have to do to make it compatible with your health condition, such as, installing air filters for purifying air
      • Mobility aids
      • The pain and suffering you have had to bear
      • Loss of job and salary losses due to job absence owing to your asthmatic condition

Am I at a risk of losing my job if I make an industrial disease claim against my employer?

If you are making a compensation claim against your employer then it is likely that the compensation amount will be paid by his company’s insurer. Therefore, the employer is not at risk of huge financial loss. Also, there exist several legal safeguards for protecting the employees from unfair dismissal even if he is demanding compensation for an industrial disease which he is suffering from as a result of working on the organization.

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