If you have been diagnosed with Occupational Asthma within the last 3 years and it is associated with your past or present employment then contact LPS today.
LPS has dedicated Industrial Disease solicitors that have helped thousands of people successfully claim occupational asthma compensation. We aim to the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim using our No Win No Fee claims process.
What is Occupational Asthma?
Occupational asthma is a condition caused by exposure to chemicals or other harmful substances in the workplace, and affects a person’s breathing. People who suffer from occupational asthma tend to notice their breathing gets worse as the working week progresses, or after a long day’s work.
Symptoms include frequent coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath. Sufferers might also notice that their symptoms improve after taking time away from work, which is a key sign that their asthma is caused by the dust, gas or fumes they come into contact with at work.
What can cause occupational asthma?
You have worked in the following industries in the last 30 years:
- Plastics / rubber products manufacturing
- Spray painting
- Work with animals
- Work with chemicals
- Any work with wood dust, flour or grain
Any of these can lead to shortness of breath, wheezing, tightness or painful coughing.
Time limits on claiming for Respiratory Diseases
The time limit for claiming for respiratory diseases is either three years from the condition being diagnosed by a medical professional or three years from the death of the victim.
Who can I bring a Respiratory claim against?
It is possible to bring a claim for compensation against employers or their insurance company for respiratory diseases, even where employment has ended or the employer is no longer in existence. We are often able to trace the relevant employer’s liability insurer and pursue them directly.
Making a claim for occupational asthma compensation
If you think you are suffering or have been diagnosed with Occupational Asthma and you think your employer has not taken the appropriate steps to protect your health, LPS can help. Simply call our dedicated industrial disease solicitors on 0800 996 1807, text 4myclaim to 88802, chat to us online or complete a short form and we will be in the best position to advise you on a No Win No Fee basis.