If you have contracted occupational asthma at work, you may be able to make a ‘no win no fee’ claim for industrial disease compensation with us.
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What Is Occupational Asthma?
Occupational asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways characterised by reversible airflow obstruction. A frustrating and dangerous condition, asthma can be triggered at work – known as an ‘asthma attack’ – by the inhalation of irritants such as toxic dusts, gases, fumes, and vapours.
Asthma may be hereditary, or may result from environmental factors, like occupational asthma. While hereditary cases of asthma have usually been diagnosed before a person reaches physical maturity, occupational cases may develop in later life. Existing cases of hereditary asthma may also be heightened by exposure to dangerous workplace chemicals and substances. It may take a few months after exposure for occupational asthma symptoms to develop.
When Can I Make An Occupational Asthma Compensation Claim?
If you contract occupational asthma at work due to the inhalation of grains, enzymes, dusts, or other respiratory hazards, you can make a compensation claim. The claim relies on being able to prove that your developing the condition probably results from your employer’s negligence of health and safety best practices. This may sometimes be difficult.
An experienced industrial disease solicitor can make the process easier, building a case which will be difficult to defend against. There is usually a three-year time limit after your diagnosis of asthma has been given in which you can make a compensation claim. However, there are exceptions. Our solicitors can provide expert occupational asthma claim advice in a free consultation if you are unsure.
What Responsibilities Do Employers Have To Prevent Occupational Asthma?
The Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health Regulations (COSHH) were written to ensure regulations to protect workers from negligent exposure to harmful materials such as chemicals, enzymes, and allergenic substances would be implemented nationwide. Under these regulations, your employer must remove or reduce the risk of exposure to hazardous substances as much as possible. If your exposure to an irritant has incurred or heightened the onset of asthma during work, you may be entitled to claim compensation for occupational asthma due to their breach of COSHH.
How Much Occupational Asthma Compensation Will I Receive?
The amount of compensation paid out – not just in claims for occupational asthma, but in all industrial disease claims – is dependent on the circumstances and evidence available. Common factors which have an influence on how much you are paid depend on whether or not you showed symptoms of asthma prior to working for your employer, the amount of substances you have been exposed to, and the severity of your symptoms. Any evidence you can provide our solicitors with, such as the testimonies of co-workers who have also been diagnosed with asthma, will often increase the chances of success in your industrial disease claim.
All our industrial disease claims take into account actual, medically-proven pain and suffering and the extent, any loss of earnings caused, and the psychological effects of being let down by someone you have trusted to safeguard your health. When you begin the claims procedure, your solicitor will provide you with an ideal figure and a realistic minimum estimate of your winnings. As part of our philosophy of transparency, you will be kept up to date with any changes as the case progresses.
Occupational Asthma Claims No Win No Fee?
Yes. At Asons Solicitors, we wanted to take the risk out of making an occupational asthma claim for all of our clients, allowing everyone an access to justice, regardless of their financial situation. When claiming with us for occupational asthma compensation, you will find no upfront fees, unexpected costs, and no risk of paying the expenses of the defending side. Before any legal proceedings are undertaken, your occupational disease claim will be considered by our expert asthma solicitors. You will be told whether your case can proceed on a no win no fee basis, but roughly 98% of the claims we take on are ‘no win no fee’.
Why Choose Asons For My Claim?
If you have contracted occupational asthma due to the inhalation of substances at work, or these have made an existing condition worse, you should get in touch with an experienced industrial disease solicitor. Asthma claims are often fiercely defended and difficult to prove. This means that expert legal assistance is required to navigate the legislation and build a strong case with limited evidence. Successful cases require a lot of work in gathering evidence, liaising with insurance companies, and organising court proceedings. Asons’ legal experts pride themselves on their empathy and approachability, and are here to do the work for you. With decades of experience, our no win no fee lawyers’ success rate is unparalleled. They will look to secure the compensation results you deserve – both now and in future.