"Occupational Asthma can be short or long term. We find you the right professionals to get you the treatment and the compensation you deserve."
Asthma is a respiratory disease caused by exposure to substances that can be found in a workplace, and that are usually inhaled.
Constitutional asthma, which is asthma that you have developed outside of a place you have worked, such as environmental factors, through general lifestyle choices or hereditary predisposition that can be triggered by exposure to a wide range of common irritants.
Occupational asthma, which is contracted through a place of work, can occur as an aggravation of a pre-existing condition, through exposure to certain substances or conditions in the workplace.
NewLaw’s occupational and disease solicitors will support and help you with the long term care that you may need following asthma contracted from a place of work. Our expert solicitors will investigate how the asthma may have been contracted, and will work with medical professionals on your behalf to ensure that you receive the right help at the right time.
We have helped clients living with asthma who have worked in various places, such as:
The list of industries and jobs where there may be exposure to asthma triggers include:
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a disease caused by the narrowing or inflammation of the lung passageways, making breathing difficult. Symptoms include wheezing, tightness in the chest and difficulty exhaling air. Asthma sufferers are usually able to manage their syptoms, which can be controlled by medication. When an asthma attack is triggered, the airways begin to swell and narrow, making it difficult to exhale.
Indications that you may have contracted work place asthma can include:
Which substances cause Occupational Asthma?
Substances that can cause occupational asthma are called respiratory sensitisers. Some examples are:
What you should do if you think you have contracted Asthma through your place of work.
If you think you have occupational asthma, you should see your doctor straight away. If occupational asthma is suspected, your doctor is likely to refer you to a Respiratory Specialist with a special interest in occupational asthma. It is important to contact an occupational disease and illness solicitor who has the right expertise to get you help and support immediately.
Why choose NewLaw Occupational Disease and Illness solicitors?
After being diagnosed by your doctor and once you contact us, we will advise you to speak with your employer to relocate you away from the materials that is causing you severe respiratory or skin reaction, whether it causes an obvious reaction or not.
If your job is likely to be affected, we can direct you to our Employment Law solicitors who can advise you of your rights and what to do. We understand the worry and stress that the diagnosis can bring, but it does not always mean that you will have to leave your job. There may be alternative steps available that could be taken by the employer to minimise the risk of exposure. It is therefore vital that you get early advice on obtaining a medical diagnosis, so that you can be supported throughout your claim for compensation.
Our solicitors have recovered millions of pounds of compensation for our clients to date, contact us today if you need help and support with your claim.
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