Industrial Disease

Occupational Asthma Claims

Occupational asthma is common across a huge range of sectors and industries. It refers to asthma which can be directly attributed to conditions in the workplace, and generally develops after exposure to harmful substances.

All employers have an obligation to ensure that their staff are kept safe from dangerous substances and as well as carrying out comprehensive risk assessment they should provide the right safety equipment – gloves, boots and suits for example.

If you’ve developed occupational asthma as a result of coming into contact with hazardous substances in the workplace, the specialist solicitors here at Your Personal Injury Partner can help. We’ve claimed thousands in compensation for those affected by asthma – to find out how much you could claim call us on 01782 608 744 or fill out our contact form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

 Occupational asthma and its causes

The main causes of occupational asthma are substances which are referred to as respiratory sensitisers and the most common are chemicals known as isocyanates, which are found in:

  • Spray paints
  • Adhesives
  • Foams
  • Surface coatings

Other less common causes of occupational asthma include:

  • Dust from flour or other grains
  • Wood dust
  • Chemicals in fumes produced by soldering
  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Latex rubber dust

Employers are under obligation to take steps to protect staff from the effects of occupational asthma; precautions could include breathing equipment, masks or extractor fans.

If you suspect you may be suffering from occupational asthma there are warning signs you should look out for. If your symptoms are worse during the working week, you noticed an improvement in your symptoms while on a holiday from work or you have other associated conditions (runny nose, conjunctivitis) you may have workplace-related asthma.

Call us today

If you have developed occupational asthma after being exposed to harmful substances or chemicals in your workplace Your Personal Injury Partner can claim compensation on your behalf. Call us on 01782 608 744 or enter your details in our contact form and someone will be in touch.

Contact your personal injury partner today and let use take the hassle out of your claim

01782 608 744
Start your claim today!