Work related chest disease due to inhalation of dust particles, noxious gases or corrosive vapours are common amongst industrial workers particularly those involved in construction, mining and manufacturing industry however this problem is wide ranging and incidents occur throughout the spectrum of employment. Medical conditions resulting from an unhealthy environment can vary from minor gaseous exposure causing slight chest irritation through to incidents of severe exposure to lethal substances leading to sensitisation causing serious chest diseases including occupational asthma, industrial bronchitis and emphysema. Some of these chest conditions are debilitating illnesses that could render you unfit for work and are inevitably preventable if an employer complies with the requirements of health and safety legislation. If you have suffered or are suffering from occupational asthma, industrial bronchitis or emphysema due to the environment at your work place, you should take advice on industrial disease compensation claims from an occupational asthma solicitor.
Industrial chest disease comprises a number if different conditions arising as a result of exposure, often prolonged, to a polluted atmosphere in the working environment and includes occupational asthma, farmer's lung, coalminer's pneumoconiosis, industrial bronchitis and silicosis. There are almost 200,000 new cases industrial chest disease diagnosed every year. Occupations with a high risk of developing work related chest diseases include bakers, flour confectioners, vehicle spray painters, vehicle assemblers, moulders, miners and die casters. If you work in a high risk occupation and you contract an occupational asthma bronchitis or emphysema you should take urgent legal advice from an occupational asthma solicitor to preserve your right to compensation in the future.
Employers are required by law, outlined in legislation concerning health and safety in the workplace, to provide proper protective clothing and masks for those workers who are working in areas that are extremely dusty or are likely to be exposed to fumes or gases which may cause occupational asthma, industrial bronchitis and emphysema. Employers also have a legal duty to ensure that protective clothing is actually worn and can dismiss an employee who fails to take care of their own well-being as this inevitably also places co-workers in danger in the event that resuscitation or rescue becomes necessary apart from the disruptive influence on other workers ability to carry out their job properly. Workers also need to be fully trained in how to properly use the equipment and must understand the health consequences of failing to do so. Employers must, so far as is reasonably possible, provide a work area or space that is made as safe and dust or fume free as possible, by use of commercial ventilation and filters where necessary. If your employer failed in their duty to protect you from a chest infection and you have suffered occupational asthma, industrial bronchitis or emphysema due to this negligence, yous occupational asthma solicitor will have a strong case to make a claim for compensation against your employer.
Our occupational asthma solicitors offer free legal advice on no win no fee* compensation claims for occupational asthma, industrial bronchitis and emphysema. If you have suffered personal injury that wasn't your fault then we can help you to claim the compensation you deserve. Whether or not you instruct us to deal with your claim, we will give you free advice with no obligation. We will carefully assess the circumstances and advise clearly on the strength of the claim and the likely level of compensation. We will discuss your injury on the telephone with no obligation and advise you of the best way of proceeding.
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