Occupational Asthma Claims

If you have been affected by occupational asthma through the workplace then you may be eligible to claim compensation. EAD Solicitors have nearly 40 years of experience dealing with Industrial Disease claims and can guide you step-by-step through the process.

What is Occupational Asthma?

Occupational asthma is a lung disorder in which substances found in the workplace cause the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.

Work Related Occupational Asthma Claims

Occupational asthma may keep getting worse if you continue to be exposed to the substance that is causing the problem, even if medicines improve your symptoms. You may need to change jobs.

Certain dusts, gases, fumes and vapours can cause occupational asthma. Some of the substances known to be capable of causing asthma are:

  • Isocyanates found in spray painting, foam moulding, adhesives, making foundry cores and surface coatings used in all types of industry
  • Dust from flour and grain used in the baking industry, farm work and grain transport, wood dust from carpentry, joinery and saw milling work, Colophony found in soldering fumes, glues, some cleaners used in electronics and the electrical industry
  • Dust from latex rubber found in latex gloves used in nursing and dentistry

Symptoms of Occupational Asthma

Symptoms are usually due to swelling of the airways and spasms of the muscles lining the airways. This reduces the amount of air that can pass through, and can lead to wheezing sounds.

Symptoms usually occur shortly after you are exposed to the substance, and often improve or go away when you leave work. Some people may not have symptoms until 12 or more hours after being exposed to the allergen.

Symptoms usually get worse toward the end of the work week and may (but not always) go away on weekends or holidays.

In general, symptoms include:

  • Coughing
  • Tight feeling in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing

Pursue your Claim today

Whatever your industrial disease claims at EAD you can be sure you will receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. As well as compensation for your pain and suffering, industrial disease claims can also include compensation for miscellaneous losses and expenses incurred as a result of your condition.

For more information please fill out a claim form or contact us directly on 0151 735 1000 and speak to one of our Liverpool solicitors about making an industrial deafness claim.


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