Asthma Compensation Claims
Asthma Compensation Claim
Asthma is a persistent condition that causes the sufferers to encounter breathing difficulties because of narrowing airways that block the entrance of air into their lungs. The disease can occur due to various reasons such as cold air, allergic reactions to specific chemicals or some exercise.
However, asthma can also be developed or worsened by a variety of harmful substances and pollution exposure within the air after inhalation, such as dusts, fumes, cleaning fluids, and harmful chemicals, which your employer has a legal obligation to safeguard you from by giving the accurate personal protective equipment (PPE). Asthma that is developed by working in perilous conditions is known as occupational asthma, which is characterized by airway inflammatory, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Asthma can be hereditary, or can be an outcome of harmful environmental issues, such as occupational asthma. Although, there is a basic difference – hereditary asthma are usually diagnosed before an individual reaches complete physical development, on the other hand, occupational asthma may develop in later years of a person’s life. If a person already suffers from hereditary asthma, it can also be intensified by exposure to hazardous workplace chemicals and harmful substances. Occupational asthma like work-related dermatitis may take a few months after exposure for symptoms to develop.
Why Should I Make An Asthma Compensation Claim?
If you’ve suffered asthma because of something your employer did, or didn’t do, you are entitled to make an industrial disease claim for compensation. Keeping you safe from illness and injury at work is your employer’s responsibility, and the rules about what they are and are obliged to do are laid out by the Health and Safety Executive.
If your claim for occupational asthma disease is honest, then you deserve to be compensated for the discomfort and suffering you’ve experienced because of someone else’s negligence. The compensation you receive is intended to help you concentrate on your recovering phase. However, that’s not all. If your household depends on your income, and it’s no longer coming in to the family, then this needs to be reflected too. In circumstances like this, occupational asthma compensation is designed to cover medical expenses, bills, food, council tax and the like, until you get your life back to normal.
In addition, asthma-related compensation is not just about the money. For many, it is an acknowledgement of what you went through, an admittance of responsibility, and this can lead to modifications in procedure that could help avoid the same mistake happening to some other employee in the future.
If you’re not sure about whether you can claim, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to have a no obligation chat with one of our legally trained industrial disease solicitors, who will be able to help you and guide you with your claim.
When Can I Make A Compensation Claim for Asthma?
It’s the responsibility of the employer to make sure that their employees do not develop a harmful and life-changing condition like asthma. If your employer has failed to keep you safe from any irritants, which might cause work-related asthma or worsened your hereditary asthma, get in touch with our asthma solicitors and Turner White Solicitors will help you to make your occupational asthma claim successful.
For all cases of occupational asthma, the one to claim against is the – employer or the establishment. As the employer or the establishment is responsible for ensuring that, you are safe at workplace and part of their role should involve giving all employees the appropriate safety equipment such as full face masks and filters, which needs to be fitted appropriately. Unfortunately, the difficulty arise when employers are unaware of the risks of occupational asthma or choose to ignore it knowingly. If employers do not take necessary steps, to protect their employees against occupational asthma – then employees suffering from occupational asthma shall be liable to claim for compensation.
If your employer/organization is found to be negligent in their duty to offer protection or the required amount of information, and you have suffered as a result, get in touch with Turner White Solicitors to make asthma compensation claims today. Turner White Solicitors can help you to receive the maximum compensation for any future financial requirements and medical recovery.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive?
The amount of occupational asthma disease compensation awarded in asthma claims depends on a number of
different aspects. These aspects can include the severity of the injury caused, your income,
You can find out how much claim you’re entitled to by getting in touch with one of our leading solicitors today on Freephone 01772 25 22 22 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help you. We will be able to give you an indication of the potential value of your claim. However, if you want to get an estimated settlement figure before you contact us, you can always use our interactive compensation calculator to find out how much compensation you might be entitled to.
Is There A Time Limit For A Asthma Compensation Claim?
Yes. In the UK, the standard time limit within which an industrial disease claim can be filed is 3 years. If legal proceedings are not started within 3 years, the case is considered time barred and you are no longer entitled to claim for compensation. The 3-year deadline starts either from the date that the accident happened or from the date when it was established that your disease was directly/indirectly linked to the your present or past working environment, which is also known as ‘date of knowledge’.
Moreover, the 3 years’ time limit typically start to run from the date of diagnosis, but it may be earlier than this if you have already acknowledged a connection between your symptoms and its causes. If somebody has died because of an occupation asthma, the 3 years typically runs from the date of death.
In any kind of industrial disease circumstances, it is advisable to seek legal advice as soon as possible. This is because the details are more likely to be fresh in your mind, so it will be easier to recall. In addition, the paperwork you’ve had that related to your occupational asthma will be close to hand.
For a free consultation about an occupational asthma claim for compensation, call our No Win No Fee industrial disease solicitors on Freephone 01772 25 22 22 or start your claim online and we will call you.
When you contact us, you don't have to start your asthma claim for compensation process immediately. Therefore, if you're unsure whether you're ready to step on the first stages of your compensation claim, or whether your disease was caused because of someone else's fault, Turner White Solicitors can provide you the necessary guidance and suggestion you need to establish your claim and know that we will not force you to start a claim.