Our asthma compensation claims calculator can allow you to get an estimate of the amount that you could get for work related asthma. Our experienced industrial disease solicitors can guide you throughout the process of making a claim and make sure that you receive the support that you need.

Find out how much you can claim for occupational asthma below.

Work related asthma is a breathing condition that is caused by breathing in dangerous substances such as dust, chemicals and fumes. These are known as ‘asthmagens.’

You could have been working in your job for weeks, months or even years before you start having asthma symptoms. However, once you’ve become sensitive to a substance at work, it can trigger asthma symptoms the next time you come into contact with it – even if it is just in small amounts. It can also begin as mild asthma with longer lasting symptoms.

Symptoms can include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Coughing
  • Asthma attacks
  • Bronchitis and wheezing

Asthma in the workplace can be difficult to live with, especially when you’re having to return to the environment that triggers your symptoms. It will likely also be the case that you can’t enter into another job that involves a similar workplace either. An industrial disease claim will be able to help you get the financial support that you need when it’s not possible for you to work.

You may also be particularly at risk of developing work-related asthma if:

  • You have a history of allergies
  • You smoke or have smoked in the past
  • You suffer from rhinitis – this is when the inside of your nose is inflamed

There are a number of different occupations that can be you more at risk of developing occupational asthma. Workplaces that may have a higher rate of asthmagens or allergens include:

  • Agricultural workplaces
  • Healthcare settings
  • Bakeries, flour mills and kitchens
  • Pet shops, zoos, and animal laboratories

Additionally, workplaces that have high rates of occupational irritants include:

  • Car manufacture and repair workshops
  • Woodwork and carpentry workshops
  • Electronics and assembly industries
  • Engineering and metalwork workplaces
  • Hairdressing salons
  • Indoor swimming pools

If you believe that you may have been exposed to dangerous asthmagens because of your occupation, then you may be able to make a claim.

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