Client Wins Occupational Asthma Claim

Occupational Asthma Claim
By: Jessica Lee
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With the help of our expert industrial disease solicitors, our client submitted a successful occupational asthma claim against their employer.

What was the Occupational Asthma Claim?

Our client came to AWH for legal assistance after conditions in their employment made their pre-existing asthma worse. During their employment, our client worked within a printing company as Bench Hand and Print Finisher. Additionally, our client claimed that neglect from her employer led to her exposure to the fumes from the glue spraying for 5 months.

Our client did not use the glue herself. However, our client was working on a mezzanine near the glue spraying area, therefore, she still had exposure to the fumes. Furthermore, her working environment was hot which did not assist with her symptoms. Finally, our client’s employer did not provide adequate ventilation and masks. All of these elements caused the worsening of our client’s asthma.

What was the Outcome of the Claim?

The claimant got in contact with our industrial disease solicitors at AWH and was appointed the help of our expert solicitor Charlotte Davies. Our claimant was very happy to receive a settlement figure of £2,500 for their occupational asthma claim.

Measures your Employer Should Take to Prevent Occupational Asthma

Asthma develops from inhaling airborne substances called asthmagens.

If you work in a workplace where your employer can assume that asthmagens are present your employer should always ensure:

  • Proper ventilation
  • Adequate health and safety equipment (e.g., masks)
  • Proper safety training available to all staff
  • they take all possible measures to limit the exposure to asthmagens

As a result, if your employer has not taken all possible measures to prevent your asthma from developing or worsening, you can make an occupational asthma claim.

Read more about claiming occupational asthma compensation.

Starting your Claim

Compensation for Occupational Asthma

If you are suffering from occupational asthma that was caused or worsened in the last 3 years, our expert team of solicitors can help you claim compensation on a no-win-no-fee basis.

Firstly, when you get in touch, our solicitors will assess your claim to determine what compensation you may receive.

Generally, for our team to help you claim compensation your occupational asthma symptoms should have started in the last three years. You can claim compensation if asthma was caused at work, or if your existing asthma was worsened at work.

Book your consultation today and find out how much you can claim. 

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