Occupational Asthma

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An individual can develop occupational asthma if they are exposed to substances within their line of employment. Occupational asthma is usually caused due to working conditions.

Bakers and vehicle paint sprayers have been identified as the most ‘at risk’ workers of developing occupational asthma due to their exposure to certain substances, but occupational asthma can develop in almost any industry.

Causes of Occupational Asthma

A small selection of the main causes of occupational asthma are as follows:

  • Flour exposure
  • Grain exposure
  • Exposure to Isocyanates
  • Exposure to Laboratory animals
  • Exposure to Latex
  • Exposure to Enzymes
  • Exposure to Colophony
  • Exposure to egg proteins
  • Exposure to fish proteins
  • Exposure to nickel sulphate
  • Exposure to dust
  • Exposure to smoke

There are a myriad of irritant substances that can cause occupational asthma and symptoms can sometimes take weeks or months to develop.

Your employer has a duty of care to ensure you are provided with all the appropriate safety gear to help prevent exposure to harmful substances as per "The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations" or COSHH regulations. If they fail to implement certain safety measures and you are injured or develop an illness like occupational asthma as a result, you deserve compensation.

What to do if you have developed Occupational Asthma?

If you believe you have developed occupational asthma due to poor working conditions or your employer's failure to implement the appropriate safety measures has resulted in your developing of asthma, contact the expert occupational asthma compensation claim solicitors at Forbes as soon as possible. There are strict time limits in which you can make a personal injury compensation claim, so it is vital you contact us today.

Contact Forbes for a Free Consultation

For a free consultation with an expert occupational asthma compensation claim solicitor please call freephone 0800 689 0973 or contact us by email today.

If you would prefer a face to face consultation; we have expert industrial illness solicitors at each of our offices based in Accrington, Blackburn Chorley and Preston ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.

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