The Health and Safety Executive (a government organization) has confirmed that:
‘In 2007/08 an estimated 36,000 individuals who worked in the last 12 months suffered, “breathing or lung problems” which they believed to be work-related, according to the Labour Force Survey. This estimate includes respiratory diseases other than just occupational asthma.’
Asthma is the most common of all the reported work-related breathing complaints. There are also many other known conditions including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumoconiosis (dust in the lungs).
Your employer owes you a duty to ensure that you are not exposed to breathing in fumes, chemicals, dusts and even flour particles at work.
Occupations known to be most at risk are:
In addition to securing the best possible award for your injuries, we will also assist you where appropriate to obtain any recommended treatment for your condition.
If you have been diagnosed with a work-related breathing condition in the last three years, then you should contact Russell or James on 01752 668246 for free advice, or if you prefer simply click here to arrange your free initial meeting.
If you are looking for an asthma compensation solicitor in Plymouth, choose the Plymouth asthma compensation solicitors, Gard & Co. Solicitors.