Thousands of people die from work-related lung diseases every year. Breathing in certain dusts, gases, fumes and vapours in the workplace can cause serious, long-term lung damage resulting in significant pain and breathing difficulties for the sufferer.
Work-related lung disease can affect any employee working in an environment where these hazardous substances are present but some of the most susceptible industries are mining, manufacturing, construction and farming.
Even if you were exposed for a short period, you could have developed a lung condition such as asbestosis, silicosis, coal miners lung, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), occupational asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, phurnacite, pneumoconiosis and even lung cancer.
Employers have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of their employees and to reduce factors which could put workers at risk.
If you have experienced respiratory problems because your employer did not follow health and safety guidelines, you may be able to claim compensation.
Our team of experienced solicitors can advise on whether you have a claim and can handle the entire process for you, sensitively. You may even be able to claim compensation on a no win, no fee basis.
If you or a loved one has been affected by an industrial respiratory disease, speak to one of our experts today for a free consultation. Call 0808 274 6197.