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Occupational Asthma

Occupational asthma is an allergic reaction that can occur in some people when they are exposed to certain substances in their workplace.

Symptoms can include shortness of breath, wheezing and painful coughing. Symptoms normally improve when the person is away from the workplace and often disappear completely if they leave the job.

Causes can include exposure to:

  • Flour
  • Grain
  • Isocyanates
  • Laboratory animals
  • Latex
  • Enzymes
  • Colophony

Occupations most at risk of occupational asthma are:

  • Baker
  • Vehicle spray painter
  • Solderer
  • Woodworker
  • Healthcare worker
  • Laboratory animal worker
  • Agriculture worker
  • Engineering worker

Employers have a legal responsibility to protect their workforce from exposure to substances which may be harmful to their health.

If you have been diagnosed with occupational asthma, Sunderland Personal Injury Solicitors Treanors can help with your compensation claim. We have made many successful industrial disease compensation claims for clients in Sunderland, Newcastle, Washington and throughout Tyne and Wear, Co. Durham, Cleveland and Northumberland. Get in touch with our specialist personal injury solicitors for more advice.

We can help you claim

  • Compensation for your condition
  • Wage loss
  • Travel expenses
  • Medical costs
  • Care costs

 No Win No Fee

 Home visits if required

 Friendly and experienced solicitors

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