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Industrial Disease

industrial_diseaseMaking an Industrial Disease Compensation Claim

Are you are suffering from an industrial disease or injury resulting from negligence on the part of your employer?

Does your condition either stop you from working entirely, or is one of the diseases recognised as associated with your job?

If so, it may be possible for you to claim compensation.

This article gives information about some of the conditions accepted as an industrial disease which could allow you to claim compensation.

Asbestosis

Asbestosis is caused by the inhalation of asbestos, a mineral which up until the 1970’s was used on a regular basis in the construction industry.

This particular industrial disease can result in the scarring of lung tissue, lung and chest cancer and fluid on the lungs.

Naturally, asbestosis does not only affect those working in the construction industry. Public places such as hospitals, schools and work premises all over the United Kingdom were often built using asbestos,  putting many other people at risk.

As the symptoms of asbestosis can sometimes take as long as forty years to develop, it is not known exactly how many people are suffering from the effects of this industrial disease.

It is, however,  a killer condition which takes the lives of over four thousand people each year and, unfortunately, as yet there is no known cure and asbestosis compensation claims continue to be made. Click here for more information on how to claim asbestosis compensation.

Chronic Bronchitis

This industrial disease results from the irritation caused by virus or bacterial infections, polluted air or fumes and dust found in the workplace.

Excessive mucus is produced on a constant basis, thickening the lining of the bronchial tubes when they are irritated for long periods of time which in turn restricts air flow, the coughing begins and the lungs become infected.

Pneumoconiosis

This is a condition which commonly occurs in persons retired from working in coal mines, quarries, foundries and potteries where association with silica has taken place.

The term pneumoconiosis collectively refers to lung diseases which are brought on by dust inhalation.

There is often a delay of around ten years from the point of exposure to the first signs of the disease.

Asthma

Those suffering from asthma as a result of their job experience similar symptoms to regular asthma sufferers – the main difference being the time of day when they feel at their worst.

In the case of occupational asthma, a good night’s sleep, away from the working environment allows them to start the day without the early morning effects suffered by regular asthma patients.

Of course, the degree in which asthma shows itself will all depend on the cause of the disease.

For example, the damage done to the lungs over a period of time of continuous exposure to chemicals will have entirely different affects from someone who has an immediate asthmatic allergic reaction to the presence of chemicals within the workplace -n which is known as Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome, or RADS for short.

Mesothelioma

This is a cancer strain mainly affecting the outside lining of the lungs as well as the lower digestive tract and can occur when a person has been exposed to asbestos.

However, it is usually more than fifteen years since the first exposure with asbestos before the disease is diagnosed.

Mesothelioma is different to other forms of lung cancer in that it is not in any way associated with tobacco smoking. Click here to find out more about how to claim mesothelioma compensation.

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If you believe you are suffering from an Industrial Disease, you have nothing to lose by contacting one of our claims experts today. The service is completely free, you’ll get a personal response within an hour and there is absolutely no obligation.

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