Work-related Respiratory Disease Claims Solicitors Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee
If you are suffering from respiratory disease which you believe has been caused by your working conditions, Calio Claims can help you claim compensation.
Occupational respiratory disease can have far reaching consequences and can greatly affect your quality of life. It is common for the disease to worsen later in life, so it is vital to ensure that you are fully compensated for your pain, suffering and loss. Our expert team here at Calio Claims have years of experience in helping clients across a variety of sectors and industries make successful claims for respiratory disease related to working conditions. We can help you claim the maximum amount of compensation owed to you with minimal disruption to your life. Call us today on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and one of our specialists will get back to you right away. We look forward to helping you.
Occupational lung disease refers to the group of diseases and conditions which occur, or are exacerbated by, exposure to chemicals, foreign particles or fumes during the course of employment.
According to the Health & Safety Executive there are currently an estimated 41,000 new cases of breathing and lung problems each year caused or made worse by work.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
COPD is a lung disease which makes it difficult to breathe and is common in later life. According to the Health & Safety Executive, over one million people in the UK currently suffer from the disease and it causes over 25,000 deaths each year.
There are two forms of COPD:
- Chronic Bronchitis (long term cough with mucus)
- Emphysema (damage to the lungs over a period of time)
COPD is usually caused by smoking; however previous exposure to chemicals, dust and fumes in the workplace is often cited as a contributing factor. Coal miners tend to be at a higher risk of suffering from COPD from breathing in coal dust.
Asthma is a respiratory disease which causes a narrowing of the air passages. This will result in breathing difficulties, tightening of the chest, wheezing and coughing. Occupational asthma can develop from the lungs being exposed to a harmful chemical or dust at work.
The occupations with the highest rates of new cases are:
- vehicle paint technicians
- bakers and flour confectioners
- metal making and treating process operatives
If you have been diagnosed with a work-related respiratory disease our specialist team of personal injury lawyers can assist you.
Can I make a claim for work-related respiratory disease?
If you have been diagnosed with a respiratory disease as a result of your working conditions, or where you have been diagnosed and suspect that it is because of your work, you may be able to bring an industrial disease personal injury claim. When you contact Calio Claims we will ask you questions to understand your specific circumstances and can let you know the likelihood of your claim succeeding early on. We often work with clients on a no-win, no-fee basis. We understand that where your working conditions have had a significant impact on your health, you may be concerned about legal fees, so we will discuss your fee options including whether no-win, no-feemight work for you.
We have helped hundreds of workers secure compensation for work-related illness and injury and can help you get the financial settlement you need to move on with your life.
Contact us for work-related respiratory disease claims legal advice today
If you are suffering from a respiratory disease as a result of conditions at your place of work or former place of work, contact our specialist industrial disease team today. Our industrial disease claims solicitors are spread across our offices – Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland - making it easy and convenient to consult one of our experts. We will be happy to discuss your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis