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Lung Disease Compensation
Some types of workplace pose a threat to health due to chemicals or substances present on site, which, if breathed in, can damage the lungs and cause illness to develop. If you become ill with lung disease because of where you work, your employer may be found liable and you may be entitled to claim compensation. If you approach our specialist Wakefield solicitors** with your case, you will be able to find out whether or not you have a good case to get financial damages for the illness you have suffered.
Lung Disease Personal Injury Claims
Apart from the discomfort and pain caused by illness which may or may not be life-limiting, you may have immediate and pressing financial worries. You may no longer be able to work, or you may have expensive medical care requirements. Our Wakefield-based personal injury lawyers will look at your situation and advise you on whether you can claim for the specific effects of your illness (pain, disability and a projected loss of earnings in the future) or for help with the actual costs that have arisen, such as medical bills, or adaptations to your home which may have become necessary due to your lung disease. Adaptations such as a stair lift may help you if it has become difficult to exert yourself due to breathing problems.
Make a Claim for a Lung Disease Injury in Wakefield
There are different types of lung disease, and all have different causes. Occupational bronchitis, emphysema, pneumoconiosis and silicosis can be work-related, and one of the most common types of lung illness is caused by asbestos exposure: asbestosis or mesothelioma. Soldering chemicals in electronics work, isocyanides in spray paint, and even the ingestion of particles of latex rubber or bread flour can cause occupational asthma to develop, and other types of worker who suffer from lung disease include coalminers and farmers.
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 1994 must be respected by all employers, and our specialist Wakefield lawyers will find out whether or not your employer can be held negligent if they have not respected these rules. Even if they are no longer in business it is not too late to pursue a claim against a former employer, and you may even be able to claim compensation if you were self-employed.
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