Do you know your rights regarding occupational lung disease? Read this blog to find out more.
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Do you know your rights regarding occupational lung disease? Occupational lung diseases refer to a range of conditions that are linked to exposure to dust, fibres, fumes, and other harmful substances while working. These conditions can be extremely severe depending on the longevity and proximity, and a range of other such factors. It is important that anyone who is suffering from any occupational lung disease to consult a doctor.
Can I claim compensation for work-related respiratory issues?
As with any work-related topics, it is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that you have a work environment that is safe and free from harmful particles as these may cause damage. If you have or are suffering from a work-related respiratory issue, you can receive compensation for a variety of items, like lost wages, medical expenses and even lump-sum payments. The lump-sum payments are available in the event that you are suffering from a terminal respiratory disease or pneumoconiosis.
Examples of occupational respiratory conditions
Respiratory lung conditions can come in many forms:
What are some of the common symptoms of respiratory disease?
Many of the most common occupation respiratory illnesses share similar symptoms like:
How do you make a claim for occupational lung disease?
The best way to begin any workers compensation claim, including one for occupational lung disease, is to seek expert advice. What’s My Claim Worth has a free compensation claims calculator to help you work out how much you could claim. What’s My Claim Worth partners with expert lawyers who work on a no-win, no-fee basis. Check out our page on Dust Disease Compensation Claims for more information.
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