Respiratory or Lung Disease Claims
Our expert industrial disease specialists can get you compensation to those who have developed a respiratory or lung disease as a result of their workplace conditions. To speak with Personal Injury Solicitors for a free consultation on 0203 909 8399 or start a hearing loss claim online.
Respiratory or lung diseases, including occupational asthma, asbestosis, lung cancer and silicosis, are caused by breathing in irritants such as dust, silica and fumes.
Depending on the level of exposure, symptoms of a respiratory disease – which include a persistent cough, a fever, breathing difficulties and tiredness – can take years to develop. Although many are treatable, sadly, some respiratory diseases are fatal.
If you believe that exposure to a harmful substance has caused you or a loved one to develop a respiratory disease, it’s important to seek medical advice, so that the condition can be properly diagnosed.
Industrial workers can be at risk of a wide range of respiratory diseases as a result of being exposed to chemicals, fumes, hazardous materials and fine-particle dust in the workplace.
Common industrial diseases for which no win no fee respiratory disease claims can be made include:
- Black lung (coal dust)
- Brown lung (cotton dust, flax)
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Lung cancer
Industrial workers can also develop an allergic reaction to fumes which cause respiratory tract inflammation or irritation – latex, MEK and dioxins such as Chlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (CDDs), Chlorinated dibenzofurans (CDFs) and Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) may also cause severe respiratory conditions.
Diagnosis of respiratory conditions often involves a range of different diagnostic tests, including:
- Blood tests
- Chest X-ray
- CT Scan
- Lung function test
Spirometry test (a pulmonary function test (PFT) which measures how much air a patient can exhale).
Our specialist teams are experts in respiratory or lung disease cases and understand how difficult it can be for you and your loved ones to come to terms with an industrial disease diagnosis. We will work quickly to establish whether you have a valid claim for compensation and we can put you in touch with experts and support groups.
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