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Asthma Claims Lawyers Glasgow, Scotland

Hundreds of thousands of people in Scotland have asthma, including tens of thousands of children. Asthma usually develops in childhood and can be caused by hereditary, environmental or dietary conditions. However, often asthma can be caused and exacerbated by working conditions. It is characterised by airway inflammation, reversible airways obstruction and bronchospasm, which means that it leads to breathing difficulties, coughing, wheezing and chest tightness, and the worst cases can have a wholly detrimental effect on the sufferer’s standard of living. If you have developed asthma and you think it might be due to the conditions you work in, you might consider claiming compensation for the harm done to your health. If this is the case, contact the solicitors at Jones Whyte Law today.

Asthma in the Workplace Claims in Scotland

If you find that your asthma flares up during the working week and abates, even slightly, at weekends or during your holidays, then there is a strong chance you have occupational asthma. If you work in fields where there are certain substances floating around on a daily basis, such as dust if you work in on a farm or bakery, then if the proper precautions are not taken, you could develop occupational asthma.

Your employer has a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to minimise your exposure to harmful substances in the workplace, as well as to tell you if there are any allergens that you are likely to come into contact with. If contact with potentially harmful substances is unavoidable where you work, then your employer must take reasonable steps to ensure that you are properly protected. These can include:

  • safety masks over your face;
  • regular breaks so you are not exposed for long periods of time;
  • proper protective equipment, including air filtration systems; and
  • regular health checks, especially prior to you commencing work, to check that you are not hypersensitive to these substances in the first place.

Bringing a Claim with Jones Whyte

Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, if your employer has failed to take the steps outlined above, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation against their insurance company. Contact the specialist asthma claims solicitors at Jones Whyte today for more information. We will guide you through the entire claims process, making sure each step is carried out to the highest standard and with your best interests at the forefront.

Contact our Asthma Claims Solicitors in Glasgow, Scotland Today

If you are suffering from asthma as a result of your working conditions, you could have a valid claim for compensation. The personal injury team’s expertise and experience in bringing asthma claims means it is well placed to assist you with your claim. Contact us to discuss your options and find out what we can do to help.

At Jones Whyte, we take a considered, practical approach, combining our knowledge of the law with your individual requirements. For legal advice and assistance from solicitors who will always put your best interests first, please contact us. Our head office is in Glasgow, call 01413751222 today, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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