Exposure to dust, fumes, chemicals and micro-organisms (such as fungal spores) in the workplace can result in the development of several work related diseases such as occupational asthma, rhinitis, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, silicosis, pneumoconiosis and ‘farmer’s lung’. Workers in the flour, wood, chemical, paint, rubber and plastics industries are the most likely to be affected. Workers in the recycling, waste control, agricultural, horticultural and landscape gardening industries are the most likely to be exposed to and affected by micro-organisms.
At Beecham Peacock we have been helping victims of work related conditions such as occupational asthma for many years. We have the experience and expertise to help you and your family claim the compensation you deserve.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with occupational asthma or another work related condition, contact our Newcastle office on 0191 232 3048 to start your compensation claim.
What are Work Related Chest Conditions?
Work related chest conditions are diseases such as Asthma, Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis, Silicosis and Pneumoconiosis, which are caused by exposure to dust, fumes and chemicals in the workplace.The exposure to dust and fumes or chemicals can also cause the condition of Rhinitis, which affects the membranes in the nose. Sometimes the worker will suffer rhinitis as well as the work related chest condition or just have rhinitis alone.Pulmonary aspergilloma sometimes called ‘farmer’s lung’ is a condition caused by exposure to micro-organisms in the form of a fungus called ‘Aspergillus’ which grows in a clump in a lung cavity, or invades healthy tissue, causing an abscess.
What types of environment can cause a Work Related Chest Condition?
Working environments that use chemicals and dangerous substances, or involve exposure to dust, can cause a work related chest condition. A variety of working environments can lead to these conditions, though the majority of sufferers have worked in the flour, wood, chemical, paint, rubber and plastics industries.Commonly micro-organisms such as fungus grow on dead leaves, stored grain, bird droppings, compost piles, and other decaying vegetation, when they are disturbed they are released into the surrounding air and become bio-aerosols and inhaled by the worker, and can cause a work related chest condition. A variety of working environments can lead to these conditions, though the majority of sufferers have worked in the recycling, waste control, agricultural, horticultural and landscape gardening industries.
How can Beecham Peacock help?
If you, or someone you know, have been diagnosed with a work related chest condition, Beecham Peacock can help secure the financial compensation that you deserve. No amount of money can restore your health or compensate for the damage that has been done. However, securing the financial compensation that you are entitled to can help to cover any loss of earnings that your health problems have caused you and contribute to your future medical care.
Why choose Beecham Peacock?
Beecham Peacock have been helping victims of work related chest conditions for many years and our extensive experience and expertise can help you to make a claim and secure compensation. Sufferers of work related chest conditions, such as occupational asthma, have usually been employed in heavy industry. Due to the strong presence of heavy industry in the North East, Beecham Peacock is well-versed in fighting claims for sufferers of chest conditions.
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