Occupational Asthma

If your asthma has been caused or made worse by your job, you may be able to claim compensation.

Can I Claim For Occupational Asthma?

Occupational asthma can be caused is many industries, but some of the most common that we have dealt with here at Baker & Coleman include;

  • Healthcare
  • Engineering
  • Beauty salons
  • Agriculture
  • Working with animals

If you developed asthma, or exasperated a previous condition, whilst at work, and your employer did not follow legal guidelines then you may be able to claim compensation against them.

If you have any questions contact our trained team for a no-obligation talk on how you can move forward with your claim.

Is Asthma an Occupational Disease?

Although asthma can be triggered by exposure to dust, pollen or other airborne substances, when this happens in a workplace, it is called occupational asthma.

There are almost an unlimited number of job roles in which you may be exposed to airborne particles, there are certain workplaces with a much higher risk factor. These are the manufacturing industries, especially working with motor vehicles, spray painting, and dealing with toxic chemicals.

There are actually two forms of occupational asthma, these are known as irritant-induced occupational asthma and allergic occupational asthma.

Irritant-induced occupational asthma is usually caused by accidental exposure such as spillage of some chemical substance, while allergic occupational asthma is usually caused by an allergic reaction to a substance in your works environment.

The symptoms in both cases are the same and may include shortness of breath, coughing, tightness in the chest, or wheezing.