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Asthma compensation lawyers

Work related illness

Approximately 3 million people live with asthma in the UK. Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways which causes the sufferer to experience wheezing, coughing, tightness of the chest, and shortness of breath. In many cases a person may need to take medication to treat the asthma. This can be lifelong treatment.

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Mr James Walsh of GA SOLICITORS in Plymouth
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Fellow
Telephone: 01752 203536 Email: james.walsh@GAsolicitors.com James is a Partner and Head of the Asbestos Litigation Team at GA Solicitors in Plymouth. James is one of the South West's leading industrial disease litigators, renowned particularly for... Read more
Mr Gavin Evans of SIMPSON MILLAR LLP in Bristol
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I joined Simpson Millar LLP in September 2015 as a Partner and Head of the Industrial Disease department. I have always represented Claimants and have specialised in industrial disease claims since qualifying... Read more
Mr Patrick Walsh of SLATER + GORDON LAWYERS in Cambridge
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury - Fellow
I am a Principal Lawyer in the industrial disease team of Slater and Gordon. I have specialised in industrial disease claims, and in particular asbestos related illness, since 1987. My main areas of specialism include •... Read more
Mr James Wood of BL CLAIMS SOLICITORS in Southampton
Occupational disease lawyer
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
I am a Senior Associate at BL Claims Solicitors with over 20 years' experience in the field of personal injury. I represent clients in claims arising from accidents, injuries at work and occupational disease including serious injury and head injury... Read more
Occupational disease lawyer
Asbestos disease lawyer
Personal injury legal practice
Personal injury - Senior Litigator
Iain is an associate solicitor specialising in asbestos related disease claims at national personal injury firm Irwin Mitchell LLP.  In particular he specialises in mesothelioma but also lung cancer, pleural thickening and asbestosis.  He has... Read more

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Asthma can be caused by many factors including genetics, lifestyle and working conditions. When a person develops asthma in later life, it is possible that the working environment could have caused the illness. Working conditions can also cause an aggravation of pre-existing conditions of asthma.

Common causes of occupational asthma include

  • Exposure to chemicals
  • Exposure to grain or flour
  • Exposure to spray paint
  • Exposure to wood dust
  • Exposure to latex
  • Exposure to laboratory animals
  • Exposure to resins and glues

Making an asthma compensation claim

Employers are responsible for the wellbeing of their staff at work, so if your symptoms are affecting your daily life, you could claim occupational asthma compensation to ease your financial pressures and compensate for your suffering. Money can also be used to cover the costs of any medical treatment needed.

Only accredited injury lawyers specialising in asthma are listed on this page.

It is strongly recommended that you should consult with two or three accredited injury lawyers before making a decision on who to instruct.

Specialist accreditation

APIL provides accreditation for lawyers who practice in personal injury law, and who specialise in particular fields, including occupational disease.

Specialist accreditation shows that an APIL accredited occupational disease lawyer has achieved a very high standard of expertise and competence and actually specialises in this area of the law.

Occupational disease lawyer

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