Harris Fowler can help you
We have a specialist team of lawyers who have the expertise and knowledge to represent clients if they have been exposed to harmful substances whilst in the work environment. We understand the issues associated with these types of claim and can advise you on the best way of pursuing compensation to ease the burden if you are no longer able to work.
What are Respiratory Diseases?
Respiratory diseases cover a multitude of conditions and are also known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or [COPD]: this condition causes people to experience difficulty with breathing, particularly when active, and although the most common cause of COPD is long-term smoking it can also be caused by work-based environments where employees are constantly exposed to fumes, dust and air pollution and where proper protection is not provided.
Asthma – can be brought on by a variety of factors but these include workers who are exposed to things ranging from mouldy hay on a farm to the chemicals used in spray paint. If you have no history of asthma but develop this condition which you suspect is due to your working environment then you should seek professional legal advice.
Silicosis – is an irreversible lung disease that can take years to develop and is caused by fine particles of respirable crystalline silica (RCS). This causes damage and inflammation in the lungs which can lead to the formation of scar tissue (fibrosis). Construction workers have an increased risk of this condition because of exposure to high levels of silica dust from cutting granite, sandstone, slate or even products such as brick or concrete.
How we can help
If you or a family member have been involved in working with any of these substances and you would like free and professional advice, please call our FREEPHONE number 0800 213214.