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Respiratory and Lung Disease Claims
Dependent on the level of exposure, symptoms of workplace respiratory and lung diseases can be manageable or, in some cases, can be fatal. It’s estimated that work-related respiratory diseases are responsible for approximately 12,000 deaths in the UK every year.
There is a range of ways that employees can contract or aggravate work-related respiratory and lung diseases. Working in an unsafe workplace, one in which requisite safety measures have not been taken, puts employees at risk of developing respiratory or lung problems.
Versus Law is well-versed in helping to settle claims brought about from employees developing respiratory of lung disease problems. Our compassionate and discerning respiratory disease solicitors in Manchester will help you to get the compensation you deserve.
What are the Symptoms of Respiratory Disease?
Inhaling irritants, such as dust and fumes can cause respiratory conditions to flare. Not only that, working in an environment rich in respiratory irritants can worse existing respiratory conditions to the point that medical treatment or hospitalisation is required.
Exposure to asbestos dust can cause asbestosis, lung cancer, or other asbestos-related health conditions to develop or existing conditions to deteriorate. Unhealthy exposure to silica can cause silicosis.
Inhaling textile or coal dust, welding fumes or plastics manufacturing fumes or vapours from chemicals and gaseous substances, such as formaldehyde, chlorine or ammonia are particularly dangerous if exposed to for a prolonged period.
Common symptoms of respiratory disease include the following:
- Tight chest
- Persistent chesty cough
- Frequent chest infections
If you have persistently suffered with one or more of these symptoms, it’s paramount that you seek medical attention. Should you then be given a respiratory or lung disease diagnosis, you may be able to make a claim. If so, Versus Law solicitors in Manchester will be able to help you.
The Responsibility of Your Employer
Your employer has a legal obligation to make sure that you are provided with a safe environment in which to work. This includes making sure that any existing pulmonary conditions are not aggravated, can surface and that, in general, your working environment does not pose a threat to your health.
Employers are responsible for assessing risk in the workplace and taking appropriate actions to eradicate or minimise that risk. This includes providing suitable enclosures or ventilation, protective equipment and creating alternative processes should existing ones poses a health concern.
If an employer fails to perform their responsibilities and this results in negatively effecting your health, you may be entitled to receive compensation after engaging the services of a reputable solicitors in Manchester, like Versus Law.
How Do I Make a Respiratory Disease Claim?
The first step to making respiratory disease claims in Manchester is to contact Versus Law solicitors. We will then offer you a FREE consultation to discuss your case. Once we understand your circumstances, we will talk you through your options and provide you with expert on how to make a respiratory disease claim.
At this stage, all you need to do is to provide us with all the details of the circumstances surrounding your respiratory illness, the effect that the illness has had on your life, including any absences from work and loss of earnings. If you have any medical records of ongoing treatment, that would be helpful also.
Once we’ve gathered all the information, our tactful respiratory disease solicitors in Manchester will contact your employer to see if they are prepared to take responsibility. If they do, we will try to get interim compensation payments. Any agreed amount will be paid to you prior to the settlement of your claim and can help financially towards any loss of income, medical treatment or travel expenses.
As part of our thorough service, we may instruct a medical professional to examine you to understand the extent of your injury. We may also gather information from medical professionals to help us to gain a greater understanding of your respiratory illness.
Should you have been exposed to conditions that have caused or aggravated your respiratory illness from more than one employer, we can pursue claims against multiple responsible parties. We also have the resources to pursue your claim even if your employer (s) are no longer trading.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim For Respiratory Disease?
The amount of compensation that you may receive is entirely dependent on individual circumstances. Our Manchester based respiratory disease solicitors will need to gather information to make a judgement. We will examine the following:
- The severity of your pulmonary illness
- If your working environment is harmful to your lungs and the actions your employer did or did not take
- Any medical expenses you’ve had to pay
- Your ongoing care and support, both immediately and in the future
We will make sure that the compensation you receive will help you to cover the costs of any ongoing medical treatment and the support you need to manage your hearing condition.
No Win No Fee Respiratory Disease Claims
Versus Law offers a no win no fee respiratory and lung disease service. This means that you won’t have to pay anything upfront or if your claim is unsuccessful.
In a successful claim, the person or person’s responsible will be responsible for paying your legal fees, with any outstanding balance deducted from your compensation.
Throughout your claim, our helpful solicitors in Manchester will keep you informed of your claim’s progress. We will also provide you sound legal advice and communicate professionally with your employer.
Is There a Time Limit on Making a Respiratory Disease Claim?
According to standard practices, the time limit to making a claim for a respiratory disease is within three years of realising a pulmonary illness may inked to your workplace environment. If you work outside the UK, any time limit may be less than three years.
Why Choose Us?
We are an award-winning legal practice with intimate knowledge and notable experience settling respiratory disease claims. Our transparent approach is mirrored by our commitment to helping you achieve favourable compensation for any injury and psychological distress caused.
We successfully settle thousands of respiratory diseases claims every year. We have intimate and expert knowledge of how to resolve respiratory disease claims quickly and favourably.
To receive your free consultation with one of respiratory disease solicitors in Manchester, contact us today on 0845 555 0606 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer, you can complete our contact form here.
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