Legal Help for Occupational Asthma Claims
A lot of people think of a lung condition such as asthma is something you are born with due to a hereditary disposition, or something you develop at a young age. It therefore comes as a shock when they develop occupational asthma at their workplace, something that many do not anticipate. Occupational asthma is a lung condition that causes wheezing and difficulty breathing due to the closure of airways on account of an offending or foreign agent that causes an allergic reaction.
Do you have questions on the average payout for an occupational asthma claim, or would you like to get started on filing an occupational asthma lawsuit? Contact us TODAY at 1 (773) 825-3547 for more information on how we can help. We’ve garnered over 70 years of experience helping injured workers and neighboring states, and we’d love to put our experience to work for you. Simply call us NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 for your free and no-commitment consultation into asthma workers’ compensation lawsuits.
Here are some of the most common industries where occupational asthma is common:
- The food industry
- The building and construction industry
- The gas and oil industry
- The plastics industry
- The paint manufacturing industry
- The woodworking industry
- The animal processing industry
According to workers’ compensation law, you are entitled to compensation if work conditions informed your occupational asthma. This also applies for those who may have a pre-existing lung condition which was made worse by work circumstances. Asthma may be latent, and may surface under a collection of circumstances such as in individuals exposed to, for example, toxic fumes or a particle-filled atmosphere at a workplace.
Here are some tips that may help you manage or prevent occupational asthma:
- Report any respiratory issues at work immediately
- Limit exposure to known irritants as well as allergens
- See a doctor the moment you notice breathing issues
Negligence May Play a Role in Occupational Asthma
Negligence which may have put you at risk for developing asthma may be grounds for filing an asthma lawsuit. This is because OSHA, a government work safety body, has clear guidelines on how to ensure worker safety and health at all times, the contravention of which can preclude a workers’ compensation lawsuit. If you believe that you were negligently exposed to allergic agents for a prolonged period of time thereby causing your asthma, you may be entitled to benefits which will go a long way in helping you pay for your medical bills, lost wages, cost of medication, anticipated future costs, lawyer’s fees and so much more.
Occupational Asthma Lawyers – Call Us Today!
Were you unknowingly and negligently exposed to asthma-causing agents at your workplace? Contact our asthma lawyers NOW at 1 (773) 825-3547 and we’ll help you get started on your claim. We look forward to hearing from you.