Occupational Asthma

Occupational asthma is any type of asthma that is caused by conditions in the workplace. If you believe that your symptoms are linked to your past or present working conditions, you may be entitled to maximum personal injury compensation. Contact us today for your FREE no obligation consultation.

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Occupational asthma claim time limit

We advise speaking to us as soon as you believe that you may be entitled to personal injury compensation. Any cause for delay in beginning your occupational asthma compensation claim may be taken into account regarding your personal injury claim time limit. Even if you have since retired or changed career, we may be able to help. For further information, please see What is the personal injury claim time limit? or contact us today for instant answers and peace of mind.

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Occupational asthma symptoms

You could be suffering from occupational asthma if your symptoms become more noticeable in the workplace. Signs that you could be suffering from occupational asthma include:

Occupational asthma symptoms

  • Coughing
  • Chest pain/tightness
  • Shortness of breath when resting
  • Sneezing – itchy nose, runny nose
  • Wheezing when breathing normally
  • Conjunctivitis (itchy & inflamed eyes)
  • Breathing difficulties, especially when settling down to sleep.

Causes of occupational asthma

Inhaling a respiratory irritant could result in an inflammatory allergic response. This allergic response usually becomes more noticeable over time and with continued exposure to the irritant. Occupational asthma may also present immediate symptoms where the body’s reaction to the irritant is more severe. This typically occurs in the presence of chemicals such as chlorine.

Substances that may trigger occupational asthma

  • Hay
  • Resins
  • Varnish
  • Pesticide
  • Plant dye
  • Printer ink
  • Detergents
  • Antibiotics
  • Wood dusts
  • Cement mix
  • Animal feed
  • Soybean dust
  • Welding fume
  • Hydraulic fluid
  • Coffee bean dust
  • Grain and cereals
  • Insect-derived dyes
  • Pharmaceutical products

Occupational asthma – expert advice and guidance

If you believe that your asthma symptoms are linked to your past or present working conditions, speak to our dedicated team of industrial disease solicitors today.

Depending on the circumstances of your occupational asthma claim, we may be able to help you to access expert medical care and tailored rehabilitation support. For further information on the types of rehabilitation that may be available please see my rehabilitation

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