Kiteleys Solicitors

Kiteleys Solicitors. 7 St. Stephen's Court, 15-17 St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 6LA. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.

Occupational Asthma

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What is Occupational Asthma?

Occupational Asthma is caused by the working environment and falls into 2 types: irritant asthma and allergic asthma.

1. Irritant Asthma

This type of asthma is caused by the person being exposed to irritants such as volatile acids or fumes. A severe form of irritant-induced asthma is called reactive airways disease syndrome or RADS. RADS is caused by a one time exposure to a high level of irritant.

2. Allergic Asthma

In this type of case the inhaled material sensitises the persons airways so that later exposure to the same substance brings on asthma. Common causes in cases are isocyanates, welding fumes and latex amongst others.

How do I claim compensation?

If you have been diagnosed with asthma and you were exposed or are being exposed to fumes through work we may be able to help you pursue a claim.

You would need to have seen your GP for asthma and to have been diagnosed.

Your case would be taken on a no win, no fee basis.

How much is my claim worth?

In order to assess the value of your claim we would need to commission a medical report. The value would be based upon the outcome of that assessment.

Assistance

If you have been diagnosed with asthma through exposure at work you may be entitled to claim benefit.

This type of injury is covered in The Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (diseases). Your injury will be assessed independently and you could be awarded benefit accordingly.

Further details are available: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/FinancialSupport/OtherBenefitsAndSupport/DG_10016183

  • Richard Mildren

    Richard Mildren
    Director

  • Amanda Loe

    Amanda Loe
    Associate Solicitor

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At Kiteleys we are always happy to help. We believe that the law should be easily accessible, so if you have any questions for our Industrial Diseases solicitors, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Call us on 01425 278866 or enquire online.

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Kiteleys Solicitors. 40 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset. BH13 7LP. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.