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Emphysema Compensation Claims
Industrial emphysema is normally caused by an extremely dusty work environment. It is an employers responsibility to provide adequate training and appropriate safety gear to those who work in a dusty workplace.
If you believe your condition was caused by an employers failure to provide safety precautions, you could be eligible to make an emphysema claim. Call 0800 0747 644 for a free, no obligation assessment. Alternatively, fill in the contact form at the top right of this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
What is emphysema?
The condition is caused by the inhalation of substances, such as dust, that cause the air sacs in the lungs to become damaged and enlarged. Factory, warehouse and construction workers are more susceptible to the condition because of the nature of their work environment. The most common symptoms include:
- Tightness in the chest
- Persistent cough
Am I Eligible to Claim Compensation?
If you can demonstrate that your employers negligence was responsible for your emphysema, there is a strong possibility that you have a valid case. Negligence can take the form of:
- A lack of adequate safety precautions
- Neglecting to provide essential training
- Ignoring complaints about excessively dusty and dangerous working environments
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Grieves Solicitors specialises in helping the victims of occupational illnesses and accidents to claim the compensation they deserve. Our team will be happy to provide you with a full and frank assessment of the potential of your case.
We understand that it can be difficult to make a claim against an employer. However, we believe that if an employer has betrayed their duty of care and an employee has suffered health problems as a result, that employee is entitled to financial compensation. A financial payout could help you pay medical and rehabilitation costs, whilst also ensuring you maintain a good quality of life in spite of your illness.