Occupational Asthma

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Occupational Asthma

If you have worked in an excessively dusty environment or an environment where chemicals and other harmful substances are regularly used, you may be able to claim compensation if you have not been provided with adequate training or respiratory protective equipment.

Symptoms of occupational asthma may have developed or a pre-existing condition may have been made worse, symptoms include:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Tightness in the chest area
  • Increased use of blue or brown inhaler
Workers in the following industries often suffer with the symptoms of work related asthma:
  • Painting and decorating
  • Vehicle spray painting
  • Chemical processing
  • Bakery
  • Food processing
  • Construction
  • Floristry

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