Occupational Emphysema Claims

Have you or a family member been diagnosed with Emphysema within the last 3 years . . .

  • Chest tightness
  • Breathlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Persistent cough

Has your doctor or consultant stated that the Emphysema is due to exposure to dust or fumes in the work place?

Then you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Signs and symptoms of Occupational Emphysema

80-90% of emphysema cases are due to tobacco smoking, but emphysema can also be caused by prolonged exposure to dust, the inhaled dust settles in the lungs and damages them. The alveoli of the lungs are dilated which may lead to the walls of the lungs becoming small and shriveled, causing severe obstruction of the airways. This condition can be caused by exposure to coal dust by working in coal mines and/or other industries such as foundries and potteries. The initial symptoms of emphysema are persistent cough, breathlessness and fatigue. This may progress to a stage where the sufferer is housebound and dependent upon oxygen apparatus.

Emphysema results in inefficient and difficult breathing. In addition, because of the reduced capacity to exchange gases with each breath, it is necessary to breathe more frequently. Because of the discomfort and incapacity that can result from this, it also affects the quality of life of the patient.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have a claim.

Making a claim for Occupational Emphysema

At Industrial Disease Claims we understand the trauma and frustration conditions such as Occupational Emphysema can cause not only physically and psychologically but also financially. It is our aim to minimise any further stress and worry by ensuring you receive the compensation that is rightly yours as swiftly and efficently as possible.

Our expert panel of solicitors have a success rate of almost 100% of claims handled nationwide recovering millions of pounds in compensation.

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