Occupational Bronchitis Claims

If you have been diagnosed with Occupational Bronchitis within the last 3 years you could claim compensation . . .

  • Persistent hacking cough
  • Production of excess mucus
  • Tight feeling in the chest
  • Breathlessness and wheezing

Signs and symptoms of Occupational Bronchitis

The trachea (windpipe) divides into two airways called the bronchi which are the main airways in the lungs. The bronchi lead to smaller and smaller airways inside the lungs, known as bronchioles. The walls of the bronchi produce mucus in order to trap dust and other particles that could otherwise cause irritation. Bronchitis occurs when an infection causes the bronchi to become irritated and inflamed.

Bronchitis may be triggered by tobacco smoke and other household chemicals. Occupational bronchitis is caused by breathing in irritant substances that the employee is exposed to in the workplace. Such substances include ammonia, strong acids, chlorine, grains or textiles. Coal dust exposure through mining activities is an established cause of the disease.

Inflammation of the bronchi both narrows them and causes chronic bronchial secretions. The body attempts to shift this excess mucus by coughing, this cough may last for several weeks. Other signs and symptoms of bronchitis including sore throat, slight fever and chills, headaches, blocked nose and sinuses, and aches and pains.

If you have been diagnosed with Occupational Bronchitis or are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have a claim.

Making a claim for Occupational Bronchitis

At Industrial Disease Claims we understand the trauma and frustration conditions such as Occupational Bronchitis 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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