Respiratory disease is the umbrella term for any condition that affects the way you breathe, harming the nasal passages, throat and lungs.
Respiratory diseases can range from mild, reversible conditions to progressive fatal disorders, such as cancer and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Respiratory diseases are responsible for approximately 12,000 deaths each year, and are sometimes caused by exposures in the workplace. Your employer must make employees aware of any respiratory hazards in the workplace, and remove or reduce your risk of exposure.
If you are suffering from a respiratory disease which you believe may have been caused by conditions in the workplace, call us free on 0800 320 2121 for a friendly, informal and above all FREE conversation about how we might be able to help you with your claim.