Asthma is a long-term respiratory disease which affects about five million people in the UK. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.
Often asthma runs in families, but some people can develop asthma by repeatedly breathing in certain substances, especially while they’re at work. Exposure to chemicals, toxic vapours and certain types of dust may heighten asthma symptoms or lead to a non-asthma sufferer contracting the disease.
Your employer must remove or reduce the risk of exposure to hazardous substances as much as possible. If you have developed asthma, or your asthma symptoms have worsened, and believe that this could be a direct result of your working conditions, you may be entitled to compensation.
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