Asthma is a condition of the lungs that occurs within the general population regardless of the work done by the sufferer. It can also be caused by exposure to irritants or allergens within the work place.
The employer’s statutory duties are set out in the Control of Substances, Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations. It is necessary to show that the worker has been exposed to a ‘substance hazardous to health’, which can include both specific substances as well as ‘dust of any kind, when present at a substantial concentration in the air or other substance which creates a hazard to any person’.
If you have been diagnosed as suffering from Asthma as a result of your work you may have a claim. Get in touch and one of their experienced team of qualified specialist lawyers will be able to advise you further.