Chronic Bronchitis Compensation Claims
Chronic Bronchitis over time turns into a debilitating disease. The known factors are caused by smoking or conditions at work such as air pollution, industrial chemicals & dust such as coal dust that can be inhaled. Working in dusty or smoky conditions, such as coal merchants and factories, or being employed in an arena without protective clothing or head protection will undoubtedly have put you at risk. If you feel you developed chronic bronchitis as a result of this then you could be eligible to make an industrial disease claim.
Claiming compensation for Chronic Bronchitis could lead to you recuperating the loss of earnings, subsidised living arrangements, or medical care incurred because of someone else’s failure to adhere to basic health and safety protocol. If you secure a Compensation award, it means you can start to live comfortably knowing that you won’t be out of pocket for transport costs, medical expenses and medical treatment.
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What are the Causes of Chronic Bronchitis?
While cigarette smoking is probably the most common cause of chronic bronchitis, there are certainly other ways you can become affected. While smoking is now forbidden in working and hospitality environments this obviously wasn’t always the case. As a result people who don’t smoke or have never smoked were often affected by the effects of second hand smoke through no fault of their own.
Smoking while being one of the primary causes of chronic bronchitis, is by no means the only one. Some of the other causes of chronic bronchitis compensation can include:
- Inhaling or exposure to dust
- Certain Fumes such as hairspray or house paint, this is particularly relevant for people working in hair salons or as a [painter and decorator.
- Air Pollution, welding fumes or engine exhaust fumes
- Coal, smoke and fire
If you work in any of the industries listed above and you have been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis you could be entitled to compensation. To find out how we can help you get the chronic bronchitis compensation you deserve call our team today.
How do I Make a Claim for Chronic Bronchitis Compensation?
Once you have been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis, the first step to making a claim is to approach a lawyer, preferably one with experience in industrial disease law. The period of time it will take to process any claim depends largely on the complexity of the case. Simple cases usually take a fairly short time while more complex ones take longer times. In most cases, these complex cases involve a large number of defendants as opposed to simple cases where the defendants might just be one or two.
When you contact us, one of our personal injury solicitors will assess your case to determine whether it is viable or not. Once the claim is found to be viable, our team will then start gathering all the relevant pieces of documentation required to lend weight to your case. These documents include medical records, statements from witnesses and the reports about the conditions in your workplace. It is this documentation that will determine whether you have a chance of winning compensation or not. If we deem there is a good chance of success the evidence will be forwarded to responsible party and their insurers. If the guilty party does not agree to pay the claim, then the case proceeds to the courts. In most cases however the claims are usually settled out of court through a process of negotiation.
When Can I Make a Claim for Chronic Bronchitis Compensation?
The success of any claim can to a large extent depend on the time limit within which the claim is made. There are usually very strict time limits within which the compensation claim has to be made. The law states that a claimant has 3 years to institute court proceedings for a compensation claim. These three years are from the date the person became aware that they are suffering from the disease. This is usually the time they were diagnosed with the disease by a doctor or any other qualified health professional. The three-year time limit, however, does not apply to those persons unable to act as a result of mental illnesses or other causes as well as children.
It is, however, important to note that this time limit is not always strictly applied. There are some cases where a court will decide to proceed with the claim after the three-year limit has elapsed. To be granted this extension however, there needs to be a very good reason as to why your claim was not submitted on time. Therefore, if for some reason you have not made a claim within the three-year limit, you do not need to give up on the case. If you find yourself in this position It is in your best interests to approach a personal injury solicitor. They will be able to advise you on the best way to approach the situation and guide you through the process. However, to give yourself the best chance of pursuing a successful claim it is for chronic bronchitis compensation, we suggest that you seek legal advice as soon as you receive your diagnosis.
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How Much Chronic Bronchitis Compensation could I Receive?
The amount of money you can claim for compensation varies widely depending on your medical condition. If the condition is very severe, then the compensation you can claim is much higher as compared to when the effects are of a minor nature. Apart from the severity of your medical condition the possibility of your condition progressing to more serious levels also increases the amount of compensation you can claim.
Along with damages relating specifically to the condition you could also be compensated for other damages. These include, medical or other expenses incurred such as travel and quantifiable monetary claims such as loss of historic, current or future earnings. While it is almost impossible to put an accurate figure on any compensation award listed below are some of the compensation amounts you could received if your claim is proved:
Severe Breathing Difficulties:
If you contract chronic bronchitis that leads to severe beathing difficulties that could have a significant effect on both your social and working life, you may be entitled to compensation of:
Up to £51,460
Moderate Breathing Difficulties:
This is where you suffer from consistent coughing and wheezing which while uncomfortable has little or no serious effect on work or social activities. In these circumstances compensation awards can be:
Up to £29,380
Slight Breathlessness or Minor Breathing Difficulties:
If you are experiencing slight breathlessness that has no effect on your working life and you are likely to make a full recovery in a few years you may still be able to claim a compensation amount of:
Up to £19,510
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Tylers a no win, no fee personal injury Solicitors?
If you are in need of a trusted and reliable no win, no fee solicitors don’t hesitate and call our expert legal team today. Our no win, no fee legal services mean you will not be required to make any financial contribution up front. Any costs incurred will be deducted from the final compensation award. Once you have contacted us you can rest assured that our legal team will work tirelessly to get you the compensation that will allow you to get on with your life.
Why Should I Choose Tylers for my No Win, No Fee Personal Injury Claim?
Here at Tylers our team of professional no win, no fee solicitors have a record of success spanning many years when it comes to personal injury claims. Our legal expertise and attention to detail ensures you have the best possible chance of receiving the maximum amount of compensation available to you for any distress you have suffered. To get more information on our legal services or to have a confidential no obligation discussion get in touch without delay. Call our team on 0800 699 079 to get your claim for chronic bronchitis claim started, or complete the online contact form and we will get back to you ASAP.
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