COPD Compensation Claims Information
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a term used to describe a series of lung conditions that cause difficulty when breathing. It is a fairly common condition and many people may not realise they have it. Working in certain industries or certain environments can contribute to COPD injuries and conditions. A COPD injury can cause a wide range of issues, including shortness of breath and vulnerability to other lung diseases. If you’re looking to make a COPD compensation claim against your employer, former employer or any other person responsible for your injuries, call Tylers Solicitors today.
Who Can Make a COPD Claim?
If you have been diagnosed with COPD or have a respiratory condition that relates to your workplace, then you may be able to claim compensation. For the best chance of a successful claim, you will need to show your employer neglected their duty of care. Thankfully, our team specializes in gathering and collating the necessary evidence to win COPD claims.
COPD is usually caused by breathing in harmful dust or fumes, leading to serious lung damage. These injuries are caused either by working within a business that regularly emits harmful dust or fumes or if you live close to such a place. If you’ve suffered any COPD injury that wasn’t your fault, don’t hesitate, start your COPD Claim today.
What are the Symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases?
COPD can make breathing increasingly difficult. But you may not be aware you have it at first since it develops slowly over many years. People with COPD often do not have any symptoms until their late 40s or early 50s. The symptoms of COPD are varied and can result in minor or serious conditions. The most common symptoms of COPD are:
- breathlessness – at first this may only occur while exercising, and you may occasionally experience waking up at night feeling breathless.
- A persistent chesty cough accompanied by phlegm that fails to go away
- recurring chest infections
- persistent or prolonged wheezing
Symptoms will usually get progressively worse over time and make daily activities increasingly difficult. There may be times when your symptoms suddenly get more severe – known as an exacerbation or flare-up. It’s not uncommon to experience a few flareups a year, especially during the winter. There is a subset of less common symptoms that include:
- losing weight
- increased levels of tiredness
- swelling of the ankles caused by a build-up of fluid
- chest pain and a bloody cough – although these usually signify another issue, like a chest infection or lung cancer.
(These additional symptoms typically develop only after COPD has reached an advanced stage.)
If you suffer from any of these symptoms it’s advised to seek medical advice as soon as possible, not only to get the best possible treatment but to also obtain the correct diagnosis. If you’re looking to claim for any kind of COPD injury that wasn’t your fault, we are here for you. Our team of expert solicitors have helped many people and we can help you too. Simply start your COPD Claim today with the help of Tylers Solicitors.
Which Industries are Most Vulnerable to COPD Injuries?
Most manufacturing industries can lead to serious COPD injuries. You may be more likely to develop COPD or other respiratory-related illnesses if you work in or live near any of these businesses or industries:
- Brick making
- Flour and grain workers in the food industry
- Foundry workers
There is a wide variety of other substance that is known to have the potential to cause COPD and other respiratory-related issues. Research suggests the following substances could cause COPD:
- Cadmium dust (PDF)
- Cadmium fumes
- Grain and flour dust
- Mineral dust
- Organic dust’s
- Silica dust
- Welding fumes
If you have worked in any of these industries or been exposed to any of these substances and diagnosed with COPD, you may be entitled to make a COPD claim. Whatever kind of COPD injury you’ve sustained due to your working or local environment, we are here for you. If you would like Tylers to access your case on a No-Win-No-Fee basis, simply start your COPD Claim today, our team are waiting to help you obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries and suffering.
Why Choose Tylers Solicitors to Represent my COPD Compensation Claim?
Tylers Solicitors is one of the UK’s leading providers of COPD compensation claims. If you’ve suffered any kind COPD injury, or any other lung injury, don’t hesitate to call our experienced team today. Our team of no-win, no-fee solicitors can work with you to get the compensation you’re entitled to. Whether you’ve suffered a minor or serious COPD illness that wasn’t your fault, we are here for you.
Need more information? Don’t worry, Lee Kirton or one of our other professional claims solicitors will advise you along the way
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COPD Compensation Claim Amounts
As with any kind of personal injury or industrial illness, the amount of compensation your COPD diagnosis could be worth depends on the severity of your injuries. The more serious your illness, the more you could be entitled to claim. If you’ve been left with any long-term injuries, or your COPD illness is seriously starting to impact your daily life, we are here for you.
Curious about how much compensation your COPD injury could be worth? Don’t hesitate to call our experienced team today. You can also use our simple COPD compensation calculator below!
Minor COPD Compensation Amounts
Most minor COPD injuries involve minor breathlessness, often when exercising. Despite their relatively minor impact on your life, you might still be able to make a claim for compensation. If you’ve been left with any minor COPD injuries, don’t hesitate to call our experienced team today.
Up to £15,860
Moderate to Serious COPD Compensation Amounts
Moderate to serious COPD illnesses can have a noticeable impact on your day-to-day life. You might be left out of breath after even minor exercising, including walking the dog, going shopping or even playing with your children. If you’ve suffered moderate to serious COPD injuries, don’t hesitate to call Tylers Solicitors directly.
£24,950 to £48,080
Severe COPD Compensation Amounts
Some of the most severe COPD injuries can cause a serious impact on your overall health. It can prevent your from exercising, working or even taking care of yourself. If you’re looking to make a claim for compensation following any severe COPD diagnoses, don’t hesitate to call Tylers Solicitors today!
£43,670 to £61,410
Long-Term Lung Disease Compensation Amounts
Long-term lung disease and other injuries with similarities to COPD can cause a serious impact on your life. If you’re suffered any kind lung disease injury that wasn’t your fault, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today.
Up to £119,210
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Tylers Solicitors Offer No-Win, No-Fee Legal Services for COPD Compensation Claims?
Yes! If you’ve suffered any kind of COPD injury that wasn’t your fault, either due to working in an unsafe industry without the correct PPE or by living close to a health hazard, we are here for you. Thanks to our no-win, no-fee legal services, you’ll be able to start your claim for compensation as quickly as possible. If you’ve suffered any kind of COPD injury that wasn’t your fault, we are here for you. Thanks to our no-win, no-fee legal services, you’ll never be left out of pocket.
How Long Do I Have to Start My No-Win, No-Fee COPD Compensation Claim?
As with any kind of personal injury or industrial illness that wasn’t your fault, you have up to three years to begin your claim for compensation. If you’re looking to claim against your employer, former employer or a nearby business which has caused you to suffer COPD, don’t hesitate to call our local team today. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the compensation you need to move on with your life. If you aren’t sure whether you’re entitled to make a COPD claim or not, don’t hesitate to call our experienced team today.
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