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COPD Compensation Claims

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What is COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing issues.  Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are both COPD’s.

Symptoms

Symptoms include increased breathlessness especially when active, a persistent chesty cough with phlegm, frequent chest infections and persistent wheezing are all symptoms of COPD.

Causes

COPD happens when the lungs and airways are damaged and inflamed as a result of long-term exposure to harmful substances such as cigarette smoke, which is the main cause of COPD.

COPD can, however also be caused by exposure to certain types of dust and chemicals at work.  Substances linked to COPD are:

  • Silica dust
  • Grain and flour dust
  • Cadmium dust and fumes
  • Welding fumes
  • Isocyanates (often found in construction products such as polyurethane paints, coatings, foams, glues and flooring)
  • Coal dust
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Experts in Respiratory Claims

Poole Alcock Solicitors are experts in bringing claims for individuals throughout the UK. We are dedicated to getting you every penny of compensation that you deserve.

We work on a No Win No Fee Basis.

 

Our specialist team are available for a FREE initial consultation at a time to suit you. Call us today on  01270 625478 to arrange an appointment. Alternatively fill out our enquiry form and we will arrange to call you back.

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