What is the Compensation For?
Occupational asthma symptoms vary enormously in severity and effect on a person’s social and working life. Someone can recover from a mild asthma symptoms within a matter of months once they are removed from the offending environment or exposure. On the other hand, very severe occupational asthma may never fully resolve.
Whatever severity of occupational asthma you have suffered, you deserve to be properly compensated. Your General Damages are there as redress for the impact your occupational asthma has had. Of course, this can never give you your health back, but it can offer some form of justice for you.
Special Damages are there to put you back in the financial position you would have been in, were it not for the condition. Where occupational asthma is concerned, the financial losses can be very significant when a person’s ability to work is affected. You may not be able to return to work at all, or you may only be able to manage a reduced workload or have to change career. The loss of income can result in hardship for you and your family.
Additionally, in the most severe cases you may need care and assistance at home, and a range of medical treatments for life. Your home may therefore have to be adapted to account for your illness.
Your compensation is intended to cover all of these expenses, ensuring you aren’t left out-of-pocket because of your illness.