Black Lung Disease Claims
Black lung disease is the name given to any kind of lung disease that develops when coal dust is inhaled. This disease is also known as anthracosis, coal miners’ pneumoconiosis and coal miners’ lung. It is basically a condition which affects coal miners and coal workers who breathe coal dust into their lungs over several years.
So, if you are suffering from black lung disease, you may be entitled to claim financial compensation. However, you will need to prove that you currently work or have worked in a coal mining industry where you were exposed to coal dust.
Black lung disease is caused when excessive amounts of coal dust are inhaled into the body. When the dust is breathed in, the body is unable to eliminate it and as a result it gets collected in the lungs. This leads to inflammation of the lungs and fibrosis.
The chances of developing this condition actually depend on how much dust you have been exposed to and for how long. It usually takes about 20-30 years for the victim to experience the symptoms of the disease. Common symptoms of black lung disease include severe cough, obstruction of the air passage and shortness of breath.
If you have worked in an environment where you had been exposed to coal dust and if you experience any of these symptoms, it is essential to seek medical attention.
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If your employer failed to protect your health at work and if you have developed black lung disease, we can help you make a compensation claim using a genuine no win no fee scheme.
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