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Caplan’s Syndrome Claims

Caplan’s syndrome which is also known as coal worker’s pneumoconiosis is the inflammation and scarring of the lungs.  Caplan’s syndrome only affects people who already suffer from rheumatoid arthritis.  This disease is common among coal workers and those who are exposed to asbestos, silica and coal dust on a frequent basis.

The syndrome can cause further complications such as growth of small lung lumps, inflammation and asthma like diseases.  But, this disease is quite rare.

Common Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms of Caplan’s Syndrome include:

  • Pain in the joint
  • Swelling of the joint
  • Chest pain
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing

Although there is no cure for the disease, the symptoms can be treated by undergoing medical treatment.  X-rays and other physical examinations are carried out to diagnose the disease.  If you have been diagnosed with Caplan’s Syndrome and if you believe it has been caused due to your working conditions, you may be able to claim financial compensation.

Making A Claim

Being exposed to the dust for a long period of time can cause excessive scarring of the lungs which can make it extremely difficult for the lungs to transport oxygen to the rest of the body.  This condition can be very painful and cause a great deal of discomfort.  For this reason, it is essential to seek legal advice and put up a claim if you have developed Caplan’s Syndrome at work.

For free legal advice, you can speak to one of our solicitors by giving us a call on our free telephone number. You can also fill in our quick claim form and request a call back.

 

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