At Thompson’s we would like to reassure all our clients that as far as possible we are operating as normal. The health and safety of our staff and clients is our primary concern during this outbreak and as such we are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and will be adapting our working practices following government guidelines. However, we have had to make some minor changes to how we are doing things.

Following Government guidelines, we have temporarily closed all of our offices and our staff are now all working from home using secure technologies to ensure they are able to continue to progress with existing and new cases as normal. All face to face meetings have been cancelled, however we are continuing to hold these meetings via phone and video calls. All the team are contactable on their direct dial numbers and email should you need to speak with your solicitor, please do not hesitate to talk to us about anything during this time.

We know these are uncertain and unsettling times for many of our clients, and the wider population, and things might look a little different for the foreseeable future. But our focus remains on our dedication, knowledge and strength that we provide to all our clients. We will continue to provide updates over the coming days and weeks in accordance with official guidelines and to keep everyone informed of the situation.

As always, for any concerns, advice and updates on your case; Talk to Thompsons.

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Pneumoconiosis is the name given to a set of incurable lung diseases that are brought on by the inhalation of dust particles of different types.

For example, if coal dust is inhaled over a long period of time it can result in a condition known as coal worker’s pneumoconiosis. Lung disease caused by silica dust, on the other hand, is known as silicosis.

The conditions are similar in that they all result in inflammation and scarring to the lungs, as the body tries to deal with and get rid of the inhaled dust. Chest pain, persistent coughs and shortness of breath are common symptoms, and these can lead to further complications.

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Because dusts can be so hazardous to the health of their workers, employers are required by law to ensure that their employees are exposed to them as little as possible.

The most important set of rules in this area is the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH). You can find out more about COSHH in the work accident section of this website.

As a general rule, however, if you were negligently exposed to a substance that caused you to develop pneumoconiosis, you could be entitled to compensation.

Pneumoconiosis Compensation Claims

Thompsons Solicitors is the leading personal injury legal firm in the country. We have a specialist Lung Disease team, dedicated to fighting for the rights of people who have been negligently exposed to materials such as coal dust or asbestos.

Thinking about a compensation claim? Talk to an expert on 0800 0891331. 

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