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 Treatment

respiratory dieaseIf you think that you are suffering from pneumoconiosis – perhaps you have experienced a sudden onset of several associated respiratory disease symptoms – you should make an appointment with your doctor without delay. He or she will be able to prescribe treatment for you, and to refer you to a specialist if necessary.

Unfortunately, if your pneumoconiosis has developed sufficiently to cause permanent scarring of your lungs, this can never be cured, but the symptoms can be treated.

You will undoubtedly be advised to avoid any further exposure to the dust that has caused your condition in the first place. If you smoke, you should make every effort to stop as this will make your condition worse.  

You may also be prescribed medicines to help with your breathing. In severe cases, you may need to undergo oxygen therapy to help stop levels of oxygen in your bloodstream dropping below 90%.

If you suffer from pneumoconiosis, then colds, flu, and other respiratory infections will have more of an impact on you than other people. You are therefore likely to require annual flu vaccinations and are very likely to be prescribed antibiotics whenever you contract such an infection.

Getting compensation for pneumoconiosis

Pneumoconiosis can have life-changing effects on its sufferers. Managing the disease could potentially require drastic alterations to your everyday functioning. The amount of physical and mental distress this causes can be overwhelming – but you needn't suffer in silence. You could be entitled to compensation if you believe you have contracted it through no fault of your own.

Disregard for health and safety regulations by employers can lead to workers being put in unnecessarily dangerous situations. If you feel that the carelessness of others has cost you your well-being or that you were inexcusably misinformed about the life-threatening risks involved with your line of work, contact us today on 0800 0891331 to see if we can help you make a claim for pneumoconiosis compensation.

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