Making a black lung compensation claim.
Black lung is an occupational disease contracted through prolonged exposure to coal dust. It is a preventable disease, however workers are still contracting it today.
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It is a disease common amongst miners and above surface colliery coal workers, however it is not limited to just the mining industry.
Those who work grinding carbon or graphite or with carbon electrodes can also contract the disease and may be entitled to make an industrial disease claim against their employer.
To find out if you are entitled claim speak to one of our industrial disease by calling us free on 0800 633 5730 to discuss your case in more detail.
Working out if you are entitled to compensation.
Imperium Law can review your case for free to advise you if you are entitled to claim against your employer.
Our specialist diseases team can help you claim if you contracted your illness breathing in coal dust at work.
Black lung covers a range of conditions such as anthracosis, black spittle, coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, miner’s asthma and silicosis. The severity of the disease depends on how much coal dust has been breathed in, and symptoms to watch out for include obstruction of the airways, a severe cough and shortness of breath.
If you have been diagnosed with the disease, and it can be proved it was as the result of your being exposed to coal dust at work, you can make a personal injury claim against your employer.
You can claim compensation for black lung if your employer or former employer was responsible for your exposure to coal dust.
How much could you claim be worth?
Any compensation payout will depend on the severity of the disease.