What is a Phurnacite Illness and Can I Claim for Compensation?

Phurnacite has been regarded as a dominant fuel source in many occupations. The smokeless emissions, as well as the long slumber life have caused phurnacite to be used in a great many occupations throughout the UK. Phurnacite is compressed Anthracite dust in a briquette form. Until recently, it was seen as harmless. Yet recent research has shown that the fumes and dust from phurnacite have caused lung cancer, emphysema, and COPD. If you have an official diagnosis of phurnacite illness then you can make a claim for compensation.

There is no set Phurnacite illness, but rather a collection of illnesses which can formulate from being exposed to phurnacite for a prolonged period of time. Like many dust and fume related illnesses, the main area in which people exposed to the fumes and dust of phurnacite are those related to the respiratory system.

Who Is at the Greatest Risk of Developing Phurnacite Related Illnesses?

Occupations that use or handle phurnacite materials often are at a higher risk of developing symptoms for a related illness caused by exposure. Those who have worked in the manufacturing process of phurnacite are also at a greater risk for developing respiratory illnesses which are directly related to the inhaling of coal dust, anthracite dust, and other harmful substances.

Occupations which use phurnacite as their primary source of heat can also have employees that fall ill as a result. As phurnacite is used by many companies in their boilers and heating machinery, those which are exposed to the smokeless fumes for prolonged periods of time (such as the person in charge of maintaining the boiler) may develop an illness as a result.

How Can I Determine If I Have a Respiratory Illness Caused by Phurnacite?

A doctor, medical staff professional, or a practitioner is the best way to determine if you have an illness caused by phurnacite. As companies are generally looking out for their best interests, it is advised that you seek a professional which is not directly related to the company in which you work for. Where a company doctor may diagnose you with a respiratory illness, he or she may fail to mention that the illness was caused by phurnacite (this in itself is malpractice, but it does happen).

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you are strongly advised to get tested for a phurnacite related illness.

  • Shortness of breath of trouble taking deep breaths
  • Inflammation of the throat or nasal passages
  • Chest pains
  • If you experience an unusual level of fatigue
  • Dizziness when you breathe
  • Any rashes or irritations in the lung and throat region

There are many indicators and factors in determining if you have an illness caused by phurnacite. If you are having ANY discomfort in your respiratory system, seek professional diagnostics to ensure your health and safety.

Should I File a Claim for Phurnacite Compensation?

Just because the industry did not note that phurnacite was harmful is no excuse for your illness. At minimum a company should have taken preventive steps to ensure that the dust and inhalation was kept at safe levels. If you find that you have not had the proper level of safety equipment provided (such as a breathing mask) in your occupation and have fallen ill as a result you may have grounds for a claim.

If you have been diagnosed for having a respiratory illness and were not informed that it was caused by exposure to phurnacite you may have a claim, especially if the doctor, medical staff professional, or practitioner gave clearance to resume work in the environment in which phurnacite was present.

Any worker which has worked in the manufacturing and distribution of phurnacite has grounds for a claim.

What Do I Need to Consider Before Making a Phurnacite Compensation Claim?

Where there are a great many ways in which you can contract a respiratory illness from your occupation, there are a few considerations to keep in mind when filing a claim for phurnacite compensation. Time is critical. Filing your claim as close as possible to your diagnosis of the respiratory illness is the key to your claim. Many claims have time stipulations and so filing within the allotted time is paramount to your case.

Your lifestyle will play a key role in your claim. Individuals with a respiratory illness which do not engage in activities which would heighten or contribute to the illness (such as smoking) are more likely to have successful cases. Ensure that your diagnosis states that phurnacite was a contributor to your current condition. If needed get a second or third professional opinion. As with all medical conditions you are advised to seek and follow the treatment plan of a professional medical staff, practitioner, or doctor.

Why Choose Tylers To Represent Your Phurnacite Compensation Claim?

We are here to help you. Please contact us if you have any inquiries regarding negligence, malpractice, or any issues related to your phurnacite compensation claim. We will work closely with you to ensure that the filing is done on time and that you get the compensation you deserve.

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