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  • Chronic bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis

Bronchitis is an infection which causes the lungs to become irritated and inflamed. Usually the infection will get better on its own however there are some cases where the infection can become worse. If the infection continues for more than three months it becomes “chronic bronchitis”, to which there is no cure, though medicine can be administered to relieve the symptoms, which include coughing, sore throat, wheezing or blocked nose.

There are certain causes of this disease, which could be avoidable. Poor working environments can increase the risk of chronic bronchitis as certain substances amplify the condition, such as:

  • Grain dust
  • Textiles (fabric fibres),
  • Ammonia, strong acids or chlorine
  • Tobacco smoke.

Our specialist team have extensive knowledge with some formerly working as doctors, nurses or midwives, putting us in an excellent position to understand your claim from both the medical and the legal standpoints. Our entire team is knowledgeable of the investigation process and techniques used to gather evidence in a personal injury claim.