The client worked for Quebecor World Plc as a printer and fork lift truck driver.  He developed Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome as a result of having to clean out a compactor that had not been cleaned out for 18 months but should have been cleaned out daily.  He had to use a stick to release the dust which he collected in sacks.  He developed Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome as a result of exposure to substantial amounts of dust because he was only provided with minimal protection.


Unfortunately, the Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome caused our client to develop long term depression and severe psychiatric problems that affected him on a daily basis.  Not only did he have problems breathing because of the Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome but the psychiatric issues affected his personality and he could not live his normal life.


Quebecor World Plc’s insurers disputed the case and denied that the incident at work had caused the Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome or the client’s psychiatric problems.   The case had to go to trial.  The Judge found in favour of the client and agreed that the work in the compactor had caused his Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome and psychiatric problems.  Substantial losses had resulted from the Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome and he was awarded £279,000.00.

Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome compensation claim advice

If you or someone you know has developed Chromic Hyperventilation Syndrome or other Industrial Disease, telephone us now for accurate compensation claim advice.

There are strict time limits in place to make any industrial disease claim. For further information, contact us on 01244 340560.Woods Law are experts in all industrial disease matters. We will be able to advise you whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation. Our specialist asbestos solicitors and lawyers will be happy to talk you through the process of making a claim in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. Telephone us now on 01244 340560.

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About Steve Woods
Steve Woods qualified in 1985. I have dealt with personal injury claims throughout my career and have over 25 years experience in industrial disease claims. I deal with all types of industrial disease work including asbestos-related conditions, especially mesothelioma, other lung related diseases, vibration white finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, noise induced hearing loss and work related cancers such as bladder cancer. I set up Woods Solicitors in Chester in 2003.

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