Asbestos Claims & Asbestosis Compensation Claims
Those who are suffering from asbestos related diseases may be entitled to make asbestos claims and Asbestos Advice Helpline welcome you to get in touch with us today to discuss your individual circumstances. Statistics show that out of all men in the UK over 40, 1% of them have been affected by asbestos and asbestos related diseases. Those who are suffering from diseases such as Asbestosis, Mesothelioma and other related diseases are eligible make asbestos claims for asbestos compensation.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which is still mined in some parts of the world. It is made up of incredibly small fibres which can be very damaging to the human body when inhaled. 2 million asbestos fibres can fit on the head of a pin and they can cause fatal diseases such as Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, Lung Cancer and Pleural Thickening. If you or a family member is a victim of such a disease, you may be entitled to make an asbestos claims and be eligible for asbestos compensation.
|Mesothelioma:This is an aggressive and fatal form of cancer which there is currently no cure for. It can be caused by breathing in as little as one fibre of asbestos. [Read More]|
|Asbestosis: Usually caused by exposure to large amounts of asbestos, Asbestosis causes heavy coughing and wheezing as the lungs ability to supply oxygen is impaired. [Read More]|
|Lung Cancer: Asbestos exposure can cause cancerous tumours to develop in the lungs. This can also be compounded by heavy smoking, resulting in coughing, phlegm and loss of appetite. [Read More]|
|Pleural Thickening: Dust trapped in the lining of the lungs (the pleura) can cause it to thicken, creating a tightening of the chest and difficulty breathing. [Read More]|
|Pleural Plaques: When asbestos fibres get into the lining of the lungs, it can cause scarring. This condition is not life threatening, but is often a pre-cursor to more serious conditions. [Read More]|
A decision in the House of Lords recently means that people cannot claim asbestos compensation for pleural plaques unless they are causing other symptoms.
Asbestos was widely used before its ban due to its useful qualities. It is resistant to flames, a good insulator and resistant to acid. Unfortunately as it was widely used, it put a lot of workers at risk across a variety of industries. If you worked in one of the following industries, you may have been at risk to asbestos exposure and may be entitled to asbestos compensation:
- Power station workers
- Ship yard workers
- Thermal insulation engineers
- Asbestos manufacturing workers
- Building workers
- Demolition Workers
- Gas fitters
- Heating and Ventilation Engineers
- Painters and decorators
- People who have lived and played near asbestos factories when they were children
- People who have washed workers overalls
- People working in places where other workers are handling asbestos
Due to the widespread use, people may have come into contact with asbestos without knowing about it. People who lived in areas where asbestos was manufactured or used, or people who washed clothes contaminated with asbestos are all at risk and may be in a position to make an asbestos claim.
Entitlement To Asbestos Compensation
If you suffer from an asbestos related disease, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer or pleural thickening, then you should get in contact with Asbestos Advice Helpline NOW. You may be entitled to asbestos compensation and we can help you make an asbestos claim in a quick and easy manner. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve from the development of asbestos related conditions.
Even though asbestos related diseases take a long time to develop, the time to claim does not run out. Asbestos related diseases take a long time to develop and often occur decades after the initial exposure. Many of our claimants are over 50 or retired yet have still been awarded asbestos compensation due to the exposure in their working life. In many cases the company or insurer may no longer exist, but you can still be eligible to make a claim to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Every case is treated with the utmost importance and is dealt with promptly and efficiently. Many of our previous clients, especially in the case of Mesothelioma sufferers have received their compensation within 6 months of the initial claim. The first step we take is to determine liability, which means our asbestos solicitors investigate to determine when the asbestos exposure occurred in your working life and to find the insurer and employer who are responsible.
‘No Win No Fee’ Asbestos Claims
When liability is determined, we will arrange for your asbestos compensation claim to be made on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. This means that the legal costs are taken from the employer or company involved; this gives you compensation that you deserve. Our advice is, impartial and confidential, which can give you the confidence to claim against the negligence of former employers.