Posted on 20th November 2019 at 15:56
Well over 100 years ago a British Factory Inspector first warned of the ‘evil effects of asbestos dust’.
The unique heat resistant property of asbestos made it a wonder compound when first discovered. As a result it became a ubiquitous product in construction across numerous manufacturing industries. However, Britain’s love affair with asbestos has left a tragic legacy felt by thousands of families with thousands more still to be struck by its deadly effects.
Contact with asbestos can cause the following types of illness.
This is the most lethal condition caused by asbestos exposure. It is a form of cancer which develops in the lining of the lungs or sometimes the lining of the abdomen.
(ii) Pleural Thickening
This is a condition of the lung and is diagnosed by the fact that the persons breathing is affected. The level of disability can be progressive.
This is a condition in itself. It is a term which is often wrongly used in a generic sense for someone suffering with an asbestos related complaint. Asbestosis is a form of pulmonary fibrosis caused by asbestos exposure.
(iv) Asbestosis-related lung cancer
When someone is diagnosed with lung cancer it is necessary to find out whether that person has had any previous exposure to asbestos. In the event that they have, then the two can be linked to help prove a claim.
In the event that you have been diagnosed with any of the above conditions then it is important that you seek legal advice as early as possible. Even if an employer you suspect caused the illness no longer exists, it is likely that you could still make a successful claim. Time limits apply to these claims it is important to get advice as early as possible. Even if an employer you suspect caused the illness no longer exists, it is likely that you could still make a successful claim. Time limits apply to these claims so do not delay in contacting us when we can help you by acting on a risk free NO WIN NO FEE basis.
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