20th March 2020
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Asbestos used to be a commonly-used material, and many people alive today were exposed to asbestos in the workplace. It is still present in many buildings and products, and when it is used or moved, it must be handled in a careful manner. Asbestos is a hazardous substance, and a range of illnesses and personal injuries can occur many years after the initial exposure to the material.
As a result, there are a number of asbestos-related diseases that are seen in industrial disease compensation claims. These include asbestosis, severe or chronic asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer, pleural plaques and other chest problems. Every year, over 4,000 people die as a result of asbestos-related diseases, and thousands of new cases of these conditions are diagnosed.
Not all asbestos-related illnesses are fatal, and pleural thickening can be present without the risk of other illnesses forming. It is still possible to claim compensation even if the prognosis is good.
People who have been affected by asbestos-related diseases can make an asbestos compensation claim against their former employer, if they can show that the employer is likely to be responsible for their condition. People can also claim compensation for non-occupational asbestos exposure if they can identify the negligent party.
Making an asbestos compensation claim can seem like a confusing process, but using our skilled, sympathetic personal injury lawyers will take away a lot of the stress. We specialise in all kinds of asbestos personal injury claims, and will put you in touch with a specialist solicitor who specialises in claims just like yours.
To find out more information about claiming asbestos illness compensation or to start the process today, simply get in touch with Clearwater Solicitors by calling 08000 430 430. You can also arrange a call back by filling in our online enquiry form.