Asbestos is a material that was widely used in the 60s and 70s. It was considered to be a good substance as it was fireproof and shockproof and pretty much indestructible. However, the particles of asbestos can be very harmful to your health.
The reason for this is that the particles have microscopic hooks on them which when breathed in attach themselves to the lining of your lungs. Over time the build-up of these particles in your lungs can cause serious problems such as asbestosis.
Are you most likely going to suffer asbestosis from work?
One of the most common causes of asbestosis is through work but not necessarily from an accident at work injury. Builders, home renovators and decorators are the people who are most likely to be exposed to asbestos for a prolonged amount of time and are likely suffer from this work injury.
The reason for this is that asbestos is not harmful unless it is disturbed. Some of the most common places you can find it is in walls and ceilings, especially artex ceilings.
How dangerous is asbestos?
A lot of people think that any exposure can be dangerous. However, if you breathe in a small amount it is unlikely to have any long-term effects or cause any nasty work injuries. If you are continually exposed to asbestos over the years this is when work injuries can occur and asbestos can be dangerous.
If you have had an accident at work that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as accident at work claims. With over 10 years’ worth of experience our team of expert lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many of our clients are able to settle their work injury claim without having to step foot in a court room.
To find out more about how you can make an accident at work claim call one of our friendly advisors on our 24-hour freephone on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively, go online and take our simple 30-second compensation calculator test to see if you could be eligible to make an accident at work claim.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown