Asbestos was once hailed as something of a wondrous substance. It was widely used in buildings and construction processes, and seemed to be very useful for all manner of reasons.
Today, of course, we know different. Asbestos has been banned for some years now, yet we are still seeing historical cases of people who worked with or near asbestos many years ago, and are now realising they have an illness that is directly associated with that contact. An asbestos-related illness will typically shorten your lifespan. Furthermore, the time you have left may see you suffering from ill-health as a result of the asbestos exposure.
What kind of asbestos-related illness could you get?
Mesothelioma has hit the headlines time and time again in recent years. This is a form of cancer that is directly associated with previous exposure to asbestos. Often it develops in the lungs, but it can also appear as peritoneal mesothelioma. Asbestosis can also potentially occur; this is a lung disease that carries with it an increased risk of suffering from mesothelioma as well.
If you suspect you have an illness related to asbestos, it is very important to seek medical advice as urgently as you can. The prognosis can be better the earlier you seek treatment, although since symptoms rarely show at an early stage, this can be difficult.
Do you have a right to seek compensation?
For many people, a compensation payment can make their remaining months or years easier than they may otherwise be. It can also leave loved ones in a healthier financial position. As such, if you believe you may have a chance of claiming compensation as a result of developing an asbestos-related illness, contact Accident Advice Helpline now. We handle these types of claims as well as those relating to accidents, so call the enquiry line free on 0800 689 0500 as soon as you can.
A no win, no fee claim is easier to make than you may believe. We could match you with a lawyer who has already gone through similar claims with other clients. They will keep you up-to-date with your case, if you have an opportunity to take one on with our assistance. Call today to learn more and to see whether you could claim, and we’ll go from there. Don’t be left in the dark regarding asbestos exposure.
Date Published: February 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead