If you have ever worked with asbestos in the past, that irritating cough you have recently developed may be far more serious than you first thought possible. In recent years, there have been increases in the numbers of injuries that have arisen as the result of exposure to this harmful substance. Even though the majority of people who worked with asbestos have not been at risk for at least 15 years, in many cases it has taken that long for the terrible consequences to start coming to the forefront. If you have sustained an injury due to working with asbestos, you may be able to make a claim for financial compensation.
How will I know?
If you have had any exposure to asbestos in the past, you need to visit your doctor as soon as possible for a checkup. This could be a result of working with the material, or perhaps because you lived in a building in which it was present. You need to get the details of all previous instances in which you were exposed to asbestos and write down when you started to feel the effects of these incidents. This, as well as the medical evidence, should be enough with which to get the ball rolling on your financial compensation claim.
Can I claim for this?
Once you have the details of your previous asbestos exposure, you could also speak to your former colleagues and see if any of them are suffering similar effects. If you have mentioned the dangers of working with asbestos to your previous employer, this will certainly help your case. You need as many details as possible, then we will do the rest on your behalf. Just remember that you are feeling this way through no fault of your own; someone else’s negligence has caused this condition and they should be held accountable.
Speak to the experts
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have been helping people to make successful claims for asbestos compensation for many years. Call our 24/7 freephone helpline for immediate expert, friendly advice on this matter. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, so you can start the whole claims process off without any payment. We utilise a bespoke 30-second compensation calculator that will tell you how much compensation you are potentially due. Remember that your asbestos injury will probably affect your future earnings, so you need to get compensation for the injuries that were no fault of your own.
If you are looking for more information or are ready to get your compensation claim started, call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: October 19, 2013
Author: David Brown