Nowadays, we are all aware of the dangers posed by asbestos. It may seem hard to believe now, but asbestos was once hailed as a wondrous thing – ideal for use in many building scenarios and situations. Its versatility made it a practical and useful item to have around, but nowadays we know it came with a very upsetting reality.
We now know that exposure to asbestos can lead to illnesses with no cure. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that occurs in the lining of the lungs (most commonly), but it can also occur in the abdomen. Exposure to asbestos usually occurs many years before symptoms associated with mesothelioma occur. Asbestosis can also happen in people who have been exposed to asbestos at some point in the past. Additionally, lung cancers can also sometimes be related to asbestos exposure, and non-malignant pleural disease is also an illness you could sustain from asbestos.
How serious is an illness you could sustain from asbestos exposure?
These illnesses are very serious indeed. Many people end up with a shortened lifespan as a result of contracting one of these illnesses. There is no treatment available for these illnesses at present, beyond managing symptoms and making sure the quality of life of that person is kept as high as possible.
You may have heard of a three-year period during which you need to make a claim relating to an illness or injury that occurred to you through the fault of someone else. However, this time limit does not apply with regard to claims made for asbestos exposure. This is because it can take many years for the illness to become apparent. For instance, you may have worked with asbestos many years ago when you were in your twenties. Now you are 60 and you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. You still have a chance to make a compensation claim relating to your illness.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
The sooner you call us for advice and support, the sooner you will know whether you can indeed proceed with a no win, no fee* compensation claim relating to your illness.
No one wants to lose out on quality time because they have an illness. If you can win compensation via a claim made with our assistance, it could make all the difference to your lifestyle and quality of life. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to find out more.
Date Published: April 1, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Asbestos claims