Asbestos related diseases
Construction, shipbuilding and manufacturing industries all used asbestos extensively in the middle of the last century. Then it was realised how dangerous it was and in 1999 the UK banned its use totally. Unfortunately, this was too late for many victims and even now, every day, asbestos related conditions are still being reported. This is a worldwide problem, not just the UK, and the Australians think their cases will not peak until 2020. Call now and speak to our injury solicitors in Holywood if you think you have a legal right to register a compensation claim.
When you want to make a personal injury claim you have three years from the date of the accident. In the case of asbestos exposure, and other industrial diseases, this rule is altered to allow for the fact they can take up to 40 years to manifest themselves. For this reason, victims have three years from the date of diagnosis to make their claim.
The effects of asbestos
Asbestos is made up of millions of small, sharp fibres and as long as they stay together they are safe, but unfortunately they don’t. The slightest movement and they turn to dust, floating in the air and it is then it becomes dangerous.It settles on the lining of the lungs and eventually turns to an illness or disease, quite often many years later, but not too late for injury solicitors Holywood help you make a claim.
You can make a claim for any industrial illness or disease if you can show that it was caused through the negligence of your employer, even if they are no longer trading this is sometimes still possible. It would be their insurers that would settle the claim, and injury solicitors Holywood can sometimes trace who that was.
Some of the asbestos related problems
There are many industrial illnesses and diseases related to exposure to asbestos, just a few of them are:
- Asbestos related lung cancer
- Malignant mesothelioma
- Pleural plaques
- Diffuse pleural thickening
- Benign asbestos pleural effusions
- Rounded atelectasis (folded lung)
Making your asbestos claim with injury solicitors in Holywood at Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years experience of handling personal injury compensation claims and over that time we have helped numerous claimants with asbestos related illnesses and diseases get the compensation award they were entitled to by claiming with injury solicitors in Holywood.
If you have contracted one of these nasty diseases you could not be well enough to make the personal injury claim yourself using our injury solicitors in Holywood, get one of your friends or family to contact us on your behalf. You should not lose out on what is rightfully yours because you are unwell.
We have a helpline that you can call for free, no-obligation advice on 0800 689 5659. You can speak to our friendly advisors who will help you all they can in the processes required to start your personal injury compensation claim using our injury solicitors in Holywood, if you wish to proceed once they have given you all the information needed to make that decision. Call today!