You may already have heard of mesothelioma. It is a form of cancer that develops as a result of being exposed to asbestos. In many cases it can take many years to develop, appearing long after exposure to the asbestos has taken place. This is why we often hear of compensation claims being launched by people who are suffering from this disease long after the work they contracted it through has ended.
It is a relatively rare cancer and there is no cure for it at present. Over time the patient gradually becomes worse, although there are treatments that can ease the symptoms and prolong the life of the individual affected by it.
In some instances the individual with mesothelioma can trace the exposure back to working in a particular job. If you know which job caused the condition, you might have enough evidence to bring a claim against the company you worked for. In this case it is wise to have professional help from a lawyer who is experienced in these matters. They will know how to proceed from this point onwards, in order to have the best chance of claiming compensation.
Are council mesothelioma claims common?
Many workplaces and companies have had to face claims of this nature in recent years. Councils are no different in this respect. While the majority of council workers are safe from this disease, there were instances in the past where workers were employed to work in areas that were thought to be safe at the time. It is this type of situation where a council mesothelioma claim might be possible to pursue. You will soon realise this might be the case in your situation if you know the history of your disease.
Could Accident Advice Helpline help you?
We have 14 years’ experience in dealing with claims similar to these. Make sure you get the best opportunity to consider making a no win, no fee* claim by contacting Accident Advice Helpline now. Our enquiry line is open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 and it is completely free to call as well. So why not call us now and determine whether you could be in a position to claim compensation for the medical condition you have now? One phone call is all it will take to discover whether there is a chance to enlist the help of our professional injury compensation lawyers.
Date Published: December 22, 2014