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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Central Bedfordshire accident at work compensation


    If you’ve acquired an illness through exposure to asbestos and you have a Central Bedfordshire accident at work compensation claim you want to raise, choosing Accident Advice Helpline as the compensation claim specialist you’d like to work with is a very positive decision.

    Asbestos is the single largest cause of work-related fatalities

    Occupational illness related to exposure to asbestos is the largest single cause of fatalities here in the UK, resulting in approximately 4,000 deaths per year. The four main diseases caused by asbestos are as follows:

    • Mesothelioma (always fatal)
    • Lung cancer (which has an extremely high mortality rate)
    • Asbestosis (often fatal, but always debilitating)
    • Diffuse pleural thickening (which is non-fatal)

    We are all exposed to small levels or asbestos fibres the atmosphere

    Here in the UK asbestos fibres are always present in the atmosphere so we are nearly all exposed to very low levels of asbestos. But the key element relating to acquiring an asbestos related illness is the total number of fibres that we inhale.

    The increased risks of asbestos exposure on construction sites

    Working on construction sites, where old asbestos-containing materials are often exposed, is one of the most significant work-related risks. It exposes the victim to levels of asbestos fibres that are several hundred times greater than those present in the environment, hence bringing about the risk of acquiring an asbestos related illness.

    Asbestos related illnesses incubate over several years

    Exposure to high levels of asbestos does not cause immediate illness. The incubation period for asbestos-related diseases can take several years. It is however extremely important to take appropriate precautions if you work in the construction industry, now to avoid illness in years to come.

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    Raising a Central Bedfordshire accident at work compensation claim for a work-related illness

    If you’re the victim of a work related asbestos illness, and you need help with raising a Central Bedfordshire accident at work compensation claim, we here at Accident Advice Helpline are at your disposal. We can bring our knowledge and experience to bear on your behalf. For example, whereas the normal statute of limitations for personal injuries and work-related illnesses is three years, in certain instances (i.e. where a disease has a long incubation period), with the correct representation the statute of limitations window can be extended.

    To find out the amount of compensation you are likely to receive you can take our 30-second test to allow the calculator to issue you with an estimate.

    Our user friendly injury claim process

    The industry-leading no-win, no-fee* service that we provide you with is very user friendly and comes highly recommended by the well known people’s consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen. For more information about our services, you can  call our  helpline from a UK landline on 0800 689 0500, or if using a mobile, 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: 28th August 2014

    Author: Howie

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.