Making an asbestos claim in St Albans
We may know the dangers now, but asbestos was a commonly used material in the later half of the last century. Whether it be in shipbuilding, construction or manufacturing, it was used due to its beneficial properties of being non-flammable and virtually indestructible, as well as being a flexible and perfectly useful tool. Be it Blue Asbestos, known as Crocidolite, used in the textile industry, Brown, known as Amosite, which was used commonly in insulation, or White, called Chrysotile, used in both the building and textile industry, all have been banned from use in the UK, between 1985 and 1999. Not only was asbestos useful in any colour, it was also highly dangerous.
Read on to find out more about making an asbestos claim in St Albans.
Asbestos Related Injuries and Diseases
Asbestos related diseases and injuries can take some time to develop into noticeable symptoms, and has been known to take between 10 and 50 years for the signs to show. However long ago, and however short the period, if you have worked with asbestos you may be at risk from developing asbestos related diseases and injuries. Even the close family of those who worked with the material can suffer the damages as fibres and dust from the material could have been brought close by the clothes worn by those working with asbestos. This thought can be horrifying, and our no win no fee St Albans solicitors know this and are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Conditions contracted from working with this hazardous material can vary in their severity, but the most common include diseases such as Pleural Plaques, which is the formation of scarring on the outer lining of the lungs. Also, Mesothelioma, which is a cancer found in the lungs, heart and abdomen, along the organ linings, for which there is no cure.
Abestosis is another asbestos caused illness that irritates the lungs, causes tissue scarring and thickening, which can cause loss of lung function, though this usually only affects those working with asbestos for some time. The most well known illness caused by asbestos is lung cancer. Any of these can be a devastating diagnosis, especially when these accidents occur and it wasn’t your fault, but our ‘no win, no fee’ St Albans solicitors are here for you.
How Our ‘No Win, No Fee’ St Albans Solicitors Can Help
From the simple symptoms such as shortness of breath and tightness in the chest, any asbestos related illness can change your life for the worse. Not only is the emotional and physical stress damaging, but the financial stresses involved can make everything much worse, but, with a ‘no win, no fee’ asbestos claim in St Albans, our solicitors might be able to do something to help. Contact Accident Advice Helpline directly and take our 30 second test to find out more.
Date Published: 26th November 2014
Author: David Brown