Have you worked in any of the following areas?
- Building industry
- Ship building industry
- Manufacture of household appliances
- Motor industry
- Power stations
- Telephone exchanges
If the answer is yes and you have been diagnosed with the asbestos disease mesothelioma you may be entitled to compensation. Why not take our 30-second test (as recommended by our patron Esther Rantzen) and see if you qualify?
Who are Accident Advice Helpline?
Accident Advice Helpline have been specialists in personal injuries for over 14 years and operate on a 100% no win, no fee* policy. Our friendly experienced advisers are on hand to provide a supportive and professional service.
Most claims can be handled by telephone and you might not need to attend court.
We can help you get the compensation you deserve and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Open Claim Calculator
Why not call our freephone today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and start your compensation claim?
What will we do?
As soon as you instruct us, Accident Advice Helpline will begin to gather evidence of your exposure to asbestos, working towards a successful civil asbestos claim against the insurers of your employers – even if you no longer work there or the firm no longer exists.
Information about Asbestos and the Asbestos disease Mesothelioma
There are three main types of commercially used asbestos:
Inhalation or ingestion of blue, brown or white asbestos could cause mesothelioma.
More than 2,500 people are diagnosed with the asbestos disease mesothelioma in the UK each year and this is expected to rise. 107,000 people worldwide die each year from mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
What is the Asbestos disease, Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is where cancerous cells develop on the outer linings of the lungs and internal chest wall. The most common ways to contract mesothelioma are through inhalation or ingestion of asbestos particles.
What are the signs or symptoms of Mesothelioma?
A problem with many asbestos related diseases is that it can take decades for the symptoms to surface. A general guide would include a shortness of breath which is caused by fluid building up between the lung and chest wall. You may experience chest wall pain, and sometimes unexpected weight loss.
How can a diagnosis be made?
Diagnosis may be suspected based on a CT scan or chest x-ray but will be confirmed by either inserting a tube into the chest (thoracoscopy) or biopsy (removing suspicious tissue).