Cancer as a result of asbestos exposure
Did you know that there are currently around 4,500 deaths a year in the UK caused by exposure to asbestos? Although health and safety legislation has lessened the instances of employees being exposed to asbestos, new cases of cancers caused by asbestos exposure are still being diagnosed in the UK each year.
The most common types of asbestos exposure cancer include:
- Mesothelioma: A type of asbestos exposure cancer that typically affects the linings of the lungs, although it can present in any area of the body.
- Lung cancer: Currently the most common form of asbestos-related cancer in the UK.
Symptoms can take years to develop, but if you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer such as lung cancer or mesothelioma, you might be eligible to claim compensation. Even smokers can claim compensation if their cancer developed in the presence of asbestos.
Staff at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with this process. It might be the last thought on your mind, but you can feel safe in the knowledge that the friendly and empathetic staff at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help you to claim compensation by providing expert advice and guidance.
Asbestos exposure cancer
Commonly described as an industrial disease, cancers caused by asbestos exposure are frequently associated with exposure through working environments. If you have worked in an environment which used asbestos materials and have been diagnosed with cancer, you may be eligible to claim industrial injuries compensation.
The Accident Advice Helpline panel of work injury lawyers can help you to make a claim for compensation from your employer, or former employer, if you have been diagnosed with an illness or disease, including asbestos exposure cancer.
Of course, some people are reluctant to make claims against their employer for fear of reprisals, however at Accident Advice Helpline our clients are supported throughout the entire process. As our specialists work on a 100% no win no fee basis, you can be certain your claim will be handled sensitively and only with the best possible outcome in mind.
To start your claim, simply contact us on 0800 689 0500. You will instantly connect with a professional and experienced advisor who will establish necessary information and fully explain the claims process to you. Alternatively, you can use the free 30-second test on our website which will indicate whether or not you are eligible to claim compensation as a result of cancer caused by asbestos exposure.
Date Published: 8th July 2013