What to do if you have been subject to asbestos exposure
If you know or suspect that you are the victim of asbestos exposure, you should take action. This article summarises what you should do.
Tell your doctor that you suspect asbestos exposure
You should tell a health professional as soon as possible if you are worried you have been exposed to asbestos. Some symptoms can show years after the initial exposure, and disease may occur ten or even twenty years after the initial asbestos exposure. The usual injury claim deadline of three years can be extended in the case of industrial disease.
Get in contact with Accident Advice Helpline
Worrying about your health can leave you feeling isolated. Get in contact with Accident Advice Helpline’s professional advisors via our freephone helpline. Our advice line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can tell the advisor about your concern that you were exposed to asbestos, and the advisor can quickly help you to understand if you qualify for compensation, or you can take our 30-second test online.
Get your financial affairs under control
If you are suffering ill health or are worried about becoming ill in the future, you should spend some time arranging your finances. One of the worst things that you can do is postpone making a compensation claim, especially when a lawyer can take all the risk out of pursuing the claim for you.
If you believe that your asbestos exposure is due to industrial negligence, or it is someone else’s fault, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to help you arrange a compensation claim. Most claimants don’t even need to attend court.
Continue to look after your health: quit smoking
If you are worried about asbestos exposure, you should make sure you look after your health and stop smoking. Smoking increases the risk of lung cancer in people with asbestos exposure. If you are a victim of asbestos exposure or any industrial negligence, you need advice from a law firm that you can trust. Accident Advice Helpline have been in business for over 15 years, and our patron is Esther Rantzen. All of our solicitors work on a 100% no win no fee basis.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get started on making a claim.