Making an Asbestos Illness Claim
Asbestos is a harmful material and has been linked to several forms of lung disease including asbestosis and emphysema. Thankfully, Europe has banned all use of asbestos and much of it has now been removed. But many properties across the UK have been known historically to contain some form of asbestos and those unlucky enough to be exposed to it could be at risk. Asbestos illness claims can act as a way to help those affected.
If you are suffering with an asbestos-related illness and need to make an asbestos illness claim related to work or in the home, you may be entitled to a compensation claim. Take our 30 second test to see if we can help you.
An Asbestos Illness Claim in the Home
You may not be aware of it, but asbestos can be found in common areas around the home, including:
- Insulation material around pipes and boilers
- Ceiling panels and wall cavities
- In lofts and under floor boards
- Traces of asbestos fibres in sinks and bath panels
Asbestos Illness Claims at Work
Asbestos can also be found in work environments, depending on the job, some workers can be more vulnerable to it than others. Those affected can range from engineers and electricians to welders and shipyard workers.
It falls upon an employer to provide workers with protective clothing and safety equipment. If an employer fails to do so it will be seen as an act of negligence and they may have to pay compensation. Claim now for the sake of yourself and others to ensure more and more properties are rid of this harmful material.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 imposes a legal duty on employers to look after the health, safety and welfare of their employees so far as is reasonably possible. If they do not do this they are breaching an individual’s contract of employment and action may be available both in the Employment Tribunal and in the Civil Courts.
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Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we’re dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve. We’re aware of the devastating effects of asbestos-related diseases. We want to make sure your illness doesn’t leave you low on funds due to medical costs or leave from work.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline couldn’t be simpler. To find out if you’re eligible, try our simple compensation calculator and we’ll be able to tell you within 30 seconds if you have the right to a compensation claim and if so, how much you could be entitled to claim for in order that you can move your life on from Asbestos impact. Accident Advice Helpline also have a friendly team of professional advisers on hand 24/7, so if you have any queries or just want to get started with your claim, call our freephone line on 0800 180 4123.
Accident Claim Helpline is here so you are not on your own when you are making a claim for asbestos related compensation.
Date Published: 1st July 2013