The dangers of asbestos
Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral that has been used extensively in commercial and industrial settings due to its various desirable physical properties.
It became increasingly popular with manufacturers and building constructors because of its resistance to fire, heat electrical and chemical damage and the relative affordability. However, researchers began to see a correlation between individuals involved in asbestos mining and early deaths, primarily caused as a result of lung problems.
Who is at risk?
It is now clear that asbestos can cause serious damage to the lungs when it is inhaled. Consequently it is now banned in the UK but some houses and buildings constructed before 2000 may still have asbestos present in them.
If you have been exposed to asbestos and developed an asbestos related disease you might be entitled to make a compensation claim in Stony Stratford.
The people most at risk to exposure are:
- Railway engineers
The vast majority of asbestos related diseases are contracted via the workplace, or due to the type of work you do. If you have been exposed and made ill as a result you may be able to make a compensation claim in Stony Stratford on the grounds of industrial illness.
Conditions caused by asbestos
Breathing asbestos in over either a short or prolonged period of time can cause severe breathing and lung related problems which you may want to make a compensation claim in Stony Stratford for.
- Lung cancer
- Pleural thickening
Making a compensation claim in Stony Stratford
If you think you have been exposed, either recently or in the past, it is best to initially seek guidance and advice from your GP. They will be able to run various tests to establish if you have developed any associated diseases or illnesses as a result of potential exposure.
Once you have received a diagnosis of a disease directly related to asbestos exposure you may want to make a compensation claim in Stony Stratford. If so, Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
We have over 15 years of experience in dealing with a variety of compensation claims, including industrial illnesses. We know that if you have been diagnosed with a life-altering, or potentially fatal disease, the last thing on your mind may be trying to claim financial compensation.
However, the money you could receive from your compensation claim in Stony Stratford is designed to help you with your recovery, or to make life as easy as possible under the circumstances should recovery not be an option.
To find out more about making a claim, contact us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 22nd August 2013
Author: David Brown