Many people have heard of asbestos and the dangers associated with it. If you have been diagnosed with a disease or illness that is known for being caused as a result of exposure to asbestos then you might be able to make a compensation claim in Westerham.
Asbestos related diseases
There are many different diseases and illnesses that are associated with asbestos, for example:
- Pleural plaques
- Lung cancer
If you have been diagnosed with one of these illnesses then you might be able to make a compensation claim.
Exposure to asbestos can occur in a number of different ways as the substance has been used within home and work environments for decades. If you work with asbestos then you should be properly trained in how to handle it, and should be provided with suitable personal protection equipment by your employer. If handled correctly, and if appropriate actions are taken, asbestos does not have to be dangerous because you are protected from it in a suitable manner.
There have even been reports and successful compensation claims where people have reported playing in the “snow” in the middle of summer, that would fall into their local streets, school playgrounds and even backyards. This “snow” was in fact asbestos being pumped out of factory chimneys. Unsuspecting children used to make piles of this killer material and jump around in it – their parents having no idea whatsoever of the dangers of the substance, and the effects these may cause for themselves and their children in later life.
How to make a compensation claim in Westerham
If you have been exposed to asbestos, and have developed a disease as result, you might want to make a compensation claim. If you want to make a claim against a specific organisation, person or employer then you will need to establish that they are directly responsible for your condition and the exposure.
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have over 14 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims, including compensation claims for Asbestos related diseases.
Our in house solicitors are all fully qualified and some specialise in this particular area, which means that you can be assured you will receive the very best legal advice there is to offer, and that we will do everything we can to ensure you get the result you deserve from your compensation claim.
Contact us today
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today to ask any queries you might have about making your compensation claim. You can contact us by:
- Using our Freephone helpline number – our advisors are available 24/7 and will be happy to answer any questions you have about making your claim.
- You can complete our online enquiry form and request that a member of our staff give you a call back.
- You can even take our 30 second test which will tell you immediately if you are eligible to make a claim, and will give you a rough idea of how much your claim might be worth.
Date Published: 16th September 2013
Author: David Brown