Expert injury lawyers in Pollok can now make a personal injury claim for asbestos exposure
Pollok is a large area of land near the town of Newton Mearns in Glasgow, Scotland. There was until the 1950s a Pollock Castle (demolished, with just a gatehouse remaining), owned by descendants of the Pollock family (“people who lived by the pool”), who were vassals of the FitzAlan family, who served David I of Scotland and became Stewards to the Royal House (and took the name Stewart) to eventually inherit the throne of Scotland, when Robert Stewart married the daughter of Robert the Bruce, to become King Robert II.
They hadn’t discovered asbestos then, and if they had they would not have had the knowledge to realise how dangerous it is. Many people would have been made ill by asbestos exposure, but they would not have been able to make a personal injury claim using injury lawyers in Pollok.
Asbestos exposure and expert injury lawyers in Pollok
In the second half of the last century, asbestos was in everyday use in the construction, manufacturing and shipbuilding industries. It proved to be a cheap, flexible and practically indestructible material, but unfortunately for many victims it also proved to be very dangerous. If you have been exposed to asbestos and made ill by its effects, you should talk to expert injury lawyers in Pollok about making a personal injury compensation claim.
Asbestos exposure can cause many illnesses and diseases
There are many asbestos-related illnesses and diseases. The most common ones are:
- Pleural plaques;
- Diffuse pleural thickening;
- Benign asbestos pleural effusions;
- Rounded atelectasis (folded lung);
- Malignant mesothelioma; and
- Asbestos-related lung cancer.
Some of these conditions do not develop for many years after the exposure, but when they do they are usually life threatening, and can cause untold misery for the victim and their families. Asbestos was not banned in the UK until the end of the century, and by then thousands of victims had been exposed.
Because of the length of time it takes for these diseases to show themselves, new cases are reported daily, and this situation is likely to continue for many years to come. It is anticipated that the peak of reported cases will not be until 2020.
Making an asbestos injury compensation claim
Personal injury claims should be made within three years of the accident to qualify for compensation. In the case of industrial diseases such as asbestos exposure, however, this rule varies, as the victim could well not be aware of the injury until years later. In these cases, they have three years from the date of diagnosis in which to make their claim.
Accident Advice Helpline are here to help you gain access to justice and obtain the personal injury compensation you are entitled to for your asbestos-related illness. We deal with all types of injuries from all types of accidents, and you can make contact with us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500. There, you will speak to one of our friendly, professional advisors who will give you free legal advice and assist you in any way they can. Then, if you wish to continue, they will start the processes of your claim.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown