For many years asbestos lurked within the walls and fixtures of our homes and offices inflicting God knows what unpleasantness on us. At the time it was intended as a low risk form of insulation, but it’s health benefits have become very apparent in recent years. This article looks more closely at the nature of asbestos and how you can find a solicitor in Hawick who can help you claim for any ill effects you may have encountered.
About asbestos poisoning
Asbestos is made up of lots of tiny fibres which can get into the airways and accumulate in the lungs. The results of this build up can vary from mild irritation and inflammation to conditions such as cancer. So, if your employer has been subjecting you to this hidden menace for a prolonged period of time, it is possible that you are entitled to compensation.
Making a claim
If you suffer the effects of what you think is asbestos poisoning, you should get it diagnosed by a doctor and try to pinpoint the origin. If asbestos was present at your office and your employer didn’t get rid of it, then they could be liable for not providing a safe environment for you and your workers.
As well as making a note of your medical treatment, it is also worthwhile getting a clearer idea of what could have been done to prevent it. For example, did you raise concerns with your employer which were ignored? That could be a clear instance of action not being taken which should have been. Was there anything else that could have been done?
Finding an expert solicitor in Hawick
If you think you have a case but you are not sure if it’s worth consulting someone who is an expert in this type of case then a nice and easy place to start would be with the website at Accident Advice Helpline. This contains a huge amount of information on almost every aspect of personal injury law so we should be able to point you in the right direction.
If we think you have a good chance of winning your case, we’ll find a solicitor in Hawick. Unlike many other law firms who can only offer services relating to some specific types of claim, our team can help with almost any type of case so we’ll find a solicitor in Hawick who specialises in claims relating to employment law.
This means your case is in the best possible hands, but even so we can’t guarantee success. That’s why it’s nice to know we have the benefit of no win no fee*, to reassure you that if you do not win your case you won’t have to pay.
To find out more about finding an expert solicitor in Hawick, call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also contact us through our website on www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk.
Date Published: 3rd April 2014
Author: David Brown