Asbestos and the Armed Forces
For many years asbestos was used in the manufacture of various products, from the textile industry to building and construction. Due to its versatile and non-flammable nature it was used extensively in the fireproofing of ships. This means that as a direct result many military personnel have come into contact with asbestos in various forms. In turn this has resulted in asbestos exposure and the development of asbestos related diseases.
If you were, or are, a member of the armed forces and you have been exposed to asbestos as a result of your work you might be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
If this is the case then give Accident Advice Helpline a call and speak to our expert solicitor in Heddon-on-the-Wall to find out where you stand when it comes to making a claim.
Asbestos related diseases
Asbestos related disease is the generic term for any condition that has developed through exposure to asbestos. For example, this can include pleural thickening and the development of pleural plaques to the almost always terminal mesothelioma (a specific type of lung cancer).
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease then an expert solicitor in Heddon-on-the-Wall may be able to help you make a claim for compensation as a result of personal injury.
For many years we have known that asbestos is exceptionally dangerous, although naturally occurring mineral. Exposure can therefore lead to significant illness and potentially death. If you have been exposed during work then you might be entitled to compensation to help you with your recovery, or take into account the impact that your condition is likely to have on your life in the future.
How an expert solicitor in Heddon-on-the-Wall can help
Accident Advice Helpline has solicitors all over the country, including an expert solicitor in Heddon-on-the-Wall who can help you with asbestos related disease personal injury claims.
We know that if you worked for the Armed Forces you will accept that an element of risk is associated with the work that you have done. However, this does not mean that you should accept exposure to dangerous chemical and other products as being part of this hazard. You still have the right to expect that you will be kept safe within all possible reason.
Our solicitor in Heddon-on-the-Wall can also help the families of those exposed to asbestos make claims for personal injuries if they have been exposed to the substance through the washing of clothes.
Why not take our 30 second test today to find out if you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
You can then get in touch with our advisers on our free phone helpline number and we can give you free, no obligation advice about the best way to proceed with your claim. Our solicitor will then work with you on a no win no fee basis to help you win your compensation.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 31st March 2014
Author: David Brown