Asbestos was widely used all over the world in the middle of the last century. It was cheap, flexible and practically indestructible, but it was also very dangerous. This was not realised at first, and the construction industry, ship building industry and manufacturers used it extensively, until it was banned in the UK in 1999. Victims of exposure to it are still being reported every week and they have the option of making an industrial injury claim in Great Yarmouth.
The effects of asbestos
Industry workers have been the group most effected by Asbestos as the material was widely used in such industries in previous decades. If it is not moved it is perfectly safe, but the slightest of movements make it give off millions of particles of a very fine dust, which settle in the lungs. The problem is that it also settles in hair, on their skin and on clothes, so it could be taken home and passed onto families as well.
Just imagine a little lad running down the road to greet his father and getting a big hug from dad, and possibly an asbestos related lung disease as well.
It was not unusual for a family member to be struck down with an asbestos related disease, and they too were entitled to make a personal injury claim in Great Yarmouth.
The asbestos related diseases that victims make a personal injury claim in Great Yarmouth for
There are several diseases that asbestos causes, most of them life threatening. The victims suffering from one of these illnesses might well be too ill to make the compensation claim themselves, and in this situation, a family member should make a claim on their behalf.
If someone has asbestos related lung cancer, or something similar, it could have taken many years to develop, and because of this there is a slight variation to the three year rule for making claims. The victim has three years from the date of diagnosis to make their claim, and this could mean it is as long as 40 years after the exposure that they receive their compensation.
Making a personal injury claim for asbestos exposure
The after effects of asbestos exposure can be awful for the victims and their families, and this is something that should never have been allowed to happen. At Accident Advice Helpline we have helped numerous asbestos related illness sufferers get the compensation they deserve and if you give our freephone helpline a call we may be able to help you as well.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our friendly and helpful advisors who will listen to the details of your illness and how it happened, then give you advice that relates to your situation.
They will give your all the information you need to decide if you want to claim compensation so that you can decide if you want to proceed. Having chat with them won’t cost you anything or put you under any obligation to use our services but it could be the start of getting you justice for what you are going through.