Asbestos-related illnesses could cause an injury
In the 1950s, 60s and 70s, asbestos was in everyday use in industries like construction, manufacturing and shipbuilding. It was widely used because of its flexibility and low heat conduction, and because it was practically indestructible and non-flammable. A very useful material, but it was dangerous too. If you came into contact with it and contracted an asbestos-related disease, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Maidenhead.
It is asbestos dust that causes the injury
Asbestos is made up of millions of fibres, and it is when they escape into the air as dust that it becomes lethal. It was not just the people who were exposed to the dust through their job that had a problem — the dust would settle in their clothes and it would go home with them. When the clothes were washed, others became exposed to asbestos as well. The effects were far reaching and many people have had to make an injury claim in Maidenhead for asbestos-related conditions over the years.
The illnesses and diseases asbestos cause
The are many asbestos-related illnesses and diseases, but 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 illnesses do not develop for anywhere between 20 and 40 years, which can make it difficult to pinpoint the source of the exposure. However, it is still possible to make your asbestos injury claim in Maidenhead, even if the employer no longer exists.
The related cases are increasing- make your injury claim in Maidenhead today
Because of the time it takes for the illnesses or diseases to develop, people are being newly diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases every day, and the number involved is not expected to peak until 2020.
If you are part of a bereaved family who have lost a loved one to an asbestos-related disease, you may be able to make an asbestos injury claim, including compensation for the pain and suffering that they endured.
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 were established in 2000, and since then have helped many thousands of claimants and provided a high quality customer service that is second to none.
We deal with all types of injuries from all types of accidents. You can make contact with us on our freephone number, 0800 589 0500 or call us from a mobile on 0333 500 0993. 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: 21st August 2013