Asbestos is dangerous
Asbestos is an extremely versatile material, unfortunately it is also a very dangerous material.
From around 1950 to 1980, it was used extensively in the construction industry, shipbuilding and manufacturing and is still in some buildings erected in that era. If is found it has to be removed by specialist teams who are well protected from the dust it creates, if not they might have to make an injury claim in Marsh Benham.
It is the dust that is dangerous and caused the need for an injury claim in Marsh Benham
Asbestos is made up of million of fibres and it is when they escape into the air they become dangerous. That’s where the problem is; the dust got everywhere, in the workman’s clothes, on their tools and in their lunches. It often went home with them and their families were exposed this way. It has not been unusual for a wife to make an injury claim in Marsh Benham because of exposure to asbestos from laundering her husbands work clothes.
Asbestos attacks the lungs
Asbestos settles in the lining of the lungs and can sit there years before the damage becomes apparent. Its is said that anywhere between 20 and 40 years, after the exposure to asbestos, is the sort of time it takes for the disease to show itself. There have been several high profile cases, including the miners several years ago. There were approximately 100,000 affected who made compensation claims, and no doubt many more that didn’t.
There are numerous asbestos related diseases, the most common ones are:
- Pleural Plaques
- Diffuse pleural thickening
- Benign asbestos pleural effusions
- Rounded atelectasis (Folded lung)
- Malignant mesothelioma
- Asbestos related lung cancer
If you have contracted any of these industrial diseases, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Marsh Benham.
Accident Advice Helpline will help
The stress of dealing with a personal injury compensation claim is probably the last thing someone who is ill needs. Accident Advice Helpline will take all the stress away. We will deal with the claim simply and efficiently to make sure the victim has as little hassle as possible, while ensuring they receive as much compensation as possible.
On our website, there is a 30-second test. This will give you some guidance about the amount of compensation you can expect to be awarded.
You can call our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, or you can call us from a mobile on 0333 500 0993 (your call provider may charge you) and speak to one of our friendly advisers. They will discuss your injury or illness with you, in confidence, and if you decide you wish to proceed, will start the processes of your claim.