Making an injury claim in Overmoigne after suffering an asbestos related injury – what is an asbestos related injury?
Asbestos was commonly used in construction during the late 19th and early 20th centuries because of it’s fire retardant qualities, it’s high electrical resistance and it’s low cost to use. Asbestos becomes a hazard to our health when it’s fibres are released into the air and become inhaled into our bodies. Once inhaled, these fibres cannot be expelled by our lungs because they penetrate the lung tissue as they are sharp.
Types of illness caused by asbestos
- Asbestosis. This illness was first found to exist in the lungs of textile workers. It causes the lungs to become scarred, as our bodies produce an acid to try and expel the sharp fibres. Unfortunately, this scarring of the lung tissue means that the lungs gradually fail to function. It may take 10-20 years for the disease to develop.
- Mesothelioma. This is a type of cancer in the mesothelial tissue that lines the lungs and chest cavity, the abdominal cavity and pericardium. Although, a cancer of the lungs, mesothelioma is not associated with smoking but with exposure to asbestos. It can take 20-50 years for the disease to develop, however patients with this distressing condition have a life expectancy of just 12 months from diagnosis.
- Cancer which can affect the lung, intestines, larynx and kidney have all been linked to exposure to asbestos and they can take 15-30 years to develop.
Your employer as a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees in the workplace. Preventing the staff from being exposed to asbestos is part of this duty. There are ways other than work to be exposed to asbestos, but it is the most common way.
Making your injury claim in Overmoigne
If you, or someone close to you, suffer from one of these life limiting conditions linked to exposure to asbestos in the past, then you could make an injury claim in Overmoigne. The Accident Advice Helpline are experts in providing personal injury compensation to victims of asbestos exposure. If you would like advice on making an injury claim Overmoigne, then contact them on 0800 689 0500 from your land line. Their helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is always answered by a friendly and helpful adviser who can answer your questions and point you in the right direction. You are under no obligation to pursue an injury claim in Overmoigne, it is up to you to decide. However, if you do qualify to make a personal injury claim, then they will allocate a specialist solicitor to work on their behalf on 100% no win, no fee* basis. Most claims are processed over the phone and many claimants do not need to attend court.
If you prefer, you may like to participate in Accident Advice Helpline’s unique 30 second online test, to find out quickly if you could make an injury claim in Overmoigne from the comfort of your own home.
Date Published: 6th September 2013