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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury claim in Sittingbourne

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Sittingbourne

    Asbestos related injuries and your injury claim in Sittingbourne

    Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease that is caused by prolonged exposure to the fibres of asbestos. Asbestos was a material that was commonly used in various sectors of industry as it was cheap, fire retardant, had good insulating properties and had high electrical resistance.

    Industries that used asbestos

    As its properties were highly valued, asbestos was used in many different sectors of industry, including:

    • ship building
    • building and construction
    • railways
    • electricity generation
    • insulation

    There are three types of asbestos; blue, brown and white and they are all hazardous.  However, the blue and brown asbestos is far more dangerous than the white.

    Asbestosis – how it is caused

    Unfortunately once the asbestos becomes damaged through demolition or renovation, the asbestos fibres become airborne where they can be inhaled into the lungs.

    The fibres are penetrate the lung tissue which causes the lungs to produce an acid in an attempt to eliminate them from the lungs.

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    This acid causes scarring of the lungs and eventually over a long period of years, the lungs cease to function.

    Asbestosis – a life sentence

    Asbestosis is a chronic illness that is incurable once contracted and therefore is life limiting. Occurrences of asbestosis are relatively rare as it can take up to 40 years from exposure for the condition to be diagnosed.

    There are other conditions, however, that are more common than asbestosis and even more dangerous as they are caused by even a small amount of exposure to asbestos fibres.

    • Mesothelioma is caused by even a small amount exposure to asbestos. It is a cancer of the mesothelial cells which line the outer surface of the organs such as the liver, gut and heart.
    • Cancer of the lung which is more likely to develop if the person already has contracted asbestosis.

    Your injury claim in Sittingbourne

    If you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma as a result of a work-related incident that wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to make a personal injury claim in Sittingbourne. Accident Advice Helpline have over 17 years’ experience of processing personal injury claims for asbestos-related injuries.

    We are the largest specialist personal injury firm in the UK and we can offer up-to-date and relevant no-obligation advice and information about making an injury claim in Sittingbourne.

    Just call 0800 689 0500 from your land line and speak to a highly trained and sensitive advisor who can let you know if you are eligible to make a personal injury claim in Sittingbourne.

    Accident Advice Helpline lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, so you can be assured that your claim is in safe hands throughout the compensation process.

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.