Were you exposed to asbestos and need to make an injury claim in Taunton?
Taunton is the county town of Somerset. The town, including its suburbs, had an estimated population of 61,400 in 2001. The town has over 1000 years of religious and military history, and is now undergoing a regeneration project. It has excellent transport links, many of which are used by the residents for getting to and from work. Hopefully, none of them worked in construction, shipbuilding or manufacturing in the second half of the last century. That is when asbestos was in use within these industries, and if any of them were exposed to asbestos, they may now be making an injury claim in Taunton.
Why was asbestos so popular?
It was widely used because of its flexibility, low heat conduction; it was practically indestructible and was non-flammable. A very useful material, but it was dangerous too and if you came into contact with it and contracted one of the asbestos related diseases, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Taunton.
It is asbestos dust that causess injury claims in Taunton
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 rest of the family cam into contact with their clothes, they could get infected as well. The effects were far reaching and many people have had to make an asbestos injury claim in Taunton.
The illnesses and diseases asbestos causes
There are many asbestos related illnesses and diseases, but the most common ones are:
- Diffuse pleural thickening
- Benign asbestos pleural effusions
- Rounded atelectasis (folded lung)
- Malignant mesothelioma
- Asbestos-related lung cancer
Many 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 Taunton, even if the employer no longer exists.
The related cases are increasing
Because of the time it takes for the illnesses or diseases to develop, people are being newly diagnosed with asbestos related diseases every day. This is a worldwide problem, not one related just to the UK. Australia, for instance, does not expect the number of reported cases to peak until 2020.
We can help with your industrial disease injury claim
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 and you can make contact with us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. There you will speak to one of our friendly, professional advisers 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.