Developed asbestosis? Claim your legal entitlement with injury experts in Welshpool
Asbestosis is a well documented disease that has been attributed to working with asbestos. Unlike most other diseases that are industry related, asbestosis has a very long latency period before symptoms become apparent. In fact, it can be up to 40 years’ following the exposure to asbestos fibres before asbestosis develops. However, regardless of this latency period, if you develop the devastating condition of asbestosis, then you are still legally entitled to make an injury compensation claim for your condition, the difference being that you normally have up to three years after your diagnosis to make your claim with help from injury experts in Welshpool.
What was asbestos used for?
Asbestos was widely used in many different sectors of industry – shipbuilding, insulation, construction, roofing, railroads, dockyards and mining etc. It was used because its properties made it highly suitable for its purpose with high insulating properties, high electrical resistance, versatility and cost effectiveness.
Why is asbestos dangerous?
Asbestos is known now to be hazardous to health if it becomes damaged, broken or removed. Fibres of asbestos may become airborne and become inhaled into the lungs. The fibres of asbestos are hook like and attach themselves to the lining of the lungs; making them impossible to expel. In response to this foreign body in the lung, acid is produced to destroy the fibre and in doing so damages the lung by scarring the tissue causing a lack of function. Its use was banned totally in the UK in 1999.
Which types of asbestos are dangerous?
There are three types of asbestos – white, blue and brown. It was originally thought that some types of asbestos are less harmful to health than others. However, it has now been established that all types of asbestos have the potential to be hazardous to health.
What are the symptoms of asbestosis?
Asbestosis develops over a long period of time and symptoms may include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Shortness of breath
How do I claim for asbestosis using injury experts in Welshpool?
Call the leading experts in claiming for industrial diseases, Accident Advice Helpline. We have in excess of 15 years’ experience of processing personal injury compensation claims, and have assisted thousands of people to fulfil their legal entitlement to claim the compensation that they deserve.
Our injury experts in Welshpool are dedicated to providing a thorough and accountable compensation claims service.
To find out if you are eligible to make a legal claim for asbestosis, call our helpful advisers or try our 30-second online test. This will let you know if your claim is valid and will give you an indication of the amount you may receive. Claim the compensation that you deserve for asbestosis. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown