Due to the publicity it has received over the years many people are aware of the dangers associated with asbestos and the diseases which are caused by prolonged contact with asbestos. As a result of these often fatal diseases, the use of asbestos in buildings and building materials is now banned. However, the effects are still being felt by thousands of UK residents because the use of asbestos was so prevalent many years ago.
Due to this level of exposure and the often catastrophic after effects many people are keen to find out if they can make a compensation claim for industrial related diseases. If you want to find out more you should speak to an injury lawyer in Chillingham today.
Breathing in the dust or the small fibres associated with asbestos can cause long term scarring to the lungs. This in turn can cause shortness of breath, excessive coughing and other severe breathing related symptoms. It can also lead to a specific and rate type of lung cancer called Mesothelioma.
The results of breathing in asbestos dust and fibres can take many years to develop and some sufferers do not know they have been damaged until between 15 and 30 years after their initial contact and exposure to the asbestos product. This can prove extremely problematic in proving negligence or fault when making a compensation claim, which is why it is advisable to seek the legal advice of an injury lawyer in Chillingham.
Speaking to an injury lawyer Chillingham
If you or any member of your family has suffered as a result of being exposed to asbestos then you ought to speak to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s injury lawyer in Chillingham today to find out how to go about making a claim.
Your injury lawyer in Chillingham will advise you that making a compensation claim involves proving the existence of asbestos in the area you have either lived or worked. This unfortunately this can sometimes be easier said than done. Not only is it nearly impossible to spot asbestos simply by looking but in the case of a work based claim you will have to prove that your employer or former employer was negligent in allowing you to work in such an area. This usually means that they had to know that asbestos was present, and that they did nothing to ensure you safety (i.e. by providing you with personal protection equipment). Your injury lawyer in Chillingham will be able to help with this.
With over 13 years experience in the area of industrial diseases, an injury lawyer in Chillingham at Accident Advice Helpline ensure that all evidence supporting your claim is properly presented.
We’re experts in all forms of personal injury and our skilled negotiation team can ensure that whatever injury you’ve suffered as a result of asbestos, you and your family will receive the compensation you deserve.
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Date Published: 31st October 2013
Author: David Brown