Suffering from asbestosis and unsure if you can claim? Speak to an injury lawyer in Peebles at Accident Advice Helpline!
Asbestos was commonly used in the construction industry as a material due to its low cost, high electrical resistance, insulating properties and fire retardancy. If the sharp fibres of asbestos are inhaled, they can become stuck in the lining of the lungs and cause scarring to occur. Over a period of many years after exposure, the symptoms of asbestosis can occur, which typically involve shortness of breath and coughing. In addition, in advanced cases finger clubbing may develop, which occurs when the hands become swollen and is a sign of advanced asbestosis.
Are all types of asbestos dangerous?
Yes. There are three types of asbestos: white, blue and brown. Blue and brown asbestos are more dangerous than white. Due to its widespread use, there is still much asbestos present in buildings today and its removal must be undertaken by registered contractors to ensure its safe removal and disposal.
What types of industry used asbestos?
Although asbestos was widely used in construction, it was also used in:
- Electrical generation;
- Insulation; and
- Building sites.
Claiming for an asbestos-related injury
Whilst asbestosis is a rare condition, cases related to asbestos exposure are being diagnosed all the time, as the development of symptoms can take many years to appear. The development of asbestosis is not the only disease that has been linked to exposure to asbestos; mesothelioma, a cancer of the outer lining of the organs, is also caused by exposure to asbestos, and the cases of mesothelioma are increasing.
If you have the distressing symptoms of mesothelioma or asbestosis, you may be eligible to make a legal claim for compensation for personal injury. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to gain the knowledge and give you the no-obligation advice that you need to decide whether a claim made by an injury lawyer in Peebles is right for you.
If you decide to proceed, they will allocate an injury lawyer in Peebles to your case who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis. With in excess of 15 years’ experience, our advisers are well placed to answer any queries you may have about the claims process using an injury lawyer in Peebles. We will offer sensitive and detailed advice whenever you call our 24/7 helpline.
Don’t delay! Call and speak to a friendly and helpful adviser today. Alternatively, you could try the 30-second test on our website. This will let you know if you have a valid claim and give you an estimate of the amount you may be awarded.
Date Published: 17th October 2013
Author: David Brown