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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 lawyers in Cookham on Thames


    Cookham on Thames in Berkshire has a lot of history to its name. There have been settlements in the area for many thousands of years and prehistoric artefacts have even been found there. Unfortunately, although history can be fascinating, it can also be dangerous – and the UK’s history of building with asbestos is the perfect example of that.

    Law firms all over the country, including injury lawyers in Cookham on Thames, have from time to time dealt with asbestos compensation claims. If you think that you could be eligible to claim for an asbestos-related illness then you should contact a personal injury lawyer to see about your chances of claiming.

    Personal injury claims relating to asbestos

    Asbestos is a fibrous material that occurs naturally, and is – or rather, was – a popular building material since it is such a good insulator. It is also fireproof, resistant to both acids and alkalis and, when combined with other materials, incredibly strong. No wonder it was used so often in the building industry. Unfortunately, the fibrous nature of asbestos also means that it is extremely dangerous to human life, since it is so easy to inhale. Once it is inhaled it can cause breathing difficulties and lung problems – it can cause cancers and it is often fatal.

    Although it can be hard to detect, it is likely that any buildings built before 2000 contain this now banned material.

    Those people who have most likely been exposed in the past include builders, insulation engineers, shipyard workers, dockers, factory workers, electricians, carpenters, lorry drivers, plumbers and pipe fitters and council workers who work as contractors.

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    The symptoms of asbestosis or mesothelioma can sometimes take decades to become problematic and therefore many resultant claims take place a long time after the initial exposure occurred. But when it comes to asbestos, time limits are no barrier to finding suitable compensation for you or your loved ones.

    If you are thinking of making a claim for asbestosis then you’ll need legal help which could be in the form of injury lawyers in Cookham on Thames or a national firm like Accident Advice Helpline.

    Looking for injury lawyers in Cookham on Thames?

    When it comes to making any type of claim you can of course choose a local firm of injury lawyers in Cookham on Thames, however, if you want to give your case the best chance of success you should contact a specialist national personal injury law firm like Accident Advice Helpline.

    Why not call us at Accident Advice Helpline for more information about how to make a claim? You can call for on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or you can dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and we will do our best to assist you. Alternatively you can text “claim365” to 88010 and an advisor will call you back.

    Date Published: 17th November 2013

    Author: David Brown

    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.

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