Your asbestosis claim, and using injury lawyers Weaverthorpe
Asbestosis is a well known and highly publicised industrial disease which can be devastating for the victims involved and their families. However, it is not too late to claim for this debilitating disease and seek legal recompense for the distressing and life limiting symptoms which develop from working with this highly dangerous material.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos was a popular material that was widely used in the construction and building industry in the last century. There are three types of asbestos blue, white and brown. All types of these asbestos fibre have been found to be dangerous to health and it is an unfortunate myth that some types of asbestos are less hazardous to health than others; all are carcinogenic.
Why was asbestos used?
Asbestos was used because it was highly fire retardant, resistant to acids, alkalis and solvents and had good insulation properties making it a cheap and versatile building material for internal and external building works.
Which trades are likely to become affected by asbestos related illnesses?
- shipyard workers
- boiler makers
- railroad workers
- asbestos miners
- Navy veterans
What are the symptoms of asbestosis?
Asbestosis doesn’t develop for many years after exposure to the material. This period of time is known medically as latency period and it may take decades for symptoms to become apparent.
Asbestos becomes dangerous when it is broken up or damaged. The fibres of asbestos can become airborne when they are disturbed and they can be inhaled into the lungs.
The hook like fibres embed themselves into the lung tissue and are impossible to remove. The body produces acid in response to this foreign body and this causes scarring of the lung tissue, leading to damage and loss of lung function.
How does asbestosis develop?
- The development and severity of asbestosis is related to the degree and duration of asbestos exposure.
- The inhaled asbestos dust has found to have a latency period of 20-30 years’ before symptoms develop.
- Smoking has been found to exacerbate symptoms of asbestosis and shorten the lifespan of an asbestosis victim.
Claiming for asbestosis
If you, or some one you know, have developed asbestosis symptoms then you may be eligible to make a legal compensation claim using expert help from Accident Advice Helpline.
They have over 13 years’ experience of helping people claim their legal entitlement to compensation using their injury lawyers in Weaverthorpe.
Their injury lawyers in Weaverthorpe will process your claim on a 100% no win no fee basis, so you can start your claim without having to find the money upfront.
Go online and take their unique 30 second test to check if you can claim using their expert injury lawyers in Weaverthorpe.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown