If you have been injured in an accident and it was not your own fault then you could be entitled to make an accident injury claim and seek cash compensation for your injuries and damages. To do this you will need a professional, knowledgeable and experienced injury solicitor. That’s where the injury lawyer in Biggar team at Accident Advice helpline can step in and save the day!
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The injury lawyer in Biggar team at Accident Advice helpline can deal with all kinds of injury claims. We can help you seek compensation whatever injury you may be suffering and whatever type of accident may have caused it. We also have the knowledge and experience of dealing with work related injuries and illness. These may have developed over a period of time and not be purely due to a one off incident or event. An example of this type of work related illness is Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer usually caused by exposure to the dust of asbestos, is classed as a work-related illness. Even small amounts of exposure can lead to Mesothelioma.
There are two types of Mesothelioma, namely pleural mesothelioma, which affects chest wall linings, and peritoneal mesothelioma. This latter type affects the lining of the abdomen and/ or stomach. It can take between 10 and 40 years after exposure to asbestos dust for the disease to develop.
During the earliest stages of this illness, or work injury, sufferers rarely experience any noteworthy symptoms. Once symptoms begin to manifest, they typically consist of:
- Persistent coughing
- Weight loss
- Lower back and/ or chest pains
These pains are due to pleural effusion, which is basically fluid building up between the layers of the pleura, which surround the lungs.
Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma may take some time to manifest. Once they do, they may include:
- Abdominal (stomach) pain
- Abdominal swelling caused by accumulation of fluids
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Weight loss
Once diagnosed, doctors determine which treatment will be most suitable. Which type of treatment is administered ultimately depends on the type and severity of Mesothelioma. In the meantime, the patient may be able to claim work injury compensation. This is where the injury lawyer in Biggar team at Accident Advice helpline can step in and help. We have vast experience in dealing with these types of claims.
To find out more about the injury lawyer in Biggar team and how they can help you with your accident injury claim then please call our free phone helpline number on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Remember we answer twenty four hours a day seven days a week so you can contact us at a time that suits you.
Date Published: 24th December 2013
Author: David Brown