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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

    Lawyer in Blackwater

    Personal Injury Solicitors in Blackwater

    One of the more serious diseases that the asbestos disease experts at Accident Advice Helpline will have to deal with is mesothelioma. It is one of four diseases that can potentially be caused by exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, the annual number of cases of mesothelioma is set to rise and so Accident Advice Helpline may be having to deal with an increasing number of asbestos-related compensation claims over the coming decade.

    This is because mesothelioma takes a long time to develop. A construction site worker who was exposed to asbestos in his mid-twenties may not develop the disease until his fifties or sixties and so he will be thinking about starting an asbestos-related compensation claim many years later. Accident Advice Helpline can help with this difficult process at what is a very upsetting time for all concerned.

    Asbestos disease cases – the facts about mesothelioma

    Mesothelioma is one of the diseases that can be caused by asbestos exposure and so it features in many asbestos-related compensation claims. It is a very serious disease which is frequently diagnosed in the advanced stages and is nearly always fatal. It is much more common in males than in females and this is thought to be caused by more men working in the construction industry and being exposed to airborne fibres. Men who worked as carpenters, plumbers and electricians may be particularly at risk as the disease is most often recorded in these professions.

    Some major studies have been carried out to try and identify exactly how the asbestos contaminated the working environment and the use of insulation board containing brown asbestos (amosite) has been identified as a particular risk factor. This material was extensively used for fire protection in a wide range of buildings.

    The same studies did not manage to show that any particular profession was associated with the same disease in females and this may mean that females were exposed in places other than the workplace and this may include the home. The greater the total number of asbestos fibres that are breathed in the greater the risk of developing the disease – exposure can be very prolonged and in some cases lasted for many years.

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    If you suspect that an occupational (workplace) exposure has caused your mesothelioma and that your employer could have taken steps to prevent it then you can ring Accident Advice Helpline and discuss your potential asbestos-related compensation case. It is very easy to get hold of Accident Advice Helpline just when you want to as they operate a 24/7 hotline.

    Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have access to a local personal injury lawyer in Blackwater they can still represent you and your claim. This is because they are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Blackwater look no further than this expert service.

    They will also be able to handle your case on a no win no fee* basis so you do not have to pay out any large up front legal fees to get your case started.

    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: 9th February 2014

    Author: Sharon Parry

    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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.