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.
Looking for a lawyer in Blackwater?
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