All manufacturing industries in the last century used asbestos. It wasn’t until 1999 when it was completely banned in UK that the full effects of how dangerous it was came to light.
By the time people realised how dangerous asbestos is, many people had already suffered harm because of it. Even up until today there are still reports of asbestos-related illness coming to light.
In normal circumstances when it comes to claiming compensation you have 3 years’ from the date the accident occurred but as Asbestos exposure can take up to 40 years to manifest itself, you have normally have 3 years’ from the date of diagnosis to make a claim.
How dangerous is asbestos?
The problem with asbestos it’s a very unstable. It’s made up of microscopic sharp fibres and are harmless if the fibres stay together but this just doesn’t happen. The slightest movement of the particles turns to a fine dust which then becomes air born and goes into the lungs causing illness and disease.
There are numerous amount of industrial illnesses and diseases related to the exposure of asbestos, some of them are:
• Asbestos related lung cancer
• Diffuse pleural thickening
• Benign pleural effusions
• Rounded atelectasis (folded lung)
• Pleural plaques
If you’ve contracted an illness because of exposure to asbestos, or any harmful chemical, a lawyer in Stowe may be able to help you to take legal action. If you worked with the chemical, for example, your employer may be found it be liable for your illness and you could obtain compensation from them.
Making a claim with a lawyer in Stowe
Taking legal action may not seem easy, particularly if you’re unwell or dealing with the effects of your illness. However, if you choose to work with an experienced lawyer in Stowe, you can obtain compensation without having to deal with the difficult aspects of your claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have plenty of experience in dealing with these types of claims and we’d be happy to help you. If you’d like to find out more about the assistance a lawyer in Stowe could offer, why not contact us for free no-obligation advice today?
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Don’t forget – we always work on a no-win, no-fee basis so you won’t have to pay anything upfront if you decide to make a personal injury claim with us.
To learn more about taking action now, just call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
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Date Published: 4th March 2014
Author: David Brown