For many years Asbestos was the hidden threat that lurked in the walls of homes and offices. As a result many people are now suffering the affects of Asbestos poisoning. But if you’re one of them, what are your options and can you find a personal injury lawyer in Amersham who can help you with the case
Because asbestos is resistant to fire, it was a popular building material. However the health problems it can cause are severe. The tiny fibres can get into the lungs causing inflammation and, in some cases, lung cancer.
Can you claim
If you think you have any of the symptoms then you need to find out whether or not you are indeed suffering from asbestos poisoning. Consult a doctor and get a diagnosis. If this is confirmed then the next thing to do is to work out where it came from.
In many cases, asbestos poisoning results as a result of working conditions. If you’ve been working in the same place for a long period of time, then there is a good chance that you’re suffering this because of the working conditions you’ve been subjected to. If the employer knew about the harmful nature of asbestos but still did nothing, then there is a good chance that you will be able to make a claim.
That’s because all employers are obliged to undertake certain obligations to ensure the safety of their employees. This includes some of the common accidents that can and often do happen around the house, but it also includes ongoing conditions whose causes are a little more long term.
They will be at fault if they could have taken reasonable measures to remove the threat but chose not to do so. An employer could be liable if they refused to remove asbestos from the premises.
Make a note of any conversations you’ve had with your employer about the issue. For example, if you highlighted the issue but nothing was done then there is a good chance that this would be reasonable cause to claim compensation.
Finding a personal injury lawyer in Amersham
However, the most important thing to do is to find a personal injury lawyer who has specific knowledge of this type of case. Asbestos cases are a little more specialist than other types of personal injury law, so they require someone who is really good at knowing whether or not you have a case. Most lawyers will say if their specialism include asbestos cases.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have lawyers whose skills encompass the entire remit of personal injury law so there is a good chance that we’ll be able to help you out.
We are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Amersham or anywhere else in the UK, make us your first point of call.
So, to find a personal injury lawyer who is also an expert in asbestos cases give our team a call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 23rd March 2014
Author: David Brown