Making a personal injury claim – Asbestos
If you have been exposed to asbestos and think you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation, contact our personal injury lawyer in Bishops Cannings today to find out more.
Our personal injury lawyer in Bishops Cannings can give you all the information you need to process a claim for compensation against the person, or people, you believe are responsible, and help win you the result you need.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral which used to be used in construction, shipbuilding and manufacturing. As it had many positive properties, for example, it was non-flammable, versatile and flexible – it was an exceptionally popular material.
Unfortunately it became apparent over time that despite having many uses, asbestos was also exceptionally dangerous. Asbestos itself is made up of fibres, and when the fibres are inhaled this can create devastating conditions often collectively referred to as Asbestos related diseases.
What is an asbestos related disease?
There are a number of asbestos related diseases, and no matter which one you have been diagnosed with, our personal injury lawyer in Bishops Cannings will be able to assist you in making a claim for compensation.
For example we can help with:
- Pleural plaques
- Lung cancer
One of the problems with asbestos related diseases is the length of time it can take for them to develop. Our personal injury lawyer in Bishops Cannings is well aware that the shortest latency period from inhalation to potential health complications is between 10 and 15 years; however, it often takes up to 35 years for the onset of symptoms (and in some cases 50 years).
This can make it exceptionally difficult to pinpoint precisely when exposure took place, and therefore who is liable for the exposure and the condition you have been diagnosed with. However, with years of experience under our belts we know that our personal injury lawyer in Bishops Cannings will still be able to help you make a claim for personal injury compensation if that is what you would like to do.
How a personal injury lawyer in Bishops Cannings can help
Our personal injury lawyer in Bishops Cannings can help by ensuring that you have access to an independent medical expert who will be able to review your medical history and current medical records.
Our personal injury lawyer in Bishops Cannings has handled hundreds of asbestos related cases over the years and is well aware that although it is by no means not impossible, the chances of developing an asbestos related disease through one-off exposure is minimal. Therefore it is more likely that you will have been exposed as a result of working conditions or the general work environment. We will be able to sit with you and help you try to pinpoint when exposure is likely to have taken place.
Why not take our 30 second test today to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to, which you can then use to help your recovery and plan for your future.
Or alternatively give one of our friendly advisors a call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 31st March 2014
Author: David Brown