Personal injury lawyer in Lydd and the dangers of asbestos
The dangers of asbestos were not discovered until the second half of the last century. If the knowledge had existed earlier how dangerous it was, something would have been done sooner to help victims that were exposed to it. You may be able to make an injury claim using the personal injury lawyer in Lydd, to help you, if you have been subjected to asbestos poisoning, whether it is because of your employment or some other way.
How asbestos exposure can injure you
Years ago asbestos was used heavily within the construction, manufacturing and shipbuilding industries. It was used as it proved to be cheap, practically indestructible, and flexible, but as many people can now testify to, it has also been extremely dangerous.
If you have been exposed to asbestos and made ill by its effects, you should talk to the personal injury lawyer in Lydd about making a personal injury compensation claim.
The illness and diseases asbestos exposure can cause
There are many asbestos related illnesses and diseases, but the most common ones are:
- Malignant mesothelioma
- Asbestos-related lung cancer
- Pleural plaques
- Diffuse pleural thickening
- Benign asbestos pleural effusions
- Rounded atelectasis (folded lung)
Some of these conditions do not develop for many years after the exposure, but when they do, they are usually life threatening, and can cause untold misery for the victim and their families. Asbestos was not banned in the UK until the end of the century, and by then thousands of victims had been exposed.
Because of the length of time it takes for these diseases to show themselves, new cases are reported daily and this situation is likely to continue for many years to come. It is anticipated that the peak of reported cases will not be until 2020.
A personal injury lawyer in Lydd at Accident Advice Helpline and making an asbestos injury compensation claim
Personal injury claims should be made within 3 years of the accident to qualify for compensation. In the case of industrial diseases, such as asbestos exposure, this rule varies, as the victim could well not be aware of the injury till many years later. In these cases, they have 3 years from the date of diagnosis to make their asbestos injury claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you gain access to justice and obtain the personal injury compensation you are entitled to for your asbestos related illness.
We deal with all types of injuries, from all types of accidents and you can make contact with us on our freephone number, 0800 180 4123. You will speak to one of our friendly, professional advisors who will give you free legal advice and assist you in any way they can. Then, if you wish to continue, they will start the processes of your claim.
Date Published: 23rd February 2014