A personal injury lawyer in Petrockstowe will help you with your asbestos compensation claim
Asbestos was widely used throughout the last century. All construction, manufacturing and shipbuilding industries were unaware of the dangers until 1999, when it came to light the effects that asbestos had, and it was completely banned by the UK.
By the time asbestos was found to be harmful, this of course was too late, and there are many victims who suffer asbestos-related conditions which are still coming to light even today. This is of course not only related to the UK, but was a worldwide issue — some countries don’t think the symptoms will fully take effect until around 2020.
Normally when making a personal injury claim, you would need to do so within three years of an incident. Asbestos is another matter, and the fact it can take up to 40 years for some of the effects to take place means that victims can actually claim within a period of three years from the date of the diagnosis.
The effects of being in contact with asbestos
With the slightest movement, asbestos become dangerous. It is made up of millions of small sharp fibres, and once moved becomes a fine dust which can then become airborne and settle in the lungs, leading to serious illnesses. This can manifest itself many years later, but it’s never too late for a personal injury lawyer in Petrockstowe to make a claim.
If you can prove that your claim for an industrial illness was caused by the negligence of your employer, even if the company is no longer operational, then a personal injury lawyer in Petrockstowe would then contact their insurers to settle the claim.
A few common asbestos-related problems
There are a vast amount of illness and diseases created by asbestos exposure within the industrial industry. A few of them are:
- Asbestos-related lung cancer;
- Benign asbestos pleural effusions; and
- Malignant mesothelioma.
Asbestos claims with a personal injury lawyer in Petrockstowe at Accident Advice Helpline
With a vast amount of knowledge and experience gained over the last 15 years of handling personal injury claims, we have helped a lot of victims with asbestos-related illnesses and diseases to receive the compensation that is rightfully theirs.
If you have contracted one of these horrendous diseases, you could find yourself too ill to make a personal injury claim. You can ask a family member or friend to contact us on your behalf. Please don’t lose out — we want you to receive what is rightfully yours.
Our helpline is available on 0800 180 4123. Our extremely friendly advisers will help you every step of the way and support you through the process. After all the information has been received and fully understood, you can then start the process for your claim.
Date Published: 27th February 2014
Author: David Brown