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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Solicitors for asbestos claims

    Asbestos diseases can result from the inhalation of asbestos fibres. While many people inhale asbestos fibres over the course of their lifetime, very few people fall ill from their exposure. Those unfortunate enough to do so may suffer from one of the following diseases and require the professional services of solicitors for asbestos claims:


    Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer that grows in the outer lining of the lungs. It can cause a range of symptoms, including breathlessness, weight loss, tiredness and chest pain.

    Lung cancer

    Unlike mesothelioma, lung cancer is associated with a variety of causes, including exposure to large quantities of asbestos. Lung cancer symptoms include chest pain, breathlessness, recurrent chest infections, coughing up blood and weight loss.

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    Asbestosis is a progressive lung condition that leads to respiratory disability. The symptoms of asbestosis include chronic coughing, shortness of breath and tiredness.

    Diffuse pleural thickening

    Diffuse pleural thickening develops when areas of the lung thicken as a result of scarring caused by asbestos fibres. While the condition does not usually pose a threat to life, it can cause respiratory disability.

    Pleural plaques

    Pleural plaques are areas of scarring on the lungs. They do not cause respiratory disability.

    Receiving an asbestos disease diagnosis

    Receiving an asbestos disease diagnosis can be a distressing experience. While treatment options may be available to you, there are no known cures for asbestos diseases. Whether or not you decide to undergo treatment, you are likely to require considerable assistance with everyday tasks as your illness progresses. The cost of drafting in professional help may put you at risk of financial problems and it is for this reason that you may wish to consider making a compensation claim with the help of our solicitors for asbestos claims.

    Pursuing your asbestos compensation claim through solicitors for asbestos claims

    If you have contracted asbestos disease as a direct consequence of your occupation, Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors will be able to provide you with guidance on making a claim. They will ask you a few simple questions relating to your asbestos exposure to determine whether you are eligible for compensation.

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    If you are entitled to make a claim, they will hand your case over to our solicitors for asbestos claims who will explain perplexing legal jargon to you in plain English and collect all the evidence required to obtain the maximum possible compensation for your claim. For more information, call our helpline or fill out your details through our compensation calculator. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 28th July 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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