Asbestos used to be a popular product for people to use in the construction, shipbuilding, and building industries. It was widely used as it was cheap, flexible, and practically indestructible. It was most commonly used in the first half of the last century.
Although, now we know of course just how dangerous it is. But before it was made illegal in the UK, if you were exposed to it, or have been since, then you should consider using specialist solicitors in Kilmacolm so you can make an industrial illness compensation claim.
After 40 years, asbestos may be the cause of you using specialist solicitors in Kilmacolm
Asbestos was mainly made up of many small sharp fibres. It was fine as long as all of the fibres stuck together. The problems start when they do not stay together and they form dust particles that float up in the air. The dust settles on the lining of the lungs, eventually resulting in an illness or disease.
The workers in the construction and building and factory industries were probably the people who have been exposed the most. As the dust fibres then got on to their clothes and skin, they then went home to their families, and they ended up getting the disease as well. Lots of family members have made compensation claims, using specialist solicitors in Kilmacolm, because of their husbands or brothers, etc. jobs.
Asbestos and the industrial illnesses it can cause
There are numerous industrial illnesses and diseases that are related to exposure to asbestos, here are some examples:
- Diffuse pleural thickening
- Benign asbestos pleural effusions
- Asbestos related lung cancer
- Malignant mesothelioma
- Rounded atelectasis (folded lung)
Any one of these diseases can take up to 40 years to develop in to an illness.
The 3 year rule is relaxed when you make an injury claim like this, because of this. Instead of being three years from exposure, it is three years from the date of diagnosis or when you became aware of the disease.
Making your personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline
If your health is not up to contacting us yourself, get a relative to contact us on your behalf, you should not lose out on your compensation because of your illness. You, or they will find we are compassionate and sympathetic towards your plight, and will keep the hassle away as they make your personal injury claim.
Accident Advice Helpline have 14 years experience of handling personal injury compensation claims and over that time we have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation award they were entitled to, among them there have been numerous victims of industrial illnesses.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need advice about how to track down specialist injury lawyers to help you with a claim, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. We can put you in touch with the experts we work with in Scotland.
Call us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, from landlines, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
If you send us the text “claim365” to 88010, we will call you to find out how we can help you with the claims’ process.
So why not contact us now and find out more about how we can help you?