No win no fee Aviemore solicitors will be there for you if you need to make an asbestos-related injury claim
Asbestos was used extensively in construction, shipbuilding and manufacturing in the second half of the last century. It was cheap, flexible and a good conductor, but then it was realised just how dangerous it is as well. It was banned totally in the UK in 1999, but much damage to workers had already been done.
As well as the workers that were exposed then, there is still asbestos in buildings and ships from that era, and sometimes victims are being exposed to it without their knowledge.
If you are one of the workers exposed to asbestos 40 years ago, or have been exposed to it recently, you should be thinking of using no win no fee Aviemore solicitors to claim compensation.
Owners of buildings, any part of which is rented out, have to have a specialist asbestos report carried out, and they are supposed to follow its recommendations. If any asbestos is found that needs removing, there are companies that have the correct protection for their staff to do just that. The problem occurs when landlords ignore the report and then more victims are exposed to asbestos, generally without being aware of it.
Asbestos is made up of millions of small, sharp fibres that become dangerous as dust floating in the air. This dust settles on the lining of the lungs, eventually resulting in an illness or disease.
Asbestos and the results of exposure
It was not just workers who suffered because of asbestos. Because it is a dust, it settled in their clothes and they took it home to their families, people next to whom they might have sat on a bus — in fact, anyone who came into contact with them at all. Asbestos-related diseases can take many years to develop, but once they do they tend to be nasty and often fatal. Such things as lung cancer can be a result of exposure.
Every day, new cases relating to the exposure from last century are still being reported, not just in the UK but also worldwide. The Australians are of the opinion that this will not peak until 2020, and then hopefully the number of cases will start to reduce.
Using no win no fee Aviemore lawyers to make your asbestos-related claim
Because of the nature of the illness and how it was contracted, you have three years from the date of diagnosis to make a claim. When you are ready, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline who have over 15 years’ experience of handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we have helped many thousands of claimants get the compensation to which they were entitled, among whom have been numerous victims of industrial illnesses.
We have a helpline that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 180 4123. You can speak to our friendly advisors, who will help you all they in in the processes required to start your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 11th January 2014
Author: David Brown