There are some health hazards that the ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers in Cumbria are unlikely to deal with. For example, the hazards of riding a bicycle in central London. The ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers in Cumbria are only likely to encounter this sort of case if a resident of Cumbria travels to London, gets hurt, and then travels back home again to make a claim.
There are other health hazards that occur in every part of the country and the hazard from asbestos is one of these. You may have heard about the risk of asbestos-related disease from TV programmes or newspaper articles. Sometimes the subject is covered more widely in the media than at others but the risk never goes away. Lawyers from all over the country can find themselves dealing with asbestos claims and the ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers in Cumbria are no exception.
If you are worried that you have acquired an asbestos related disease due to no fault of your own then you can consult the ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers in Cumbria. Accident Advice Helpline are the organisation that can get this set up for you – just give them a call whenever you want.
‘No win, no fee*’ lawyers in Cumbria can help you get compensation from the person or organisation that is at fault for your disease. Here are some more details about how that works.
‘No win, no fee*’ lawyers in Cumbria – the disease
Asbestos-related diseases account for around 4500 deaths a year in the UK. It causes four possible diseases in the human body which are:
- Mesothelioma (this is always fatal)
- Lung cancer (often causes death)
- Asbestosis (not necessarily fatal but causes severe disability)
- Diffuse pleural thickening (not fatal)
This is how it works. Asbestos fibres (which are very small) enter the human lung when you breathe in air. If you work or live in an area where there are a lot of airborne asbestos fibres then you will inevitably breathe more in. The more you breathe in the higher the risk of developing asbestos related disease. Most people were exposed when they were working. It does not make you ill straight away – it takes years for the disease to develop. This is why the usual legal time limit of three years does not apply to asbestos-related disease.
‘No win, no fee*’ lawyers in Cumbria – the claims process
If you think that you may have grounds to start an asbestos claim with the ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers in Cumbria then all you have to do is give Accident Advice Helpline a call. Their advisers will be able to advise you on how to take the claim to the next stage. The principle is that you will make a claim against your employer (or your former employer) because they did not take steps to protect your health and safety.