Asbestosis is a very serious disease that unfortunately many people still suffer from nowadays. At Accident Advice Helpline, we receive many calls from people who want to make workplace claims in St Pauls, including for this terrible condition.
A very common mistake that people make is to confuse asbestosis with asbestos. Asbestos is the mineral which causes the disease (asbestosis). Exposure to asbestos can also cause many other life threatening diseases.
Exposure to asbestos and workplace claims in St Pauls
Asbestos used to be one of the most popular minerals back in the day and it was used for about 54 years before it was finally banned. Despite the fact that asbestos is no longer used in construction and other industries, exposure to it is still possible. Many old buildings and even ships have been built with the help of asbestos and people who work in such places are at risk.
Apart from this, people who do renovations or any type of repair work can also be accidentally exposed to asbestos. This can happen when replacing old pipes or pulling down an old ceiling for example. Some people think that asbestosis is the only disease that the dangerous mineral causes, but other diseases that can result from exposure to asbestos include pleural plaques, pleural thickening, mesothelioma and even lung cancer.
Claiming for asbestosis with a workplace claims in St Pauls
Claiming compensation for asbestosis is possible if it can be proven that you were exposed to asbestos because of somebody else’s negligence. As you probably know, the time period for making a claim is usually 3 years from the date of the accident, but asbestos related diseases are a little different. It may take 30 or more years for asbestosis or another diseases caused by exposure to the mineral to develop.
This makes things a little more complicated simply because proving what exactly caused the disease and who was responsible might turn out to be very difficult. In order to have the best chances for success, make sure to contact Accident Advice Helpline and get provided with support from our solicitors who are experienced with these types of claims.
Why Accident Advice Helpline and our solicitors?
We are a well-known and much respected personal injury claims company and we can provide you with the most skilled solicitors. We will offer to work on your case on a no-win, no-fee basis to give you the full amount of compensation you need.
Our advisers are always ready to help with your workplace claims in St Pauls, so you can call us whenever you need us on 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile phone or free on 0800 689 0500 from any land line phone. If it is more convenient for you, you can also text ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010 and expect a call from us.
Date Published: 16th November 2014
Author: David Brown