Asbestos was historically used extensively in a range of workplaces and buildings and can still be found within old buildings today.
Therefore there are many workers who could have been exposed to asbestos in the past, that later is proved to have caused a serious asbestos-related medical condition, such as asbestosis. It could even take over 40 years to show any affects after the initial exposure meaning many victims were exposed between 1950’s to 1980’s.
Although asbestos has come into contact with many workers, there are particular types of work that are more likely to be hazardous. Often this is because the workers are more frequently exposed to asbestos, which is why asbestosis is often referred to as an occupational lung disease.
Asbestosis is normally caused by long term exposure to asbestos, as the inhaled particles cause the lungs to become aggravated and inflamed. The immune system cannot digest asbestos particles, which means that the immune cells can cause a mass on the lungs seriously effecting breathing.
Sadly this could lead to a future heart attack or could develop into lung cancer at a later date.
Some of the symptoms of asbestosis are as follows:
Asbestosis can have serious long term complications becoming progressively worse, which is why it could be necessary to make an asbestosis claim for compensation. Asbestosis compensation can help to cover any past or present loss of earnings, as well as helping the victim to afford specialist medical care.
There are strict time limits on making an asbestosis claim so it is important to seek legal advice on your options when you have been diagnosed with the disease.
We have a highly experienced legal team who have helped many asbestosis victims, including Hattons Solicitors Senior Partner Bruce Hatton, who has been helping victims for over 20 years.
Hattons Solicitors can advise you of your best options and answer any concerns or questions that you have before processing any claim.
We work closely with our clients to keep them informed about their claim and our clients can also be reassured by having access to our online file view system to find out where their case is up to at their own convenience.
If you would like legal advice on making a asbestosis claim after exposure to asbestos please call our legal team on 0800 298 9690 or alternatively fill in the Claim Now form and we will call you back.