Asbestos Claims and what to do if you wish to claim
Asbestos claims have been brought forward at an ever-growing rate for many years in England and Wales across the past few decades since the negative effects of exposure to asbestos became well-known. Exposure to asbestos fibres and asbestos dust was first recognised in the early 1900’s to be an occupational hazard and since then there have been many asbestos claims brought against employers and asbestos manufacturing companies that failed to put appropriate precautionary measures in place for employees despite knowing about the links between exposure to asbestos and fatal diseases such as mesothelioma.
Aside from mesothelioma there are also several other serious asbestos related illnesses caused by exposure to asbestos that can lead to people making asbestos claims which include the conditions of asbestosis, lung cancer, pleural plaques and pleural thickening. Each of these conditions can vary considerably in terms of severity and symptoms, as well as life expectancy. Regardless of which asbestos related disease a person may have been diagnosed with, it may be possible for them to bring an asbestos claim if it can be proven the condition was caused by exposure to asbestos fibres or asbestos dust, thus claiming compensation.
The risk of exposure to asbestos comes not just from working in an asbestos related industry, but also from exposure to asbestos fibres and asbestos dust. Anybody exposed to these components over a long period of time may be eligible to make an asbestos claim. The risk for family members or any other inhabitant of a household can arise if the asbestos dust has settled on a worker’s clothing, hair or skin, including anyone living in close proximity to a factory or any other workplace where asbestos is regularly used. Asbestos claims can be made even if the company has since gone out of business. If the employer or company in question is no longer in operation, an asbestos claim may still be brought against the insurance company that covered said employer at the time of exposure.
You can and most definitely should make a compensation claim even if your asbestos illness is considered minor otherwise this could have a detrimental effect in the future should your illness deteriorate or progress which can happen in many instances.
Making an asbestos claim for compensation is one of the most complex and challenging areas of personal injury law. To ensure you get the maximum compensation you and your family are entitled to is to seek legal advice from professionals with specialist expertise in dealing with asbestos claims.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with or passed away from an asbestos-related illness don’t hesitate to contact us at Asbestos Health Check. We are here for you and to help you get the necessary advice about your condition, how best to cope with it and advise you on any benefits/compensation you may be entitled to. Feel free to email us at; http://www.asbestoshealthcheck.co.uk/contact-us/