Asbestos is all around us. At one time asbestos was a highly valued building material due to its fire resistance and durability. Unfortunately people did not realize what exposure to this substance could do for the health and well being of those that worked with it over the years. Those that have been exposed to asbestos can suffer from many different health issues that can lead to loss of income, quality of life, and eventual death. If you or a loved one feel that you have been exposed then you deserve help and compensation. Here are some things you should know about asbestos exposure.
Lung Damage and Asbestosis
Those exposed to asbestos often develop a condition known as asbestosis. This condition occurs when someone inhales asbestos enough that a lesion develops on healthy lung tissue. This can cause limited breathing ability or even lung cancer. Anything that reduces your ability to breathe well will absolutely inhibit how well you can perform many tasks.
Damage to the lungs can lead to sufferers having to rely on bottled oxygen for the rest of their life. This added inconvenience can also make it hard or impossible to enjoy physical activities. There is no cure for asbestosis so it is essential that treatments are available to people that alleviate symptoms and discourage them from progressing at a more rapid rate.
Asbestos Compensation Claims for Contractors
Those that have worked in the construction industry or those that have participated in renovations or destruction of older properties, may have been exposed to asbestos. In the past most did not acknowledge what asbestos could do to their health so little precautions were taken. The most likely scenario for damage occurs when older buildings are being demolished or renovated. Asbestos is not used anymore so older construction is most often the culprit when it comes to exposure rates.
Asbestos Compensation Claims for Miners and Industrial Workers
Mining of raw materials is a very important job that unfortunately takes a big toll on the health of those doing it. Modern mines have better safety equipment and procedures in place than in the past. If you feel that the mining company you worked for did not offer sufficient training or provide you with the right type of respiratory equipment then you might be eligible for compensation to help cover the costs of extra medical care, lost work time, and other expenses that occur when you are unable to perform daily activities without help.
Deadline For Claims
Depending upon circumstances in your area there is likely a deadline for when you can make an asbestos claim. In the UK the rule is generally 3 years from the time symptoms are noticed.
Sometimes claims can be made up to 3 years postmortem if wrongful exposure is suspected. It is best to check your local statue of limitation laws to ensure that you still have a valid claim for damages.
Multiple Claims Are No Problem
If you worked in a field where you were exposed to asbestos you may have other valid claims for health care costs and damages. Arthritis, loss of hearing, and other industrial diseases are all common among those suffering from the effects of asbestos exposure.
When you contact our experienced team of solicitors you will be talking to a team that knows how to get the most out of a claim. We can help you set up doctor appointments and fill out forms for you so that your claim is not stalled due to a minor paperwork issue.
No Win No Fee Asbestosis Claims
Asbestos claims are very common in today’s modern world. Gathering evidence to support your case may not be hard but it can be time consuming. You want to make sure that you are making the best use of your time and actually making progress towards getting your compensation.
Call us today to arrange for a free consultation. Our law team is very careful about client confidentiality and we are understanding of any special needs or concerns you might have. Making a claim against an employer can feel overwhelming but it doesn’t have to if you let us help you.