- Asbestosis up to £58,000
- Lung Cancer up to £55,000
Have you been diagnosed with asbestosis? Claims National is an industrial disease specialist who can provide you with free help and advice in relation to making a compensation claim for industrial asbestosis.
Asbestosis is where scarring of the lungs occurs, caused by exposure to and inhalation of asbestos fibres. The scarring will gradually become worse and symptoms can often include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, and sometimes weight loss. Asbestosis can be a contributing factor in lung cancer.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer which can be caused by a single asbestos fibre becoming embedded in the lining of your organs which may cause a malignant tumour to form. Fibres can become embedded in the lungs (pleural mesothelioma), the heart (pericardial mesothelioma) and stomach (peritoneal mesothelioma).
Who is at risk of Asbestosis and Mesothelioma?
People who work or have worked as the following, are more likely to have been in contact with substantial amounts of asbestos;
- Electrical engineers
- Heating engineers
- Construction workers
- Vehicle mechanics
- Workers producing asbestos products
What are the symptoms of Asbestosis?
The symptoms of asbestosis often only appear after 15-20 years after the initial exposure to asbestos. Symptoms begin gradually, and may become more noticeable over a few years. Common symptoms are shortness of breath (initially after physical activity, but eventually while resting as well), coughing, wheezing, chest pain, swelling in the fingers.
Can I claim compensation for Asbestosis and Mesothelioma?
Because these diseases take time to develop and for symptoms to become noticeable, often the employer or person you would make a claim against are no longer around. This means that a claim is complicated. Medical evidence is required, and your solicitor will appoint a medical expert to show that the condition was caused by exposure to a particular substance. Despite the complications of a claim for Asbestosis and Mesothelioma, most are successful.
How do I claim compensation for Asbestosis and Mesothelioma?
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