Work related illness includes Asbestos exposure which affects the lungs, causing and Cancer.
We can help you make a compensation claim our aim is to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Asbestos is often misused as a term for any asbestos related disease.
There are many different types of asbestos related diseases and they each vary in severity. The conditions include Pleural Plaques, Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and .
Asbestos related diseases take many years, usually at least 30 to develop.
Many workers exposed to Asbestos during the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s did so without knowing how much it would ultimately cost them in terms of health and quality of life.
Publicity regarding Asbestos compensation has largely focused on the Clyde shipyards but asbestos was widely used across Scotland.
Many workers will have been at risk from Asbestos exposure as it was widely used in manufacturing, shipbuilding and the building & construction industry.
If you were employed during these three decades, and believe you may be exposed to Asbestos dust, contact us today we can advise you in making an asbestos compensation claim.
Our role at Redress is to ensure that everyone affected by Asbestos see the quality of their lives improve following the award of compensation.
Insurers are loath to give away their money too easily to undeserving claimants and there are certain hoops that claimants must go through to receive the compensation that they deserve.
That’s why you need the expertise of Redress our skilled personal asbestos lawyers have helped thousands of victims claim the asbestos compensation they deserve.
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The symptoms of Asbestos related lung diseases typically develop over a period of years, most of which begin with respiratory problems.
Common signs of an Asbestos related disease include:
Types of workers who may be affected:
1. Collect detailed information on your full work history, including any use of asbestos or the release of asbestos dust which you may have been exposed to during that time.
2. Consult your doctor first, but be aware that many GP's have a limited knowledge of work related illnesses. Do not accept a doctor’s diagnosis against work-related illness as the last word if you are still in any doubt.
3. Request to be referred to a specialist with experience in occupational health who is better equipped to assess your condition.
4. Gather information and look for evidence of other employees who have suffered from a similar illness and information relating to the use of asbestos and actions which may have resulted in the release of asbestos dust used at work.
5. You should also approach the Department for Work and Pensions and claim the relevant benefits available for recognised industrial diseases. Your entitlement to these benefits will be an indication that your illness is work related.
6. Court proceedings must be commenced within 3 years of the date on which you first knew that you had a condition caused by your work. The time limit for those with mental incapacity may vary. If it is a fatal case and had not been time barred by the deceased then it will be 3 years from the date of death.
7. Contact Redress as soon as possible.
Remember, even if you’re not sure, Redress can still advise you free of charge at this stage regarding asbestos related illnesses and are here to help you with any questions you may have call us now on 0800 0287828.