We offer personal Injury compensation claims advice relating to the work related illness Asbestosis.
Many workers will have been at risk from Asbestos exposure as it was widely used in manufacturing, shipbuilding and the building & construction industry. Asbestosis is a recognised industrial disease.
If you were exposed to asbestos and believe you may have Asbestosis we can advise you in making an asbestosis compensation claim.
In the vast majority of cases, asbestosis develops after several years of inhaling asbestos dust and fibres. The dust enters the narrow tubes leading to the lungs and causes scarring and thickening, known as Fibrosis. In turn, the Fibrosis can cause the lungs to lose some of their elasticity and not function properly.
The symptoms of asbestosis can vary greatly from person to person. Some people will experience breathing difficulties and chest pains while others may suffer no symptoms but die of respiratory failure.
The main point to remember is that the earlier asbestosis is diagnosed, the better the condition can be monitored. X-Rays, scans and lung-function tests can diagnose Asbestosis and monitor its progression.
Our role at Redress is to ensure that everyone affected by Asbestosis see the quality of their lives improve following the award of cash 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 asbestosis lawyers have helped thousands of victims claim the asbestosis compensation they deserve.
provided by Frank Maguire, Partner and Senior Solicitor Advocate who has been at the forefront of asbestos litigation and advances both in respect of liability and damages.
The symptoms of Asbestosis related lung diseases typically develop over a period of years, most of which begin with respiratory problems.
Common signs of an Asbestosis 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 GPs 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 and are here to help you with any questions you may have in relation to making a claim for asbestosis compensation.