When most people hear the term asbestos-related lung cancer they typically think of mesothelioma. However, while pleural mesothelioma is possibly the most well-known of the diseases caused by exposure to asbestos fibres and dust, it is not the only lung cancer which may result.
While full and accurate figures are hard to come by, the Government estimates that there are in excess of 2,000 deaths each year caused by asbestos-related lung cancer, on top of the 2,500 deaths caused by mesothelioma.
Sometimes it may be difficult to prove that a non-specified type of lung cancer is attributable to asbestos exposure, especially if you are a smoker, but if you have worked in any of the following industries or trades, there's an increased likelihood that you will have come into contact with asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) at some point in your career.
- Shipyard Workers
- Steel workers
- Marine Engineers
- Pipe Fitters
- Other Fitters
- French Polishers
Do you want to discuss your circumstances with a solicitor?
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and feel it may have been as a result of asbestos exposure, you may be able to make ashould consider your right to claim for asbestos-related lung cancer compensation.
You can contact our lung disease solicitors using any of the green buttons on the bottom right-hand side of this page, or you can call us on 0800 0891331.
At Thompsons, we only act for injured people, so we have years of experience winning claims for people who have become ill or have been injured through no fault of their own. It is always our goal to secure you the maximum compensation in the minimum time.