Asbestos Related Diseases Compensation Claims

 

Unfortunately lung disease caused by asbestos has been increasing for many years and every year thousands of people are affected by asbestos related lung disease. As well as causing an individual potentially very serious medical harm and personal injury, a lung disease from asbestos can also lead to death in serious cases. If you think you may be suffering from asbestos disease symptoms or have been diagnosed with asbestos lung disease you could be able to claim compensation for asbestos exposure.

 

Diseases Caused By Asbestos Exposure

 

Most people who find themselves suffering with an asbestos related disease will have come into contact with asbestos in the workplace, and as the symptoms of asbestos disease can occur many years later the disease may not become apparent until much later. In fact, many people forget they have come into contact with a harmful substance like asbestos until they start to suffer asbestos lung disease symptoms. Exposure can also be secondary for example a spouse or other family members can be exposed to asbestos from another family member bringing it home on their work cloths.

 

What disease do you get from asbestos? There are a number of different diseases that can be caused by coming into contact with asbestos and they vary in severity; some cause minor health problems but others can cause long term, life threatening illnesses. Some of the most common asbestos related disease include pleural thickening, lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis but there are others.

 

Making an Asbestos Disease Claim

 

If you find yourself suffering with an asbestos related disease, it is likely that you will be eligible to make an asbestos disease claim for compensation. Though it is possible to come into contact with asbestos in other ways, the most common is in the workplace. Compensation is claimed against your employer even if they are no longer a trading company.

 

Examples of asbestos exposure at work include:-

 

  • Asbestos exposure in schools;

  • Royal Navy asbestos compensation claims;

  • Asbestos in brakes;

  • Turner & Newall asbestos claims;

  • Asbestos claims against British Rail;

  • Asbestos claims against the MOD;

  • Asbestos exposure in the construction of power stations e.g. asbestos lagger.

 

How Much Compensation For Asbestos Exposure?

 

Asbestos compensation amounts vary depending on the type of illness you have suffered and the long term health problems you face. Medical expenses, lost wages from time away from work, pain and suffering, and financial losses are all taken into account. Compensation for asbestos related death can also be claimed. It is advisable to speak to asbestos compensation solicitors for advice on the specific circumstances of your case.

 

How To Claim For Asbestos Exposure Compensation?

 

Asbestos exposure claims are complex and in order to successfully resolve an asbestos disease claim a great deal of experience and knowledge is required, and that’s where I come in. I have dealt with many successful asbestos claims and have the professional insight required to do so. I understand the stress that can come with making a claim and therefore work hard to keep the process as straightforward and efficient as possible. Above all I strive to maximise the compensation for asbestos victims.

 

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease or believe you may have been exposed to asbestos, call me on 01507 609027 or contact me online for a free, no-obligation consultation about your claim.

Subscribe to Updates
Subscribe to:
Like   Back to Top   Seen 6 times   Liked 0 times

Subscribe to Updates

If you enjoyed this, why not subscribe to free email updates ?

Subscribe to Blog updates

Enter your email address to be notified of new posts:

Subscribe to:

Alternatively, you can subscribe via RSS

‹ Return to Blog

We never share or sell your email address to anyone.

I've already subscribed / don't show me this again

Recent Posts

Lincolnshire firm fined after worker fell 7m from forklift truck

| 04th September 2017 | Personal Injury

A worker suffered serious injuries when he fell while carrying out maintenance work at a Lincolnshire seafood processing factory, a jury was told. Virginius Kurselis was standing inside a box held up by a forklift truck when he fell seven metres while painting at the Fishgate Ltd factory at Brookenby near Market Rasen. Mr Kurselis spent four weeks on hospital and underwent two operations as a result of injuries he received as a result of the fall in July 2013. His left leg was shattered and his right foot was broken. He also suffered a cracked pelvis and a dislocated right arm. Robert Stevenson, prosecuting, said that Mr Kurselis was employed as a packer but was asked to paint gutterings and down pipes in preparation for a visit from a customer. Mr Kurselis initially used a ladder but changed and stood in a box which was lifted by a forklift truck to the required height. Mr Stevenson said: “Unfortunately the box tipped forward and Mr Kurselis fell. “Mr Kurselis was employed as a factory operative. His role was as a packer but on the day he was asked to do some painting. “The company was expecting a visit from a new customer and wanted the building to look more presentable. “He wasn’t given any training as to how to safely carry out that work. “There was an absence of any instruction and there was an absence of any supervision.” Fishgate Ltd of Brookenby Business Park, Binbrook, denied a charge of failing to discharge a duty of health, safety and welfare of an employee. The firm was convicted by a jury following a short trial and fined £100,000 and ordered to pay £19,032 prosecution costs The company is currently in administration and was not represented in court. Recorder Paul Mann QC, passing sentence, said: “Mr Kursilis was given no advice as to how to do this safely and no equipment apart from a tin of paint and a brush. “This was an accident waiting to happen. “He was very badly injured. He could so easily have been killed.”   Lincolnshire Reporter...

Five people hospitalised after serious road accident on the A18.

| 26th August 2017 | Personal Injury

  Five people, including two children, have been taken to hospital following a crash on the A18.   The incident happened at around 5.15pm on Wednesday, July 26 after a two vehicle crash was reported close to Hall Farm in Melton Ross Barnetby, near Humberside Airport.   A grey Nissan Navara and a silver coloured Audi estate car collided and a road closure was required to enable the attendance of emergency services.   The injuries to the children are thought to be minor, however one person is believed to have sustained serious injuries.   A man believed to be the driver of the Nissan left the scene of the collision and enquiries were undertaken to locate him without success.   Those enquiries are ongoing.   The road re-opened at 10.30pm.   Anyone with information is asked to call Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 397 of July 26.   Humberside Police originally said that the Audi driver fled the scene of the crash. However, they have now said that they believe the Nissan driver left the scene.   Source – Lincolnshire Reporter...

Lincolnshire firm fined after worker fell 7m from forklift truck

| 03rd August 2017 | Personal Injury

Lincolnshire firm fined after worker fell 7m from forklift truck A worker suffered serious injuries when he fell while carrying out maintenance work at a Lincolnshire seafood processing factory, a jury was told. Virginius Kurselis was standing inside a box held up by a forklift truck when he fell seven metres while painting at the Fishgate Ltd factory at Brookenby near Market Rasen. Mr Kurselis spent four weeks on hospital and underwent two operations as a result of injuries he received as a result of the fall in July 2013. His left leg was shattered and his right foot was broken. He also suffered a cracked pelvis and a dislocated right arm. Robert Stevenson, prosecuting, said that Mr Kurselis was employed as a packer but was asked to paint gutterings and down pipes in preparation for a visit from a customer. Mr Kurselis initially used a ladder but changed and stood in a box which was lifted by a forklift truck to the required height. Mr Stevenson said: “Unfortunately the box tipped forward and Mr Kurselis fell. “Mr Kurselis was employed as a factory operative. His role was as a packer but on the day he was asked to do some painting. “The company was expecting a visit from a new customer and wanted the building to look more presentable. “He wasn’t given any training as to how to safely carry out that work. “There was an absence of any instruction and there was an absence of any supervision.” Fishgate Ltd of Brookenby Business Park, Binbrook, denied a charge of failing to discharge a duty of health, safety and welfare of an employee. The firm was convicted by a jury following a short trial and fined £100,000 and ordered to pay £19,032 prosecution costs The company is currently in administration and was not represented in court. Recorder Paul Mann QC, passing sentence, said: “Mr Kursilis was given no advice as to how to do this safely and no equipment apart from a tin of paint and a brush. “This was an accident waiting to happen. “He was very badly injured. He could so easily have been killed.”   Lincolnshire Reporter...

Worker loses fingers fixing a gate

| 28th July 2017 | Personal Injury

Company fined £8,000 after worker loses fingers fixing a gate A company has been fined £8,000 with cost of £2,080 following a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation into the loss of an employee’s two middles fingers. After LKAB Minerals (Richmond) Ltd’s main entrance gate broke, they assigned the worker to fix it, during which both his fingers were severed. The HSE found the company failed to: • identify the risks of the worker doing this task • devise safety measures to ensure a safe way of working • provide information, instruction and training regarding the task • ensure the workers has the correct supervision and monitoring LKAB Minerals pleaded guilty to breaching Section 2 (1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 at the Sheffield Magistrates’ Court. LexisNexis and LNB News...