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.

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