Asbestosis is a type of pulmonary fibrosis caused by asbestos fibres which have become lodged in the lungs after being inhaled from the air. The fibrosis causes the lungs to shrink, resulting in breathlessness. Asbestosis develops in some people who have breathed in a substantial amount of asbestos dust in the course of their work. It usually shows itself a long time after inhalation of the dust, often twenty or thirty years after the start of the exposure.
Access to Compensation
If yourself or a family member have been diagnosed with asbestosis, you may be eligible to bring an asbestosis compensation claim against your employers, even if they are no longer trading.
At the National Asbestos Helpline you can expect a first-class service from our experienced case managers and leading asbestos disease lawyers who are amongst the best in their field.
To discuss this further, please call us today on 0800 043 6635 or visit our ‘Make a Claim’ page.