Has asbestos exposure affected your health? You may be entitled to claim compensation from £20,000 to £250,000+. Get in touch with the National Asbestos Helpline now or call us on Freephone 0800 043 6635.
If you have been exposed to the deadly dust and fibres and have developed an asbestos-related disease, you are owed justice and financial peace of mind, so that you can meet your own needs now and prepare for your family’s future.
At the National Asbestos Helpline, we provide completely free support and assistance to as many people affected by asbestos as we can, and we will find out if someone can claim government benefits and/or compensation for their exposure to asbestos. Our team of specialist asbestos lawyers work on a “No Win, No Fee” basis, meaning you will never be out of pocket for claiming compensation.
Can I claim compensation after exposure to asbestos?
Compensation for a personal injury following exposure to asbestos is available to individuals who have gone on to develop an asbestos-related disease that is causing a disability.
These diseases include:
- Asbestos-related diffuse pleural thickening
- Asbestos-related lung cancer
It is also possible for a family member to claim on behalf of a loved one if they have passed away from an asbestos-related disease, or they do not have the capacity to make a claim themselves.
What trades were at risk of asbestos exposure?
Asbestos was widely used throughout many industries in thousands of materials.
Widely known for its fireproofing abilities, asbestos was a common ingredient in insulating products. Manufacturers typically added asbestos to these products to make them stronger and fire-resistant.
The people who are most at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases are usually those who were exposed to it on a regular basis, most often in a job where they worked directly with asbestos or through substantial environmental contact.
Trades that were most at risk of coming into regular contact with asbestos include:
- Insulation workers
- Demolition and wrecking crews
- Floor layers
Asbestos-related diseases can take anywhere between 10 and 50 years to develop – you may not notice any changes to your health for quite some time. Because of this, it is important to make note of where and how you were exposed to asbestos, and to what extent.
If you were exposed through no fault of your own, such as in your place of work, and develop an asbestos-related disease later in life, you may be entitled to financial compensation and government benefits. To find out if you are eligible, get in touch with us today.
What are the symptoms of an asbestos-related lung disease?
Asbestos diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and diffuse pleural thickening, take between 10 and 50 years to develop following exposure to asbestos dust and fibres.
The symptoms of an asbestos-related disease can include:
- Feeling breathless
- Chest pain
- Persistent coughing
- Weight loss
- Heavy sweating
- Loss of appetite
If you have any concerns about your symptoms, contact your GP and call us for free and confidential advice.