Asbestos was a white-coloured material used in flooring, insulation and roofing. It isn’t used today and is generally harmless when it’s left undisturbed. However, if it is moved around it can release a fine dust made of asbestos fibres, which can cause asbestosis.
What is Asbestosis?
Asbestosis is a form of lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos dust and fibres.
In the majority of cases, asbestosis will have little or no impact on a person’s life-span. The disease usually progresses slowly and in many cases remains stable.
In rare instances, deterioration can be more rapid, but there is no reliable way of predicting its progress.
Who is at risk of developing asbestosis?
Asbestosis develops in individuals who have had high levels of prolonged exposure to asbestos over many years. People who had jobs such as shipbuilders, laggers, joiners, boilermakers and fitters are more likely to have been exposed to the amount of asbestos required to develop asbestosis.
Who can make a claim for asbestosis?
Anyone suffering with asbestosis and has been diagnosed within the last 3 years can make a claim for financial compensation.
It is important to note that the 3 year limitation period for making a personal injury claim for asbestosis starts from the date you were first diagnosed with the disease, rather than when you were exposed to asbestos, which could have been as long as 50 years ago.
How do you claim for asbestosis?
If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, it is important to get in touch with Birchall Blackburn Law today to start your claim. Call our team on Freephone 0800 783 8485 or fill in our contact form here and we will get in touch with you.
Our experienced asbestosis solicitors and industrial disease team will guide you through the civil compensation claims process, taking on all responsibility to let you and your loved ones focus on what is important.
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