We’ll use our experience with asbestosis claims to help you
If you’re suffering from asbestosis, or any other asbestos-related illness, then we may be able to help you make a compensation claim for the impact it’s had on your life.
If you’re ready to speak to somebody about making an claim for asbestosis, then call us for free on 0800 540 4258 for a confidential, no obligation chat today.
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What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used in many areas of industry between 1945 and 1999, before it was banned.
The danger to humans arises because asbestos fibres, when inhaled, cause aggravation and inflammation of the lungs.
This aggravation can lead to asbestosis, along with other asbestos-related illnesses.
What is asbestosis?
Asbestosis is a disease caused by breathing in asbestos over a long period of time.
When asbestos is disturbed or deteriorating, it releases small particles and fibres that are easily inhaled. The asbestos fibres inhaled from being near asbestos can cause scarring to your lungs. Inhaled asbestos can also cause your immune system to act against these foreign particles. However, your immune system is not effective against asbestos fibres.
Instead of being able to break down the asbestos particles, your immune system causes a lump or mass to form in your lung, which can lead to a shortness of breath and chest problems.
Unfortunately, if you have asbestosis, you are also more likely to develop lung cancer.
Symptoms of asbestosis
If you’re suffering from asbestosis, we understand that your symptoms might have forced you to make some dramatic life changes.
If you are experiencing the symptoms listed below, and haven’t seen a medical professional, we recommend you contact them as soon as possible.
If your doctor has confirmed that you’re suffering from asbestosis, and you believe it was caused by somebody else’s negligence, such as your employer or landlord, we could help you claim compensation.
If you’re suffering from asbestosis, your symptoms might include:
- A shortness of breath – that progressively gets worse over time
- A tightness in your chest – or chest pain
- A persistent cough – or wheezing
- Extreme tiredness
Asbestosis has similar symptoms to lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer also caused by inhaling asbestos. However, mesothelioma is different to asbestosis. Mesothelioma can be caused by large or small quantities of asbestos exposure.
To read more about mesothelioma, and how we can help you claim for it, please visit our dedicated page of content on mesothelioma.
How do I know if I can make an asbestos claim?
The best way to confirm you have an asbestos claim is to contact us for free on 0800 540 4258 .
We’ll ask you questions about your asbestosis and the events that led to it. Once we’ve gathered some basic information from you, we’ll be able to let you know straight away if we think you have a claim.
You’re under no obligation to claim with us during your call. However, if we do think you have an asbestosis claim, we will ask you if you want to be handed over to a specialist solicitor during your call.
If you’re suffering from asbestosis, and it’s linked with your work, your asbestosis may be considered an “occupational lung disease”.
This is because, if you work in a job such as mining, garage work, plumbing or building, you may be in frequent contact with asbestos as part of your daily work.
If you have asbestosis because of your job, you may be able to claim, even if it is considered an occupational hazard.
If you can prove that your employer is at fault for your illness, perhaps because they failed to provide the correct training or safety equipment, then you may be able to claim compensation for your condition.
If you’re still working for the company that was responsible for your safety at the time of your exposure to asbestos, and you’re worried about your job or the financial impact on your employer, you needn’t be.
Visit our work accident claims page for more information.
My exposure to asbestos was a long time ago
If your exposure to asbestos was a long time ago, we still might be able to help.
To be sure, we recommend giving us a free, no obligation call for advice about your claim. You can call us today on 0800 540 4258 .
Contact us today and see if you can claim asbestosis compensation
We understand that living with asbestosis is disruptive and uncomfortable.
You didn’t choose to develop and live with this chronic illness, and the effects it has on your daily life as well as your health.
Begin the process to claim the compensation you deserve today by calling us to see if we can help you.
If we can, you could be speaking to your specialist solicitor in a matter of hours about your compensation.
Enter your details into one of our forms and we’ll call you back, or call us for free on 0800 540 4258 .