From exposure to asbestos causing asbestosis and mesothelioma to working with tools that can cause industrial deafness, there are many causes of an Industrial Disease. Whatever the nature of your industrial illness, The Legal Oracle can help you.
Types Of Industrial Disease Claims
The Legal Oracle's industrial disease solicitors have helped many people like you to claim compensation. Their experience covers a variety of industrial disease claims, including:
- Cancers – including lung cancers and pre-cancerous conditions;
- Pleural Thickening
- Knee bursitis
- Hearing loss including deafness
- Repetitive strain injury
- Vibration white finger
Whilst the nature of each injury can be significantly different, the legal issues all relate to long term negligence on the part of your employer. The Legal Oracle solicitors will find the cause of your illness and claim against the relevant employer for you.
The most common cause of work related deaths in the UK is asbestos. Asbestos is a natural substance, widely used for insulation, which becomes a danger if you are exposed to a high number of asbestos fibres. Asbestos-related diseases are often extremely serious and, although symptoms of the disease do not become apparent at the time of the exposure – but, often many, many years later – if you are not properly protected from a high level of asbestos fibres at work, or elsewhere, you are at risk of developing a serious disease including lung cancer diffuse pleural thickening. Two of the main types of diseases caused by exposure to asbestos are Asbestosis and Mesothelioma.
Asbestosis is a chronic lung condition that is caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. It often develops if you have been exposed to high numbers of asbestos fibres, usually during the course of employment.
Symptoms of Asbestosis
The symptoms of asbestosis include shortness of breath, a persistent cough, loss of appetite and chest tightness. If you have any of these symptoms and believe you may have been exposed to asbestos you should visit your GP as soon as possible so that a diagnosis can be made.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, which affects the lining of the lungs. This disease is most commonly related to over exposure to asbestos in work related settings and it can take between 30 - 40 years for symptoms to become apparent. Unfortunately, this means that mesothelioma is often a very dangerous cancer by the time of diagnosis.
If you are, or someone you know is, suffering from mesothelioma you may be wondering whether you can make a claim and how much compensation you are likely to receive.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Similar to asbestosis, the symptoms of mesothelioma include shortness of breath, pain in your chest and back, a persistent cough and wheezing, loss of appetite and weight loss. Again, visit your GP immediately if you have any of these symptoms and believe you may have been exposed to asbestos.
Making A claim For Compensation For Asbestos Related Diseases
If you feel that, through someone else’s negligence or lack of care, you have been exposed to asbestos – and as a result you have suffered an asbestos related disease - you may be able to make a claim for compensation. However, due to the nature of asbestos related diseases (namely that symptoms do not present until many years after the exposure) claims can often be complicated as, for example, the person you were working for when suffering the exposure may no longer be in business.
The Legal Oracle has experts, specially trained asbestos solicitors who will be able to guide you through the claims process and answer any questions you may have.
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