Workers may be exposed to Asbestos in a number of ways, namely in the manufacture of asbestos and the manufacturing of products in trades such in engineering and building construction, shipbuilding industries.
It has also been widely used in the manufacture of cloth, pipe and boiler insulating materials cement, brake linings.
At Curtis Law Solicitors, our expert Industrial Disease Solicitors and Legal Executives provide representation to those who have suffered as a result of asbestos related diseases including:
- Mesothelioma - an incurable disease which is fatal. It can take several decades to develop following inhaling of asbestos dust and were common in the construction and shipbuilding industries.
- Asbestosis - term given to scarring of the lungs from heavy exposure to asbestos dust. Asbestosis makes it difficult for the sufferer to breathe as the lungs do not work efficiently.
- Pleural Thickening - the disease is caused as a result of exposure to asbestos and takes several decades to develop. Symptoms can include shortness of breath and tightness around the chest.
- Lung Cancers - heavy prolonged exposure to asbestos dust. The symptoms may include, shortness of breath, a prolonged cough, weight loss. Not all lung cancers are caused by exposure to asbestos as there will be other factors such as smoking that may be the underlying cause.
If you have suffered from asbestos related diseases from a workplace environment, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Contact Curtis Law Solicitors today and we'll provide you with the right legal advice and sensitive support to help make a claim for compensation.
Our specialist Industrial Disease Solicitors have a number of years of experience in successfully dealing with Industrial Disease claims by adopting a NO WIN – NO FEE agreement and obtaining maximum compensation for victims who have suffered.
We are one of the most experienced departments in North West of England and are experts in this field. To start your claim, call 0800 008 7450 or text "CURTIS" to 82727 and we'll call you straight back.
Asbestos in the work place
Asbestos was originally used by many industries to insulate pipes, boilers, tanks and cement. Asbestos fibres is not visible to the eye however when inhaled or ingested the tiny indestructible fibres lodge inside the body and cannot be removed. These particles remain latent in the lungs and the symptoms of asbestosis do not develop for 10 to 20 years.
There is no known 'safe level' of exposure with symptoms becoming worse over time, and common symptoms include shortness of breath and a persistent cough.
It is important to seek medical attention from your GP who will be able to arrange an x-ray, scan and/or biopsy to correctly diagnose your condition.
The use of asbestos has now been banned in the UK, and many of our clients previously worked in industries such as:
Contact our Industrial Disease Solicitors
If you would like more information or you are ready to start your claim, call Curtis Law Solicitors free on:
0800 008 7450, mobile friendly 0333 240 0340
Or text "CURTIS" to 82727 and we'll call you straight back.