Asbestos Exposure Claims

Monday 28th January 2013


Asbestos related disease is caused by inhaling or ingesting minute fibres, but most diseases are as a result of inhalation, causing damage to the lungs. Asbestos may be painted, making it relatively safe (it is sealed by the paint), but asbestos releases dust when chipped or broken.

Asbestos claims may arise where claimants have been exposed in power stations, factories, hospitals, blocks of flats, trains and ships, even hairdressers. Asbestos has been used in houses, gutters, down pipes, boilers and tanks; carpenters and painters may all have valid claims.

Asbestos was also used in ovens, commercial chip fryers, electric fires used in the home and a multitude of other applications. Workers had to cut asbestos for all of these applications.

Your exposure to asbestos may have occurred many years ago. However, it can be several years before symptoms become evident and you might have only recently developed symptoms or been diagnosed.

Common effects of Asbestos exposure include:

  • Asbestosis (a severe form of Asthma)
  • Pleural Plague (thickening of the lungs lining)
  • Mesothelioma (Asbestos related lung cancer)

Asbestos related disease is still a major industrial health issue and coping with asbestos related diseases can be a difficult and worrying time for you and your family.

If you believe you or a relative has been affected by Asbestos and may have a claim… Contact Us now.

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This post was written by Ronnie Hutcheon

January 28, 2013 12:00 am Published by