“One of Lance Mason solicitors’ main objectives is to help the victims of asbestosis by seeking compensation for them. Compensation claims don’t have to be tricky and time consuming; we can deal with the complex legal side so you don’t have to.”
Following the end of the Second World War, it was common for many factories to use the mineral Asbestos. Uses include lagging for boilers and pipes, insulation of ceilings and walls and in brake pads and clutches for vehicles. The mineral was later banned due to its harmful effects but many people today still suffer as a direct result of exposure to asbestos.
Effects & Symptoms
Breathing in asbestos fibres causes the lung disease, Asbestosis. These fibres cause lung irritation, which then causes cells to scar and thicken, resulting in the lungs losing much of their elasticity. Symptoms of the disease can include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Tightness of the chest
- An unexplained or persistent cough
Unlike other diseases caused by exposure to asbestos, Asbestosis is usually caused by long term exposure to the mineral. The disease can often take 30 years or more to develop, so it is important not to rule out the possible cause, even if you worked with the mineral many years ago. Asbestosis can also make sufferers more vulnerable to other respiratory diseases and in some cases, lung cancer.
If you believe that you may be developing the disease, it is important to see your GP as soon as possible. If it can be proven that the development of this disease is the result of negligence on your employer’s part, you may be able to claim compensation.
Our team will be able to advise you on the process of making a claim, how long it is likely to take and your chances of being successful. We are committed to building relationships with our clients so that you feel completely at ease with the people handling your case.
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