Asbestos Claims UK: What types of asbestos disease would allow me to claim industrial injury compensation from my employer?
Asbestos claims UK: I was exposed to asbestos some years ago in my workplace and I seem to be developing a breathing related illness. What are the likely conditions I might be suffering from and can I make a claim?
Asbestos Claims Solicitor Response
There are primarily three main types of lung related conditions caused from exposure to asbestos fibres for which you may be able to claim compensation from your employer.
To have a UK asbestos claim – the condition would need to be specifically diagnosed.
The three main lung disease asbestos related conditions, include
1. Asbestosis – an asbestos exposure industrial disease that develops over time
Asbestosis is a scarring of the lungs caused from exposure to asbestos fibres. It develops over time and is a progressive condition – the more exposure the worse the scarring becomes.
If you are diagnosed with asbestosis – as the exposure to the asbestos fibres took place at work it is likely you will be able to claim compensation from your employer.
See our asbestosis compensation claim article for full details on making an asbestos claim UK for an asbestosis condition.
2. Mesothelioma claim – asbestos claims UK industrial injury which can be caused by a single asbestos fibre
The initial symptoms of mesothelioma can take many decades to first appear. Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer which can be caused by a single fibre becoming embedded in the lining around the lungs, the heart or the stomach.
As the exposure to the asbestos took place in the workplace it is likely your will have a UK asbestos claim. See our mesothelioma compensation claim article for a detailed description of the types of mesothelioma and how to make a claim.
See our asbestos compensation article to discover the amount of compensation you can claim for mesothelioma
3. Lung cancer claim
Lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibres is not considered as painful as mesothelioma, but will usually cause death.
As your exposure to asbestos took place in the workplace – it is likely you will have a lung cancer claim against your employer.
See our lung cancer asbestos compensation article to learn the amount of compensation you can claim for lung cancer claims and other asbestos related conditions.
Take care to choose a specialist UK asbestos claims solicitor to make your compensation claim
If you are thinking of making a claim for asbestos compensation I recommend you use a specialist UK asbestos claims lawyer.
As symptoms often appear many years after exposure to asbestos in the workplace complicated legal issues can arise, which an experienced solicitor must solve. In addition, asbestos claims attract large amounts of compensation – an experienced solicitor will ensure you win the maximum amount of compensation.
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