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Compensation for Asbestos Mesothelioma

Asbestos Illness Compensation Claim Solicitor

Asbestos Illness Claims

Asbestos illness claims are a complex area of compensation law. Marc Folgate is experienced in dealing with asbestos claim cases.

Claims arise as a result of the inhalation of asbestos dust. In most cases the condition arises from activity related to employment and the claims therefore have to be directed against an employer. Often employees have worked in a trade that used asbestos products such as building, carpentry or plumbing where they may have worked with asbestos boards, rope, insulation and other such materials.

Also exposure of a secondary nature can occur when dust and fibres released from asbestos materials are transferred from one person to another. A good example of this is when a family member of a worker exposed to asbestos materials transfers fibres when back at home. A partner washing work clothes could be an example of this.

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Asbestos Exposure

A number of conditions can be caused by exposure to asbestos, some of which are more serious than others. Pleural plaques can arise in the lung and may not cause any symptoms at all. The Courts have concluded that pleural plaques causing no symptoms do not constitute an “injury”. Asbestos may also cause pleural thickening.

Asbestosis is a disease which slowly progresses and may have no symptoms in the early stages.

Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by exposure to asbestos. The condition may lie dormant for literally decades. It can then be a challenge to determine which employer was responsible for the asbestos exposure and whether the employer is still in existence. Equally, employers’ liability insurance did not become compulsory until 1969.

The link between exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma became known in the 1960s but the risk of lung disease as a result of exposure to asbestos was known much earlier.

Asbestos Compensation Claims

Since these are difficult claims to pursue, a statutory compensation scheme has been set up by the government which provides fixed compensation and potentially a contribution to any legal costs incurred, depending upon how the exposure to asbestos occurred.

The process of finding out whether or not you are likely to have a compensation claim for an asbestos related disease is not straightforward but it is risk free if you contact Folgate Legal.

For an assessment of a potential asbestos illness compensation case get in touch with Folgate Legal

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