There are different types of asbestos-related diseases which can affect an individual’s health in many ways. The various conditions are listed below and vary in severity. It is therefore very important to establish from the outset which asbestos condition has been diagnosed.
Exposure to asbestos fibres has been recognised as an occupational health hazard particularly since the 1930’s. It was used widely in the industry through to the 1970’s as a fireproof material. Exposure occurs when asbestos fibres are released into the air and it is often very difficult to recall whether or not you were exposed to asbestos during your work. You may not have necessarily disturbed asbestos but you may have been near someone else who did.
As well as those who were exposed to asbestos at work, family members and others living with anyone employed in an asbestos contaminated workplace may have an increased risk of developing asbestos-related lung cancer or Mesothelioma. The risk usually arises from secondary exposure to asbestos dust brought home on the clothing and hair of workers who have been exposed to asbestos.
If it can be proven that a condition was caused by exposure to asbestos by a negligent party, then the victim of that exposure may be able to make a claim (with the exception of pleural plaques). In order to make a successful claim, it must be proven that the employer owed you a duty of care, that duty was breached and that it resulted in damage to you.
Zen Law Solicitors are also specialists in tracing employers and/or their insurers going back to the 1950’s, even where you cannot necessarily recall the full name of their employer. Zen Law Solicitors have the necessary expertise in finding accountable party for the injuries you have suffered. This greatly increases your chances of making a claim for compensation and the level of award you will receive in the event of a successful claim.
The most common compensatable asbestos-related injuries are:
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If you have been diagnosed with any of the above injuries, complete our Online Enquiry Form and one of our lawyers will contact you to discuss how you can make a claim for your injuries.