Asbestos Compensation Claims

Have you ever been exposed to Asbestos dust?

Asbestos disease compensationHave you been diagnosed with Asbestosis, Mesothelioma or Pleural Plaques?

Bollin Legal Associates are experts in claiming compensation for work related illnesses such as those connected with asbestos.

If you think you may be entitled to make an asbestos compensation claim, please call us today on 0800 988 2478 or 01625 506 588 from your mobile.

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Asbestos Related Industrial Illness

Asbestos was used extensively in the building industry during the early twentieth century.  It’s resistance to heat made it the perfect product for insulating water tanks and pipes and it is estimated that the majority of houses built before 1985 will contain asbestos in some form.

Asbestos was banned in 1999 when it was acknowledged that it had disastrous implications on health and well being.  Asbestos is made from naturally occurring fibrous mineral crystals; these fibrous crystals can be inhaled if they become airborne.

Once in the lungs the body’s immune system realises there is a threat and surrounds the fiber with white blood cells.  However, it is unable to destroy the fibres, these results in scarring and inflammation of the infected area.

It can take twenty years or more for the disease to develop, with construction and building workers being the most at risk.

Types of Asbestos Related Disease

Asbestos can be linked to many different conditions such as:

  • Malignant Mesothelioma – A rare form of cancer strongly linked to exposure to asbestos.  This cancer can take years to come into being, typically around 20 to 50 years.  Despite advances in medical science, there is still no cure for this type of cancer.  Malignant Mesothelioma can develop after a relatively small amount of exposure to Asbestos dust.
  • Asbestosis – a chronic inflammatory and fibrotic medical condition affecting the parenchymal tissue of the lungs caused by the inhalation and retention of asbestos fibers. It usually occurs after high intensity and/or long-term exposure to asbestos (particularly in those individuals working on the production or end-use of products containing asbestos) and is therefore regarded as an occupational lung disease.
  • Pleural Plaques – discrete fibrous or partially calcified thickened area which can be seen on X-rays of individuals exposed to asbestos. Although pleural plaques are themselves not an indicator of disease they can only be detected by a radiograph or CT scan. Pleural Plaques rarely form for any other reason other than exposure to asbestos.
  • Pleural Thickening – Is the result of developing Pleural Plaques. There are few symptoms, but it is an indication that someone may have been exposed to asbestos fibres.

Call us now at Bollin LegalIf you think you are suffering from the adverse effects of asbestos exposure and wish to make an Asbestos compensation claim, then contact Bollin Legal Associates and speak to one of our friendly, experienced claims advisors.

Call Bollin Legal Associates on 0800 988 2478 or 01625 506588 from your mobile.

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All claims are handled by an experienced and friendly claims advisor.