Asbestos the Hidden Killer?
Asbestos comprises minute mineral silicate fibres. These can't be broken down or removed by the body and are highly irritant. Asbestos fibres cause scarring to the tissue linings of the lung, making gaseous exchange and breathing difficult. Prolonged high level exposure to asbestos may lead to Asbestosis, benign or diffuse Pleural Thickening and Asbestos induced lung cancer, also known as Mesothelioma.
Asbestos Exposure - Who does it affect?
Asbestos exposure may affect anyone in a position or work environment where breathing in of asbestos fibres could have occurred. This includes those who worked extensively with asbestos for example repairing boilers, demolishing buildings, and asbestos removal workers.
Onset of an asbestos related disease is slow and the exposure to asbestos could have occurred 20 or 30 years prior to illness.
Can I make an Asbestos Exposure Claim for Compensation?
It is essential that you have been diagnosed with an Asbestos related illness in order to make a claim for compensation. The exposure to asbestos probably occurred several years prior to the onset of the illness and most likely was due to some form of work. It is not possible to claim for simply being exposed to Asbestos.
- You must have been diagnosed with an Asbestos related industrial disease.
- Exposure alone to Asbestos is not enough to make a claim for compensation.
- In England & Wales it is not possible to claim for Pleural Plaques.
- It was diagnosed within the last 3 Years.
- It is due to past or present employment.
How much Asbestos Compensation could I Claim?
Each Asbestos related disease claim is assessed on its own merits and each case is different. The amount of compensation you may receive will depend on numerous factors; the diagnosis and the severity of the disease being key factors, as are age, prognosis, loss of earnings and potential to work. Whether you are diagnosed with a mild case of Asbestosis to a severe case of Mesothelioma SapphireClaims.com's solicitors will endeavor to get you the maximum compensation you are entitled - FAST.
Asbestos related disease compensation:
- up to £12,210 for Pleural thickening or a mild case of Asbestosis
- over £85,000 for a severe case of Asbestosis
- on average in excess of £137,000 for Mesothelioma
Figures are based on the Judicial College Guidelines for Personal Injury Compensation and the DWP Study into Average Civil Compensation in Mesothelioma Cases. The information here is for guidance only and is not a guarantee.
To see if you can claim asbestos compensation call 0800 077 6166 today, or use our contact form and we'll get back to you.
What should I do if I am suffering from an Asbestos related Lung Disease?
The first step if you are suffering from an Asbestos Exposure related lung disease would be to contact SapphireClaims.com and we will assess your claim for compensation and advise you on whether you will be eligible to claim for your asbestos related lung disease.
It is vital to establish a relationship between your symptoms and exposure to asbestos. If you have not done so already the second step will be to see your doctor who will be able to establish this link to asbestos.
What happens next? See How to Claim for further details on the Claim Process with SapphireClaims.com. Any questions check out our FAQs.
Asbestos Exposure - Diagnosis & Medicals.
Breathlessness and crackling of the lungs are key symptoms of Asbestos related lung diseases. For confirmation Lung function tests will probably be performed alongside a CT scan, chest X-ray or biopsy if Mesothelioma is suspected.
To see if you can make a No Win No Fee Asbestos Claim for Compensation call 0800 077 6166 Today, or use our contact form and we'll get back to you.