Asbestos Related Illness
Asbestos was a common material used in many aspects of building work such as insulation, floorings, fireproofing, brake pads, paints and adhesives. Asbestos was used between 1993 up until 1999 when it was banned.
Asbestos fibres are released into the air when it becomes disturbed. Because these fibres cannot be broken down by our normal self defence systems, when inhaled they stay put on the lungs, which can lead to medical conditions such as pleural Mesothelioma, Lung cancer, asbestosis and other pleural disorders.
With many cases of asbestos related illnesses the symptoms might not show up for several months after being exposed to it. This means that to successfully claim compensation there needs to be proof that your illness is due to exposure of asbestos.
Obviously no amount of money can compensate for the pain and suffering of an asbestos-related disease but what the compensation can do for you is ease your financial situation. It will ensure you are not left out of pocket from your inability to work. It will also cover all your medical costs and expenses.
If you are hoping to make a claim for compensation after suffering an asbestos related illness then Help With Your Claim can help you.
The money you could be entitled to could be anywhere between £4,000 and £74,300. If a person is lucky enough to not have any risk of developing mesothelioma or lung cancer the amount of compensation will be somewhere between £4,000 and £6,100.
Pleural plaques which are local areas of pleural thickening, do not normally cause any symptoms, but may be accompanied by psychological injury causing disability, the amount you could be entitled too could be in the region of £6,100 to £7,125.
Injuries where asbestosis caused impairment of the extremities of the lungs so that the oxygen uptake to the blood stream is reduced could fetch the amount of £28,000 to £61,500. This is where mobility and seriously impaired quality of life is reduced.
If you now have fatal lung cancer the amount of compensation you will be entitled to will between £45,800 and £58,500.
At the top end of the scale those suffering from mesothelioma, the amount of compensation you may be entitled too could be in the region of £47,850 to £74,300. The duration of pain and suffering accounts of the variation in the amount awarded.
For more information about how we can help you gain the compensation that is rightly due to you, get in touch with us today so we can decide whether you have a claim and how to get it started. Remember, claiming compensation is your civil and legal right.