Exposure to asbestos may result in serious illness and even premature death up to 70 years after the initial exposure. Exposure to asbestos can be as a result of a variety of different circumstances such as:
- Employment – many of those that suffer with asbestos related illnesses have previously been employed in a trade that used asbestos products. Most commonly these include, builders, carpenters and plumbers who used products such as asbestos boards, rope, insulation and more.
- Environment – some sufferers of an asbestos related disease are exposed to asbestos by working in a particular environment such as in factories, steelworks, on buildings site and ships where asbestos is used in and around the work environment. Less common environments also include hospitals, schools and farms.
- Secondary Exposure – which can occur when dust and fibres released from asbestos related products are transferred from one person to another, an example of this is when a wife washing the overalls of her husband is exposed to asbestos who was working with or near asbestos related products.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, such as mesothelioma or asbestosis, or pleural thickening then you may have the right to make a compensation claim. Even those who have been exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with lung cancer may be eligible to claim.
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