The personal injury solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler specialise in handling industrial disease and asbestos related compensation claims for clients throughout the UK. Whether you suffer from industrial deafness, asthma and other breathing diseases, vibration white finger, latex sensitisation or an asbestos related disease such as Mesothelioma, we can provide legal advice, helping you claim the maximum amount of financial compensation.
To speak to a personal injury solicitor regarding your asbestos or industrial disease compensation claim, call 0800 954 9935 ANYTIME or complete our enquiry form.
Asbestos Poisoning Claims
Figures from the Health and Safety Executive have highlighted the increase in asbestos related illnesses and fatalities. If you, or a member of your family, are suffering from an asbestos related disease, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Compensation awarded as a result of asbestos poisoning claims is intended to help you pay for medical fees and rehabilitation costs, and is a legal right.
Individuals who are typically affected by asbestos related diseases include:
- Insulation workers
- Builders involved in demolition and renovation
- Pipe laggers
- Heating engineers
many of whom may only have worked with asbestos early in their careers, before protective equipment became routinely used.
At Lanyon Bowdler we believe you and/or your family should be compensated for asbestos related diseases, and our team is dedicated to not only obtaining compensation for past and present losses, but also to ensuring that you and your family are provided for in the future.
Asbestos Related Diseases
Our team of personal injury solicitors can answer your asbestos related queries, advising you on the symptoms of different conditions which have been medically connected with asbestos exposure:
- Mesothelioma is a cancer of the pleural and peritoneal lining and is considered to be almost exclusively related to asbestos exposure. By the time it is diagnosed, it is almost always fatal. Mesothelioma has a long latency period (time between exposure and onset of disease) of at least 15 and sometimes as long as 60 years.
- Lung cancer is a malignant tumour of the bronchi – the tubes carrying air to and from the lungs. The tumour grows through surrounding tissue, invading and often obstructing air passages. Again, the disease has a long latency period – typically at least 20 years.
- Asbestosis is a scarring of the lung tissue. This scarring leads to inadequate oxygen intake to the blood. It is a slowly progressive disease with a latency period of 15 to 30 years.
- Diffuse pleural thickening is a disease in which the lining of the lung (pleura) becomes scarred. If it is extensive then it, too, can restrict expansion of the lungs and lead to breathlessness. It normally takes at least 10 years after the first exposure to develop asbestos related pleural disease. The disease is a chronic condition with no cure.
- Small areas of scarring are called pleural plaques. They do not cause symptoms.
Please remember, if you are concerned that you, or a member of your family, have been affected by asbestos exposure, consult your GP immediately.
Contact Lanyon Bowdler
For a free consultation with a personal injury solicitor regarding your industrial disease or asbestos compensation claim, call 0800 954 9935 ANYTIME or complete our enquiry form.
People of Shropshire: A fire at MOD Donnington in 1983 scattered ash containing asbestos particles for miles around and the fear is that now, years on, the fire will be claiming victims through asbestos related diseases, such as those detailed above. If you or a member of your family was affected in any way by the fire, or worked at the depot, and have since experienced any respiratory symptoms, then get in contact with us.