Asbestos and industrial disease-related compensation claims are a specialist area, and the personal injury solicitors here at Lanyon Bowdler have years of experience of dealing with a wide variety of cases.
Whether you suffer from a breathing disease like asthma, industrial deafness, latex sensitisation, vibration white finger, or an asbestos-related disease such as Mesothelioma, our solicitors will guide you through the whole process and provide expert legal advice to help you claim the right amount of compensation.
Asbestos-related illnesses and fatalities are on the increase, according to Health and Safety Executive figures. If you, or someone you know, have a disease which has been caused by asbestos, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
It is your legal right to claim for industrial disease compensation, which is intended to help you pay for medical fees and rehabilitation costs.
People who are typically affected include:
Of particular risk are those who worked with asbestos early in their careers, before protective equipment became routinely used.
At Lanyon Bowdler we believe everyone affected by asbestos-related diseases should be compensated, and our team of specialist lawyers are dedicated to ensuring that you and your family are provided for in the future.
The team here at Lanyon Bowdler are experts in asbestos-related diseases, and will be happy to answer your queries on the symptoms and conditions which have been medically connected with asbestos exposure.
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Lung cancer is a malignant tumour of the tubes carrying air to and from the lungs, called the bronchi. 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.
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.
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.
It is important to consult your GP immediately if you are concerned that you, or a member of your family, have been affected by asbestos exposure.
Are you happy with the way your compensation claim is currently being handled? Even if your claim has recently settled we may still be able to review your case, read more here.
Give us a call or complete our online enquiry form, to see how we can help. We have offices in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Conwy, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry and Telford, so are able to act for clients all over Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales and across the Midlands.
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 may be affecting people 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, please get in touch.
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