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Health issues caused by asbestos do not become notable until later life, when worrying symptoms may start to appear. If you believe you are suffering from illnesses related to asbestos exposure, you could have grounds to make a claim.
High-risk occupations include joiners, electricians, painters, construction traders, railroad workers and boilermakers. Asbestos-related disease may also extend to family members who have, for example, washed the clothes of an employee working with asbestos.
Heath issues caused by asbestos exposure
The pleural cavity is the name given to the space between the two pleura of the lungs. A pleura is a membrane of the lung, which can cause problems if damaged.
Pleural problems may not appear until after 15 years following asbestos exposure, and include:
Asbestosis is an interstitial lung disease that is a result of inhalation of asbestos fibres. It has a latent period of 20-30 years and may not become evident until later in life.
Cancer may be caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres.
What to do next
If you can prove that your employer allowed you to work with asbestos due to your profession, you may have a claim. Our team of lawyers are dedicated to help you claim compensation for an asbestos-related illness, and help you to achieve the justice you deserve.
Because asbestos-related illnesses do not manifest for years after the exposure, we understand that it may seem daunting to place a claim. However, our no win no fee service offers the full help you require to research and investigate your claim.