Can I Claim Compensation For My Asbestosis Personal Injury?

Asbestosis is a serious disease to the lungs which can be caused by breathing in small asbestos fibres. If a company has put you in danger of asbestos exposure, causing asbestosis, then it is vital that you consult a solicitor who will claim compensation for your asbestosis.

Make sure you consult your doctor to confirm a diagnosis of your asbestosis. List down all of the symptoms you are feeling and then present this information to your professional injury lawyer, who will make an asbestosis personal injury claim on your behalf.

Asbestosis can cause a shortness of breath and chest pains and can only start to become apparent 20 years after exposure. It was commonly used during World War II, and unfortunately, there are still a lot of traces of it throughout the world. Asbestos was banned from use in the UK in 1999 and is not the only disease that can be caused by asbestos inhalation.

Common exposed industries are:

  • The Plumbing Industry
  • The Demolition Industry
  • The Lagging Industry

Asbestosis is closely related to the following industrial diseases:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Mesothelioma

How Much Compensation Will I Get for Asbestosis Compensation?

For starters, it should be noted that yes there are compensation arrangements for people suffering from asbestosis. This compensation though is not some form of blanket compensation, and patients are expected to provide documentary evidence of their employment records and medical history of asbestosis for consideration.

In the UK for example, Asbestosis compensation for severe cases will range from £50,000-£1,000,000 + and are usually cases that caused serious disability where the asbestosis progression can lead to or result in premature death. Moderate cases where asbestosis has an impact on lung infection thereby having an effect on social, physical activity and social life, the compensation for asbestosis will range from £10,000-£50,000. Minor asbestosis cases which involve slight chest problems that tend to resolve within a few months will range between anything from £1,000-£10,000.

How Can I Tell If I’m Suffering From Asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a chronic lung ailment which is commonly characterised by a scarring of lung tissue due to the accumulation of asbestos fibres in the lungs. Asbestosis can be diagnosed decades later after initial exposure. The symptoms of asbestosis can vary, but it usually includes laboured breathing during routine tasks and exercises, prolonged coughing and increased levels of chest pain.

In What Way is Asbestosis Commonly Treated?

Because asbestosis has no cure, as time goes by the condition will get worse, and patients will be required to seek increased treatment as they get older. Doctors usually prescribe breathing treatments, some form of surgery or prescription medication for asbestosis.

Doctors can offer oxygen therapy to relieve instances of shortness of breath with asbestosis, prescribe medications to reduce pain and thin secretions and also provide respiratory physiotherapy to remove any secretions from the lungs.

What are the Types of Asbestos Which Can Cause Asbestosis?

  • Chrysotile Asbestos
  • Amosite Asbestos
  • Crocidolite Asbestos
  • Tremolite Asbestos
  • Anthophyllite Asbestos
  • Actinolite Asbestos

Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Asbestosis Solicitor?

Due to the nature of the asbestosis compensation cases, many sufferers tend to prefer having their cases handled by a solicitor who will only demand a previously agreed upon percentage of the compensation once the asbestosis claim goes through. The reasons for this are quite obvious as first, and foremost asbestosis patients need to safeguard and use their financial resources wisely, and secondly this will ensure that asbestosis attorneys only take on cases they strongly believe can win the trial. If you are suffering from Asbestosis then kindly get in touch with us by calling 0800 699 0079 or emailing

Where Can I Find More Information On Asbestosis Compensation Claims?

The internet is awash with asbestosis websites that are dedicated to providing relevant and accurate information on how to detect and live with asbestosis. It is important to read widely about asbestosis and compare what people are saying about the disease. But always make a point of visiting a specialised asbestosis doctor and get some firsthand information. Some of the asbestosis sites worth visiting include the following:

How Will I Make a Compensation Claim for Asbestosis?

The first step is to get in touch with a specialised asbestosis attorney who has handled asbestosis claims before. He or she will request you to submit all the necessary documentation such as employment records and asbestosis medical records. You should then make sure that you sign a contract before the trial stating the percentage the asbestosis lawyer will receive once you win the case. Make sure the contract is explicit on this, you should only pay the asbestosis lawyer once you win the trial case.

Is There an Asbestosis Test That I Can Take?

Because X-Rays alone cannot detect the microscopic asbestos fibres in the body, the most reliable test for Asbestosis is a lung biopsy. This involves the surgical removal of some lung tissue which is then subjected to a battery of tests to confirm the presence of these fibres that leads to asbestosis. Further to this, lung function tests, a complete physical examination and chest X-rays may also be used to determine or clarify certain symptoms of factors for asbestosis.

Who Is Eligible to Make a Claim for Asbestosis?

Research has shown that many cases of Asbestosis are caused at the workplace. If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, then you are entitled to some form of compensation from your employer as he or she have failed to provide you with a safe working environment that has led to you getting asbestosis. People in the building or demolition business, drywall removers, automobile workers, firefighters, and asbestos removal workers are at risk of getting asbestosis. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) over 125 million people all over the world are exposed to asbestos that puts each and everyone at risk of asbestosis. It is also worth noting that because detecting Asbestosis is quite difficult, many people recognise the problem when it is too late, in which case loved ones or family members can lodge a complaint on your behalf if you are unable to do so due to health reasons. It is worth noting though that you can also be exposed to asbestos at home which can lead to asbestosis.

How Will Asbestosis Be Diagnosed?

After taking your asbestosis medical history, the doctor will start by conducting a physical examination using a stethoscope to listen to any sounds which may suggest asbestosis. The doctor may also check the patient for misshapen or clubbed fingertips which are known symptoms of lung disease. The doctor may also use a spirometer to measure the capacity and strength of your lungs. Depending on the results received from the above tests, a doctor will go ahead and order an X-ray which can show pleural plaques and other abnormalities and traces of asbestosis. X-rays though are only effective for detecting early cases of asbestosis. CT scans tend to be more helpful in this regard as they can also show raised patches on lungs, a typical sign of advanced asbestosis. A biopsy though is the most preferred diagnosis method or procedure for asbestosis and can be used to fully determine whether in addition to asbestosis you may be suffering from any other ailments closely related to asbestosis.

Where Can I Get An Asbestosis Compensation Claims Form?

Due to increased awareness campaigns, there has been a steady rise in the number of asbestosis compensation cases being filed by those affected by the disease or by loved ones left behind by a patient who suffered from the disease. Due to the number of cases currently in the legal system, it is important to lodge these claims early as these cases tend to take some time. The money received from your asbestosis compensation is bound to go a long way in helping you manage your ever rising medical bills. So make a point of filling in your compensation claims form now for a much quicker response.

Why Choose Tylers For Asbestosis Compensation Claims?

Even though asbestosis does not have a cure, it is not cancer. In most instances, asbestosis can be managed, but people suffering from the disease are much more prone to suffer from other serious illnesses such as lung cancer or mesothelioma.

Once you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, it is imperative that you quit smoking and also steer clear of secondary smoke if possible. This is because apart from the known dangers of smoking, it can also cause emphysema, further reducing your lung reserves. It is also advisable to talk to your doctor about pneumonia and flu vaccines as this will go a long way in lowering the risks of lung infections. You should also treat any respiratory infections promptly.

If you have been diagnosed with Asbestosis recently, then you can make a claim. Telephone Tylers Solicitors today on 0800 699 0079 to see how we can help you to claim. Tylers Solicitors can help anyone in any town or city with their Asbestosis claims such as Manchester, Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, and Birmingham.

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