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Asbestos-related illnesses have caused the loss of hundreds of thousands of British lives, and with a further 45,000 deaths predicted by 2050, the march of this “hidden killer” shows no sign of abating.
Asbestosis is a long-term chronic lung condition. Symptoms include shortness of breath and a persistent cough. It is caused by inhaling asbestos fibres.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, in 2012 there were 980 newly assessed cases of this industrial diseases.
Anyone who has been diagnosed with this condition could be entitled to claim compensation from the individual or company who exposed them to this hazardous substance.
In many instances the person suffering from asbestosis will have been exposed to asbestos through a former employer.
The symptoms of asbestosis can take from 15 to 30 years to present themselves. At this point it can be difficult to locate the liable company, but the Lawyers at Healys Solicitors Recover can often, when companies are untraceable or have gone bust, ensure redress through the firm’s insurers.
For further information on Asbestos Related Disease you can visit the Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK (AVSGF) website: http://www.asbestosforum.org.uk/
Mesothelioma is a devastating industrial disease which has left a profound and traumatic legacy for many families and communities in Britain. If you or a close family member has received a diagnosis of this asbestos-related illness, Healys Solicitors can bring the full weight of their expertise and experience to benefit your chances of making a successful mesothelioma claim.
Healys Solicitors helped the family of a carpenter claim compensation after he was diagnosed with Malignant Mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to Asbestos. Our client was working for a company during the period 1962 to 1972. Over the course of his employment he was exposed to asbestos and was never instructed to wear safety equipment. The case was finally settled under the Fast Track Mesothelioma claims procedure we were able to secure our client’s widow £150,000 in compensation.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer affecting the mesothelial cells which line the heart, lungs or abdomen. Because it is a terminal illness with no cure, any diagnosis of mesothelioma is going to cause trauma and uncertainty.
Although asbestos exposure is implicated in all these types of cancer, it is most frequently the cause of cancers in the lung lining (pleural mesothelioma).
If you have recently received a diagnosis of the illness, you will have many things to consider – not least your treatment options, which may include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
However, you will also need to consider the financial impact of the illness and how you can best mitigate this. The industrial disease lawyers at Healys Solicitors Recover can bring clarity, conviction and assurance to the claims process to help you ensure the best possible chance of receiving suitable compensation.
For further information on Mesothelioma and support please visit the Mesothelioma UK website: http://www.mesothelioma.uk.com/
Although any person who is suffering from the illness can claim, close relatives and dependents can claim too if the affected person has died within three years of the date of claim.
Electrician claims – During the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s many electricians were exposed to asbestos lagging and insulation in their workplaces.
Boiler maker and fitter claims – Until relatively recently many boilers were insulated with asbestos. The “laggers” who fitted these boilers have some of the highest rates of asbestos cancer.
Mechanics and automotive worker claims – Many brake pads and clutches in the past contained asbestos-based materials.
Plumber claims – Plumbers often worked with asbestos contaminated heating and insulation systems.
Joiners, carpenters, construction worker and ship builder claims – Many workers from these trades suffered a high incidence of asbestos dust exposure.
With Healys Solicitors you can be assured that you will receive a comprehensive legal service which is always client-focused, performed by experts, and offers a range of first-class legal and non-legal assistance to ensure you receive maximum compensation and the best possible care.
Below is a brief case study on how we have helped our clients:
Healys Solicitors has helped a 73 year old man claim compensation after was exposed to asbestos in work. Our client was employed by the General Post Office (GPO)/ Royal Mail between 1956 and 1962. During his employment he was responsible for the maintenance of the boilers where he removed asbestos regularly from boilers and pipe work. Healys Solicitors was able to secure our client £25,000 in compensation in an out of Court settlement.
You can view the extended version of these case studies and other ways on how we have helped our clients by visiting the case studies section.
So contact the Personal Injury Team on 0800 280 0432 or fill in contact us form for us to call you back.
15th May 2019
The Court of Appeal has rejected arguments put forward by the Royal Opera House (ROH) that a compensation award to a viola player who claimed that his hearing was damaged by exposure to the noise of brass instruments will curtail music making in the UK. Continue reading »
22nd February 2019
Statistics provided by Cancer Research UK indicate that on average 360,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. However, an article that appeared in the Independent newspaper in December 2018, revealed the startling finding that 4 out of every 10 people diagnosed with cancer have been misdiagnosed at least once before the disease was identified. Continue reading »
19th February 2019
Everyone has a right to complain about their neighbours’ behaviour, but where such complaints are unjustified and take the form of harassment the consequences can be severe. In one such case, a flat dweller who made a fellow resident’s life a misery was ordered to pay him almost £100,000 in damages. Continue reading »
18th February 2019
Consumers have a right to expect that the goods they purchase are of satisfactory quality and do not expose them to risk of injury, as was illustrated by a case in which a homeowner won the right to compensation after a furniture unit came apart and fell on his foot. Continue reading »
11th February 2019
Opticians don’t just sell glasses, they perform an important role in spotting potential problems that need to be referred to a doctor. In a case on point, a schoolboy who was left almost blind after an optician failed to detect a benign brain tumour won almost £500,000 in compensation. Continue reading »