Have You Suffered Illness From Asbestos Contamination?
You may be able to make an accident compensation claim if you’ve suffered injury at work.
Work place injuries are often seen as a result of damage from machines or tools, slips or falls or other causes. Most physical injuries are evident at the time at which the accident occurs.
Claims are not always made for injuries that are evident at the time as not all injuries are immediately evident.
It may be that an employee has to file a claim much later due to them being contaminated by substances they encountered during their time at work.
Such a material is asbestos which was used extensively for its insulation properties in the building industry during and after the 1950′s.
When kept in good condition asbestos is relatively safe but when damaged it produces fibres that become airborne particles and can cause devastating medical problems.
Contamination from asbestos is all around but at a very low level, non-dangerous level. It’s when people are exposed to high level asbestos contamination that the devastating problems result.
Asbestos related diseases are very serious, often fatal, and even when not life threatening are seriously debilitating.
Health precautions and protection should be give to all workers who could come into contact with asbestos. Appropriate equipment, clothing and training must be supplied. Certain workers are more likely to be subjected to asbestos contamination, namely building workers of all types, demolition workers and heating/ventilation workers.
The symptoms of asbestos related disease will not be evident immediately and may not appear for many years after the contamination has happened.
If you are diagnosed with an asbestos related disease you should seek expert legal advice and representation as you may be entitled to file an accident compensation claim. If your work place is proved negligent and failed to protect you against the known dangers of asbestos they will be liable to pay compensation.
Because of the delay in symptoms with material contamination the law is different for such claims but it is important to seek advice as soon as possible after diagnosis.
If you have been in contact with asbestos in your work place and have a diagnosis of an asbestos related illness pay a visit to Accident Compensation Claim Centre where you will find free advice and guidance to assist you plan your future.